Earlier also in June 2017, Donald Trump had acknowledged PM Modi as his friend before Modi's first visit to United States after Trump took charge of the White House. Nah, said Woodward. "It wasn't particularly masterful", responded Woodward, an associate editor at The Post. "And I think we can break history", he added. "And we're going to continue focusing on that", she replied.
Colbert then points out that the "hallmark" of Trump's behaviour is: 'From day to day, he may not remember what his idea was yesterday, ' a statement with which Woodward concurred.
Several people in Trump's orbit have called the book's accuracy into question, while Woodward has maintained several times that he stands by his reporting. The Times said the column was written by a senior administration official who claimed to belong to a group working to thwart Trump's "worst inclinations". But Trump backed down once the initial news reports, which said the subpoenas were aimed at Trump's and his family's dealings with the bank, were inaccurate. But in the end, President Trump is the one who decides, and he has shown himself more than capable of doing so.
'Imagine a lawyer, your lawyer, telling you you're disabled and you can't testify because you can't tell the truth.
That's right, the deafening stomping sound you hear is The Big Grundle trying to walk back all those things he told Bob Woodward about how apocalyptically stupid and adolescent he found the current leader of the free world to be.
Woodward then steers the conversation to the middle passages, which deal with Trump and his approach to National Security.
Cohn reportedly tried to explain that economics does not work as Trump suggested.
A White House official has said Trump was just venting over the essay and wasn't ordering federal prosecutors to take action. Put it in Portland'.
During my time in the White House, I sought to serve the President's best interests and to help enable his many successes - successes that Mr. The explosive narrative of Trump's turbulent 18 months in office relies on comments described by sources Woodward doesn't name.
He praised Trump's legislative accomplishments, which he said Woodward's book ignores, and said the president "invites robust discussion" from aides.
Other details concern Trump's "lack of curiosity and knowledge" about global affairs.
It was also at this National Security Council meeting that Trump suggested cutting off all security-related aid for Pakistan - almost six months before he actually suspended funding on January 1 - saying Islamabad wasn't helping Washington in the Afghan war. The main point is that certain White House officials had been trying to protect USA interests despite President Trump - including by hiding documents to prevent him from signing them.
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