Published: Thu, September 13, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Eric Trump says Bob Woodward wrote book to make "shekels"

Eric Trump says Bob Woodward wrote book to make

The Woodward book is a Joke - just another assault against me, in a barrage of assaults, using now disproven unnamed and anonymous sources. Woodward is an American from IL who is best known for helping to uncover the Watergate scandal that ended Richard Nixon's presidency. Similarly, The New York Times op-ed prompted a parade of statements from top administration officials denying responsibility. And there's a middle part which we haven't discussed which is national security, where Trump goes off and he has these ideas about we've got to make money.

Washington journalist Bob Woodward shrugged off suggestions that his controversial book "Fear" has driven a wedge between President Trump and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.

Among the revelations in the book: Cohn once removed a document from the president's desk that would have ended a trade deal with South Korea.

Woodward said that in the Central Intelligence Agency, agents are taught to "let the silence suck out the truth".

While the op-ed prompted furious backlash from the president and his allies, 42 percent of respondents in the poll said they feel more comfortable when administration officials openly criticize the president.

Kelly is quoted calling Trump "an idiot", and Mattis is quoted saying Trump has the understanding of "a fifth- or sixth-grader".

"The Woodward book is a scam", Trump tweeted on Friday. "This is a war on truth by [Trump]", Woodward claimed.

Asked if Trump is still a credible voice, Sanders insisted he was: "Absolutely".

In a series of Tweets Monday, the president continued to lash out at Woodward personally and his book's portrayal of Trump as a foul-mouthed and bumbling egotist.

In his book, Woodward, who shot to fame more than 40 years ago for his reporting on the Watergate political scandal, portrays Trump as prone to profane outbursts and impulsive decision-making, with top aides anxious the United States is one Trump tweet away from a national or economic security crisis.

Woodward's book is now available through third-party sellers on Amazon but displays a shipping estimate of "one to three weeks", implying a serious shortage of copies. What is more, both heap praise on Trump on the policy side while questioning his personal style of presidency. Cohn and Porter reportedly worked "steal" a letter from Trump's desk that would have pulled the USA out of its trade deal with South Korea and prevent further copies of the order from reaching him.

Bob Woodward's "Fear" is spreading quickly.

Set for public release Tuesday, "Fear" has thrown an already chaotic White House into disarray.

Trump also derided his predecessor's return to politics.

"I can stop this", Cohn said to Porter, according to the book.

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