Bob Woodward: Trump Threat ‘Has Not Been Treated Seriously Enough’

Bob Woodward: Trump Threat ‘Has Not Been Treated Seriously Enough’

Bob Woodward: Trump Threat ‘Has Not Been Treated Seriously Enough’

Woodward, whose new book Fear: Trump in the White House hits bookstores on Tuesday, described the incident in the interview with CBS as the most risky moment of Trump's nuclear standoff with North Korea, the news agency said.

From former White House lawyer John Dowd, we learned - or rather had confirmed - that Trump is incapable of getting through a single blustery sentence without uttering some spectacular falsehood, making him a prime candidate for perjury in any potential sit-down with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The administration is pushing back.

In a morning tweet, Trump leveled his latest criticism against a forthcoming book by veteran journalist Bob Woodward, calling it "just another assault against me, in a barrage of assaults" and branding it "fiction".

He followed that with a demand that The Times, "for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once".

Donald Trump almost declared war on North Korea through a tweet, but his defense secretary was able to beg him to reconsider, a new book claims.

Bob Woodward thinks we have a lot to worry about. Publishing the op-ed was an act of patriotism on the part of the New York Times. "This is a new low for the so-called 'paper of record, ' and it should issue an apology".

In an online introduction, the Times says the author's "identity is known to us" and the person's 'job would be jeopardized by its disclosure. "He is not putting country first, but putting himself and his ego ahead of the will of the American people".

"These people are not anonymous to me", Woodward told NPR.

The first lady had a specific message for the author: "To the writer of the op-ed - you are not protecting this country, you are sabotaging it with your cowardly actions". There is nothing like good dialogue from two people that like each other!

Woodward's revelations, which are consistent with much of the reporting that's been done about this White House over the past 20 months, would ordinarily be a devastating multiday story. By 10:50 am ET, Trump had tweeted or re-tweeted 15 times today, including a definitely not-canon Charlie Brown cartoon panel.

Woodward said, 'At that moment, there was a sense of profound alarm in the Pentagon leadership that 'My God, one tweet and we have reliable information that the North Koreans are going to read this as, "An attack is imminent".

Actually, Guthrie's question was a softball, giving Woodward a chance to explain, somewhat confusingly, that his sources might be anonymous but the "incidents" are not. He noted that there are public examples people within the Trump administration going public with their disagreements with Trump. "All he wants out of Congress is to confirm his judges and not investigate him".

"And so far, Jeff Sessions, bless his heart, has resisted and maintained that the judiciary needs to be independent".

On NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway admitted: "I didn't bring the request to the president directly".

"If this is a cabinet secretary, it's a problem", he said. The book's release on Tuesday will follow an anonymous op-ed published last week in the New York Times describing senior administration officials' attempts to thwart the president in a "resistance" movement to protect the nation, dealing Trump a one-two punch in what is perhaps the toughest stretch of his presidency.

"Having served President Reagan in the White House, what you should do if you have any integrity is resign and publicly make the same statement", McIntosh tweeted.

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