Executive Intelligence Review

FROM EIR DAILY ALERT


Woodward’s Book Fear: Trump In the White House Is a Farce

Sept. 5, 2018 (EIRNS)—The Washington Post fraudster Robert Woodward’s latest gossip volume, Fear: Trump in the White House, has been soundly denounced by those who actually have served in the Trump White House day to day, and by those who were reported by Woodward to have denounced Trump—all from third-hand, anonymous sources, of course.

Among the tweets sent by the President are these:

“The already discredited Woodward Book, so many lies and phony sources, has me calling Jeff Sessions mentally retarded and a dumb southerner. I said NEITHER, never used those terms on anyone, including Jeff, and being a southerner is a GREAT thing. He made this up to divide!”;

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“Isn’t it a shame that someone can write an article or book, totally make up stories and form a picture of a person that is literally the exact opposite of the fact, and get away with it without retribution or cost. Don’t know why Washington politicians don’t change libel laws?”

The Pentagon issued the following statement from Secretary of Defense James Mattis:

“The contemptuous words about the President attributed to me in Woodward’s book were never uttered by me or in my presence. While I generally enjoy reading fiction, this is a uniquely Washington brand of literature, and his anonymous sources do not lend credibility....

“In serving in this administration, the idea that I would show contempt for the elected Commander-in-Chief, President Trump, or tolerate disrespect to the office of the President from within our Department of Defense, is a product of someone’s rich imagination.”

Current Chief of Staff and former National Security Advisor John Kelly said:

“The idea I ever called the President an idiot is not true, in fact it’s exactly the opposite. As I stated back in May and still firmly stand behind, ‘I spend more time with the President than anyone else, and we have an incredibly candid and strong relationship.’ He always knows where I stand, and he and I both know this story is total BS. I’m committed to the President, his agenda, and our country. This is another pathetic attempt to smear people close to President Trump and distract from the administration’s many successes.’ ”

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