Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

Trump speculates about author of "unfair" op-ed

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Charlie Simmons | 10 September, 2018, 09:13

Woodward also revealed in his book that Trump's tweet in January about the size of the United States' nuclear button was meant to intimate Kim and part of the president's strategy of being tough on the North Korean leader. On Capitol Hill, a confirmation hearing in a staid Senate office building is repeatedly interrupted by protesters shouting at the nominee and the senators; 70 people are arrested. The author wrote that the resistance inside the government wants "the administration to succeed".

In an interview with CBS News, the veteran journalist teased a scene from his upcoming book 'Fear: Trump in the White House' that illustrates just one example of the President doing something that could "threaten the national security or the financial security of the country, or of the world".

'I didn't bring the request to the president directly, ' she said. "I don't know how Donald Trump is going to react to this".

Adding to Trump's list of heavyweight opponents, former president Barack Obama delivered a speech in IL on Friday that eviscerated Trump by name over their clashing worldviews, putting the current president on notice that his predecessor has shed his restrained public profile in a bid to directly engage him.

The article written by a unidentified senior White House official in the New York Times, attacking the US President is causing quite a stir across the pond.

So far, Trump has publicly supported Mattis, telling reporters on Wednesday the defense secretary will stay in his current job and he believes the quotes attributed to Mattis in Woodward's book are fabricated.

CNN previously reported that White House aides were struggling Thursday morning to get ahead of the op-ed as the Cabinet and other top officials were releasing their own statements, according to an administration official.

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But Woodward defended the reporting behind "Fear" as "meticulous and careful" and noted that he had multiple sources for every claim.

Woodward asserted on CBS Sunday Morning that "people who work for him are anxious - that he will sign things or give orders that threaten the national security or financial security of the country or the world".

"I have a golf pro who's mentally retarded", Trump told Stern. This is a new low for the so-called 'paper of record, ' and it should issue an apology, just as it did after the election for its disastrous coverage of the Trump campaign.

U.S. Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin denied authoring the op-ed through a spokesperson.

"The root of the problem is the president's amorality", wrote the official.

Trump on Twitter quoted a Fox News description of the event without long-range nuclear missiles as a sign of North Korea's "commitment to denuclearize".

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