Cohn Calls Woodward Book 'Inaccurate' But Does Not Detail Specifics

Pauline Gross
September 11, 2018

Veteran reporter Bob Woodward said a top Trump administration official called him last week and told him that his new tell-all book on the Trump presidency is "1,000-percent correct".

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders accused Woodward of "incredibly reckless" fact checking in writing the book.

When Trump phoned the journalist in early August, after his manuscript had been completed, Woodward told him why he had wanted to write the book.

According to Mr Woodward, Donald Trump made this comment during a Situation Room meeting in the White House on July 19 previous year, almost three weeks after he had a very successful meeting with PM Modi at the White House on June 26.

According to Axios, Cohn's extensive role in the book has led Trump to believe Cohn was one of Woodward's sources.

"We've been extremely clear from the beginning".

The former Goldman Sachs president was attempting to explain why the Federal Reserve rates would probably increase during his first term in office, but he was left "astounded" by Trump's stupidity, according to the book. Neither of them says specific details or quotes offered by Woodward are wrong, mind you; they only say the overall picture is flawed.

White House chief of staff John Kelly and Defense Secretary James Mattis have issued denials about quotes attributed to them in the book.

Asked later whether the White House would list all the things in Woodward's book that are wrong, Sanders said such an exercise "would be a complete and utter waste of our time, so no". When he sees the 99-year lease and finds out that the United States is paying for it Woodward says Trump said: 'Take it out!

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People like Christie probably don't want to spend all their time litigating each quote, which is perhaps understandable.

Trump Jr. also predicted that "there will never be a conclusive end" to the investigation, predicting that Democrats would use the probe "as a permanent asterisk on my father's record" and use it to "sway midterms - they'll try to use it to sway 2020".

"It doesn't seem to be anybody very high up because everybody very high up has already said, 'It wasn't me, '" Trump said.

"If I did I would not have been elected president".

Woodward then steers the conversation to the middle passages, which deal with Trump and his approach to National Security.

In the piece, an unnamed senior administration official says people within the White House are actively "thwarting Mr. Trump's more misguided impulses".

The journalist and author of the highly anticipated upcoming book Fear appeared on NBC's Today show on Monday, suggesting that President Trump's actions are not being treated "seriously enough".

And then there's the statement from Rob Porter, the former White House staffer who was sacked after his ex-wives came forward with serious abuse allegations.

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