Dear Bob Woodward: If Trump Such A Dumb@ss, Why Is He So Successful?

Written by K. Walker on September 5, 2018

Bob Woodward, one of the reporters that broke the Watergate story, has written a new book that has characterized the White House as ‘crazytown’ and the President as ‘unhinged.’

But if that’s all true — why is the Administration accomplishing so much?

Sarah Sanders said in a new rebuttal of Bob Woodward book on Wednesday that a damaging characterization of the White House as ‘crazytown’ and the president as ‘unhinged’ can’t possibly be true.

‘I don’t think you can have the type of success that we’ve had in this White House under this president if that book was an accurate reflection of what is taking place,’ she told reporters after blasting the book on two morning shows.

Sanders denied that current aides to Donald Trump believe he is an imbecile, as the president is portrayed in excerpts from the book that emerged as the White House was focused on another fight — the one to get Brett Kavanaugh on the high court.

Woodward used ‘anonymous sources’ just like his former colleague, Carl Bernstein did over at CNN in his bold-faced lie confirming that Michael Cohen would tell Special Investigator, Robert Mueller, that President Trump knew about a meeting with a Russain agent in Trump Tower.

Statements have been issued by several members of staff to refute the claims made in Woodward’s book.

Sanders appeared on Good Morning America and said that just because it’s being repeated over and over, it doesn’t make the claims true.

‘This is just another repeat of pure fiction.’

‘I don’t think there are that many current staffers that are painting that picture,’ she asserted to assembled journalists later.

She told reporters after the interview that Woodward’s sources were sharing the same rehearsed stories they’d shared with other authors writing shock-and-awe books about the sitting president.

‘Certainly, just because they keep getting told doesn’t make them more true,’ she said of the pattern of degrading comments. ‘I think that’s a ridiculous accusation.’

She said the fact that the ‘same people keep writing the same type of books’ about Trump proves nothing.

Source: Daily Mail

The President posted several more tweets to refute the claims in the book, including statements by Kelly and Mattis.

 

Here’s what Woodward’s book claims that staffers said about President Trump, courtesy of the ‘anonymous sources’:

‘He’s an idiot. It’s pointless to try to convince him of anything. He’s gone off the rails. We’re in Crazytown. I don’t even know why any of us are here. This is the worst job I’ve ever had.’
– John Kelly, Chief of Staff

‘Fifth- or sixth-grader’
– James Mattis, Defense Secretary

‘He’s a f***ing moron.’
– Rex Tillerson, Former Secretary of State

‘F***ing liar.’
– John Down, Former Personal Attorney

‘I told you he was an idiot. I told you he was a goddamn dumbbell. What are we dealing with this idiot for?’
– John Dowd on how a transcript of a Mueller interview would be described by foreign leaders

‘A professional liar’
– Gary Cohn, Former Chief Economic Advisor

‘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.’
– Rob Porter, Former Staff Secretary who ‘quit’ after two ex-wives accused him of abuse

The petty bickering between members of the Trump Administration:

Bannon to Ivanka: ‘You’re nothing but a f***ing staffer! You walk around this place and act like you’re on charge, and you’re not. You’re on staff!’

Ivanka to Bannon: ‘I’m not a staffer! I’ll never be a staffer. I’m the first daughter and I’m never going to be a staffer!’

John Kelly to Gary Cohn: ‘If that was me, I would have taken that resignation letter and shoved it up his a** six different times.’

What Trump said about various people:

Obama — ‘Weak d**k’

Rudy Guiliani — ‘Rudy, you’re a baby. I’ve never seen a worse defense of me in my life. They took your diaper off right there. You’re like a little baby that needed to be changed. When are you going to be a man?’

Wilbur Ross, Commerce Secretary — ‘I don’t trust you. I don’t want you doing any more negotiations. You’re past your prime.’

Former National Security Advisor, H.R. McMaster — ‘Dresses like a beer salesman.’

Former Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus — ‘Like a little rat. He just scurries around.’

After Egyptian President Fatah al-Sissi asked if he was going to be around — ‘Like a kick in the nuts.’

Syrian Dictator, Bashar al-Assaad — ‘Let’s f***ing kill him! Let’s go in. Let’s kill the f***ing lot of them.’

Despite all of the distractions and the slander, despite the constant calls for impeachment, the Trump administration has been wildly successful in accomplishing its goals.

The Heritage Foundation reported in February that President Trump had already accomplished 64% of its agenda in just one year.

And that he’s waging a silent war on government over-regulation.

The economy is booming, the GDP is at 4.1%, employment numbers are up, conservative judges are being appointed to courts, and regulations are being rolled back.

Yep, that sounds like the work of a total nutjob.

In case Bob Woodward wanted to see what total chaos looks like, he could saunter over to where the Senate Judiciary Committee is having the confirmation hearing of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

That is insanity on parade and it ain’t coming from the White House.

 

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll