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White House says everything is fine, though signs point otherwise

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Melody Ballard | 12 September, 2018, 03:24

The book by the longtime Washington Post reporter says former Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn once removed a document from the president's desk that would have ended a trade deal with South Korea. "It was like you were always walking right there on the edge", Porter is quoted as saying.

According to the book, Trump told his national security aide that United States is losing in Afghanistan. The meeting was held a couple of weeks after PM Modi had met Donald Trump after he became US President. "He was caught cold, even by NBC", Trump tweeted.

The anonymous official, identified only as "a senior official in the Trump administration", launched a almost unprecedented attack on the President in the op-ed, saying Trump's "erratic" and "amoral" behaviour is "detrimental" to America's health.

And just this morning, President Trump said, on Twitter, quote, "the Woodward book is a joke, just another assault against me in a barrage of assaults using now disproven unnamed and anonymous sources", end quote.

The host then pointed out that Wolff's and Woodward's books are entirely different and need to responded in a different manner because the latter has written more than half a dozen books on the past presidencies.

Trump Jr. acknowledged that Republicans will struggle to maintain control of Congress in the midterms with a Republican in the White House, saying Democrats would take the House if the election follows precedent.

"I think there are people in there that he can trust, it's just-it's a much smaller group than I would like it to be", he said. Dems can't stand losing.

Foles shows off catching skills, Eagles beat Falcons 18-12
The defence fed off that energy with a strong goal-line stand on the opening series, stopping the Falcons three times at the 1. Then again, the Falcons allowed the Eagles to convert eight out of 16 third downs, and fell for the "Philly Special" reboot.

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies suffer a sudden crash
Other cryptocurrencies have followed always Bitcoin's lead and the drop in price has put several of them in hot water. Since May, Goldman Sachs has been clearing Bitcoin-linked futures contracts that are offered by CBOE and CME.

Shahid Kapoor along with daughter Misha visit hospital to meet Mira Rajput
Similarly, it is a moment of joy for our family and as the grandfather of the newborn, I am delighted and very proud of my family. Shahid will soon be seen in Batti Gul Meter Chalu and will begin work on his new film, a remake of Telugu hit Arjun Reddy .

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

Longtime journalist Bob Woodward said Monday that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly "are not telling the truth" when they deny making disparaging statements about President Donald Trump attributed to them in his new book, "Fear".

Woodward and Bernstein's reporting led to a Congressional investigation that would have most likely ended with Nixon's impeachment. This is not a guy who makes big boasts and then fails to deliver on them. "This is the best reporting I can do", Woodward concluded.

Though the media has breathlessly praised Woodward's new book, there are credibility issues with the journalist at hand.

"Dowd knew he could not bring himself to say to the president, 'you're a [expletive] liar.'"

Woodward's book reinforces all of that. In short: Woodward is not easily dismissed. And unlike, say, Michael Wolff or Omarosa Manigault Newman, Woodward comes from a position of decades of journalism about the highest levels of government with very, very few questions about the veracity of his work. The Atlantic reported past year that within hours of the tape becoming public, Pence had made it clear to the Republican National Committee that he was ready to take Trump's place as the party's nominee. These are not idle words by a carnival barker.

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