During President Donald Trump‘s pool spray with the Emir of Kuwait, he went on the offensive by denouncing Bob Woodward‘s book on his administration as a “work of fiction.”
For the last 24 hours, Trump and his administration have been hitting back at Woodward’s explosive revelations about the deteriorating state of the White House. The president told Woodward last month “I think you’ve always been fair” when speaking to him about the book, but today he was asked to expand on his recent statements, including the one in which he suggested a libel lawsuit is in the works.
“The book means nothing. It’s a work of fiction,” Trump said. “If you look back at Woodward’s past, he had the same problem with other presidents. He likes to get publicity, sell some books.”
Trump went on to about his accomplishments while citing members of his administration who have spoken against the events and statements Woodward attributed to them. He concluded by accusing Woodward of releasing the book to distract from Brett Kavanaugh‘s Supreme Court confirmation hearings.
The tactic didn’t work, according to Trump, because “so many people have come out against it.”
Watch above, via CNBC.
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