NEW: @POTUS addressed Woodward book in an exclusive Oval Office interview with @TheDCVince and I. He specifically denied anyone took papers off his desk, blamed disgruntled employees said of Woodward “he’s had a lot of credibility problems” https://t.co/mhmsTu69sb pic.twitter.com/ZJXotlSdW2
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) September 4, 2018
President Donald Trump predictably denied the reporting in veteran reporter Bob Woodward‘s new book about the chaos inside his presidency.
“It’s just another bad book. He’s had a lot of credibility problems,” Trump told The Daily Caller in an Oval Office interview. “I probably would have preferred to speak to him, but maybe not. I think it probably wouldn’t have made a difference in the book. He wanted to write the book a certain way.”
Meanwhile, CNN reports that Woodward tried to get in touch with the president for the book no fewer than six times.
“Maybe I wasn’t given messages that he called,” Trump said. “I probably would have spoken to him if he’d called, if he’d gotten through. For some reason I didn’t get messages on it.”
Woodward’s book claims that aides took papers off his desk to try and get him not to sign them, a claim that Anthony Scaramucci corroborated when he said that there are people in the White House who “think it is their job to save America from this president.”
“There was nobody taking anything from me,” Trump said, explaining that the claims could have been from “disgruntled employees or just made up.”
“It could be just made up by the author,” he added.
Meanwhile, Woodward doubled down on the statements written in his book:
Woodward statement: “I stand by my reporting.”
— Robert Costa (@costareports) September 4, 2018
And lest we forget, the Obama administration wasn’t necessarily keen on Woodward either, but who should come to his defense when they went after him than Donald J. Trump:
Only the Obama WH can get away with attacking Bob Woodward.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 1, 2013
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