Legendary reporter Bob Woodward told President Trump that he wouldn’t name sources that he used for his upcoming book, “Fear,” about Trump’s presidency during a phone call with Trump in early August, NTK Network reported.
“Early reviews of ‘Fear’ include several sensational allegations about Trump and his administration.
“Woodward then had his assistant join the call to confirm that there’s nothing in the book that doesn’t come from a firsthand source.”
“But are you naming names? Or do you just say ‘sources’?” Trump asked.
“Yeah, well, it names real incidents, so,” Woodward said.
“No, but do you name sources? I mean, are you naming the people, or just say, ‘people have said’?” Trump responded.
“I say, at 2:00 on this day, the following happened, and everyone who’s there, including yourself, is quoted. And I’m sorry I didn’t get to ask you about these,” Woodward said.
Trump has tweeted several times referring to Woodward’s book:
The Woodward book is a scam. I don’t talk the way I am quoted. If I did I would not have been elected President. These quotes were made up. The author uses every trick in the book to demean and belittle. I wish the people could see the real facts – and our country is doing GREAT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 7, 2018
The already discredited Woodward book, so many lies and phony sources, has me calling Jeff Sessions “mentally retarded” and “a dumb southerner.” I said NEITHER, never used those terms on anyone, including Jeff, and being a southerner is a GREAT thing. He made this up to divide!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2018
The Woodward book has already been refuted and discredited by General (Secretary of Defense) James Mattis and General (Chief of Staff) John Kelly. Their quotes were made up frauds, a con on the public. Likewise other stories and quotes. Woodward is a Dem operative? Notice timing?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 4, 2018