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Woodward book: Rob Porter worked to keep Trump from 'dangerous' ideas

Woodward book: Rob Porter worked to keep Trump from 'dangerous' ideas

Mr Woodward told the BBC: "People in the White House they told me, to a certain extent, they spend a third of their time stopping things that are unsafe or not really consistent with a policy to protect the United States and the national security".

Legendary Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward appeared on CBS' "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on Monday, the night before his new book hit the shelves, to talk about how he reported out "Fear" and how he feels about being criticized by President Trump. Because the hallmark of Trump's behavior in this book is, from day to day, he may not remember what his idea was yesterday.

Christie, who is a subject within the book, continued to unleash his wrath on Woodward and Bannon: "If Mr".

"The bond between the United States and Canada - it's astonishing". The letter stated that the USA was planning to withdraw from a trade agreement with South Korea.

"He just absolutely is convinced that somehow if people buy, say, high-speed electronic equipment from overseas, from Asia or Europe or Canada, that somehow that money is gone".

Colbert skips to the end of the book and discusses the part in which Woodward describes Trump and his lawyers practising how a potential Special Counsel Robert Mueller interview might go, with one of Trump's lawyers pretending to be Mueller.

Other details concern Trump's "lack of curiosity and knowledge" about global affairs. That comes on top of Defense Secretary James Mattis being quoted as saying Trump had the understanding of a "fifth- or sixth-grader". Woodward's book, has said the book is based on "hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, contemporaneous meeting notes, files, documents and personal diaries". I don't talk the way I am quoted.

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Woodward said Trump acknowledged some of the material he said would be in the book, but also denied "a great deal" of it.

Woodward said that in the Central Intelligence Agency, agents are taught to "let the silence suck out the truth". Look at your administration and [yourself], because we are at a pivot point in history.

"The secretary of defence has to tell him: "because we're trying to prevent World War Three".

The journalist then says how Dowd told Trump that he either do it his way or get "fitted for an orange jumpsuit".

The White House says Camp David, the U.S. president's country retreat, offers the commander-in-chief "solitude, tranquility, and a place to host foreign leaders".

To Woodward, some of the scenes he learned about and detailed in Fear could only be compared to the days of Richard Nixon - his investigative reporting, of course, in part led to Nixon's resignation during the Watergate scandal.

Written by Jonathan Ore with files from CBC News.


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