Bob Woodward, a known liberal journalist still basking in his glory from reporting on the Watergate scandal decades ago, has published a new anti-Trump book that is already being heralded by the Left. The book, which will be released next week, uses radical liberal theories and anonymous sources to claim that President Donald Trump is “unfit” for office, that top White House officials have called the president an “idiot,” and basically, that he’s crazy.
In the book, titled, “Fear: Trump in the White House,” Woodward writes that he has spoken with countless anonymous sources in the White House and Trump’s inner circle. Woodward claims that the White House is off-the-rails and that administration officials are going to extraordinary measures to “protect the president.”
But the book being released less than 60 days before November’s midterm elections clearly shows, many would agree, that Woodward is trying to spread tabloid gossip to distract Americans from the economic book that Trump has brought to the U.S. since taking office. In fact, the left has been pushing this narrative since Trump was elected.
In fact, many people agree that it looks like the desperate attempt of the left to try to combat the rising popularity of Trump’s policy impact on the economy. Since the ‘jobs came back,’ it’s hard to attack the man on his actions.
CNN published a glowing piece on Monday about the book, calling it “an unprecedented inside-the-room look through the eyes of the President’s inner circle.”
CNN also praised Woodward for using “confidential background interviews” and “anonymous sources” to write the book. CNN often uses unidentified sources, which had led to the left-leaning network being forced to retract several “bombshell stories” in over the last two years.
Nevertheless, the outlet praised Woodward and helped promote his book with a puff piece.
In one instance, Woodward claims that Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly described Trump as an “idiot” and “unhinged.”
So, why would Kelly agree to work with Trump for arguably another six years if he believes his boss, the president, is an “idiot” and “unhinged?” Sounds like fake news, many would argue.
In another section of the book, Woodard claimed that Defense Secretary James Mattis described Trump as having the mental capacity of “a fifth or sixth grader.”
Mattis has also given no indicated whatsoever that he plans to leave the administration. In fact, Mattis has praised Trump on numerous occasions for allowing the Pentagon to have more power and authority to make decisions involving the U.S. military and operations in the Middle East.
Why would Mattis praise Trump for actually allowing the U.S. to crush foreign enemies and then call him ignorant behind the scenes? The man who served in the Marine Corps and has been nicknamed “Mad Dog” doesn’t seem like someone who would gossip behind someone else’s back.
Woodward also writes that the unanimous feeling in the White House is “fearful,” and that everyone is essentially worried that Trump is an “emotionally overwrought, mercurial and unpredictable leader.”
He also claims that staffers and officials literally steal things from the president’s desk so he won’t sign them, writing that there’s “a nervous breakdown of the executive power of the most powerful country in the world.”
In another chapter, Woodward writes that former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus also admitted to stealing documents off Trump’s desk in the Oval Office that he perceived as “dangerous.”
“A third of my job was trying to react to some of the really dangerous ideas that he had and try to give him reasons to believe that maybe they weren’t such good ideas,” Woodward reports that Priebus said.
Aside from spreading the usual liberal talking points, spreading doom-and-gloom, and essentially claiming Trump is mentally unfit for office, Woodward actually includes a powerful snippet into what many views as Trump’s true character.
Woodward writes that after Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad launched a chemical attack on innocent civilians, including children, in April 2017, Trump called Mattis and said he wanted the dictator assassinated.
“Let’s f***ing kill him! Let’s go in. Let’s kill the f***ing lot of them,” Trump said, according to Woodward.
Mattis reportedly calmed Trump down and advocated for unleashing missile strikes on Syria’s weapons sites where the chemicals were hidden, but it speaks volumes about the president’s true intentions.
While Woodward largely labels Trump as mentally insane and claims everyone in the White House thinks the president is an idiot, many agree his book does nothing more than advance the same, worn-out rhetoric pushed by liberals daily.
His book comes just before the midterms elections, and many Americans see it for what it truly is: another attempt to distract from the booming economy, the president’s rising approval ratings, and the markets hitting historic highs.