Booming sales for Woodward's 'Fear,' Trump presidency book

Mr Trump is quoted in "Fear" brutally insulting members of his own cabinet, referring to Attorney General Jeff Sessions as "mentally retarded" and former chief of staff Reince Priebus as a "little rat". During the lengthy interview, Colbert asked what in Woodward's research gave him the most fear? If all else fails, Trump could easily exploit the Idlib crisis to reinvent himself as a humanitarian.

Cohn did not detail his complaints with the book, telling Axios: "I am proud of my service in the Trump Administration, and I continue to support the President and his economic agenda". "Never has a country given so much away for so little in return" as the U.S. had in Afghanistan, Modi had said to Trump, according to The Washington Post.

The book has caused controversy as it reportedly portrays Trump as chaotic, mercurial and uninformed.

Donald Trump has the IQ of an "inbred tanning bed", according to the president's former chief economic advisor, Gary Cohn. "The things that Trump did and does jeopardizes the real national security". "I know other reporters who have heard things from those people and they heard the exact same thing, but it was off the record and they couldn't use it".

The publisher also says pre-order sales of the book were the largest for any title in Simon & Schuster history.

"He thinks that if there's a trade deficit, it is money that is being lost; 99.9 per cent of the economists know that's not the case", he said. For instance, Woodward demonizes Lebanon's Hezbollah, which has been integrated in national politics and is an important arm of national defense against threats from neighboring Israel. Woodward reported on the scandal. Yet he fails to do so.

In recent days, Trump has accused Woodward of making up quotes and mused about changing US libel laws in an effort to better position himself to seek "retribution".

Alas, that was before the president came to the conclusion that Woodward was working for the Dems and that he made quotes up out of whole cloth, which was about the same time that excerpts of Woodward's book began to leak. Mattis, who is against a USA war with Iran, is out of step with the White House warmongers, who see the Pentagon chief as an impediment to their hawkish agenda.

Kelly is quoted calling Trump "an idiot", and Mattis is quoted saying Trump has the understanding of "a fifth or sixth-grader", but they've said they didn't make those statements.

To his credit, Woodward admits that the administration's Iran policy has left it without any major ally in the global arena.

Honestly, Colbert's first question, about how on Earth people still think it's a good idea to talk to Woodward, is probably one that a lot of people have.

  • Jacqueline Ellis