Bob Woodward on Trump: 'People better wake up'


If you want to accuse someone and have them tried for it, you have to say who you are.

Showing her trademark ability to attract attention, former administration official Omarosa Manigault Newman tweeted that clues about the writer's identity were in her recently released tell-all book, offering a page number: 330. The opinion piece was written by an anonymous senior administration official alleging an internal resistance to the President in his own administration.

Interested in Donald Trump? In her own op-ed in The Washington Post, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley called the anonymous author's aims "very unsafe", because they would sow "mistrust among the thousands of government workers who do their jobs honestly every day". "This is just another example of the liberal media's concerted effort to discredit the President", White House Press Secretary Sanders said. Cohn and Porter got away with it because Trump "doesn't remember".

Trump also called the publication "gutless" on Twitter. "Everyone can agree that if they find out who did it, the author can be fired, but we should be careful about the line between things for which you can be fired and things for which the president can sic the Justice Department on you". "They ought to do the honorable thing and they ought to resign", he told reports.

"People better wake up to what's going on", he added.

The piece accuses Trump of "erratic behavior" and warns that the president's "impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective" leadership has created an unsustainable situation.

During a recent visit to a diner in Alabama, CNN correspondent Gary Tuchman asked a customer about the allegations in Woodwards's new book, "Fear: Trump in the White House".

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Only this time it was an administration official speaking out directly, although anonymously.

"Does the so-called "Senior Administration Official" really exist, or is it just the Failing New York Times with another phony source?" Wednesday evening, in addition to tweeting the New York Times should reveal the writer for national security purposes.

Woodward said Trump drafted a tweet calling to remove the families of those troops stationed in South Korea.

"Specific incidents are the building blocks of journalism", Woodward said.

No, per federal law: "Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason".

The White House reportedly has a list of about 12 suspects.

During October 2016, Trump was also accused of having used the term "retarded" to describe actress Marlee Matlin, who is deaf and appeared on a season of "The Celebrity Appearance".