Bob Woodward Says Trump’s Not Smarter Than A 5th Grader
Bob Woodward was the journalist (along with Carl Bernstein) who sank Richard Nixon’s Presidency by exposing the corruption behind Watergate. Woodward’s written books on 8 Presidents, but his expose of the current administration is filled with so much Oval Office drama that his book could go straight to Lifetime TV.
Read the Woodward book twice. Explosive reporting. Vivid scenes in every chapter. Includes documents, dates, details. Top Trump advisers took papers off of the president's desk to stop him from making decisions. Mattis ignored his order to kill Assad.
— Robert Costa (@costareports) September 4, 2018
The latest book on the Trump White House paints an ugly picture of the current presidency. Bob Woodward, whose reporting helped bring down President Richard Nixon, says chief of staff John Kelly said, "We're in crazytown." https://t.co/nIh2o2etoN pic.twitter.com/kCwYUCuucF
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 4, 2018
Woodward book, in scenes with Cohn trying to explain trade deficits and the service economy to Trump, answers the question ppl always ask about Trump. "Hasn't anyone told him that XYZ is not true?" Yes, ppl often do. It has no impact on his existing thinking.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) September 4, 2018
Here’s another choice Woodward morsel:
After Trump left the meeting, Woodward recounts, “Mattis was particularly exasperated and alarmed, telling close associates that the president acted like — and had the understanding of — ‘a fifth- or sixth-grader.’ ”
— John Avlon (@JohnAvlon) September 4, 2018
BOB WOODWARD quotes John Kelly in his new book as saying of POTUS: “He’s an idiot. It’s pointless to try to convince him of anything. He’s gone off the rails. We’re in Crazytown. I don’t even know why any of us are here. This is the worst job I’ve ever had.” Via @washingtonpost
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) September 4, 2018
I've been on the receiving end of a Bob Woodward book. There were quotes in it I didn't like. But never once – never – did I think Woodward made it up. Anonymous sources have looser lips and may take liberties. But Woodward always plays is straight. Someone told it to him.
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) September 4, 2018
Dowd told Trump: “Don’t testify. It’s either that or an orange jumpsuit.”
Trump: “I’ll be a real good witness,”
Dowd: “You are not a good witness. Mr. President, I’m afraid I just can’t help you.”
The next morning, Dowd resigned.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) September 4, 2018
Trump said that condemning Charlottesville neo-Nazis was ‘the biggest f*cking mistake I’ve made’: Woodward https://t.co/tP1wFWas8I
— Raw Story (@RawStory) September 4, 2018
Analysis | Transcript: Phone call between President Trump and journalist Bob Woodward https://t.co/9utaFuk5qN
— Bob Woodward (@realBobWoodward) September 4, 2018
One has the sense that Bob Woodward’s new book has lit a fuse that will soon explode into presidential pyrotechnics of a size and scope that will make a Fourth of July spectacular seem like a kid holding a sparkler.
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) September 4, 2018
Bob Woodward’s a 2-Time Pulitzer Winner and released a tape recording between himself and President Trump discussing the book, wherein it can be heard how Trump was blocked from talking to Woodward by Kellyanne Conway.