This photograph tells you all you need to know about Bob Woodward getting the last laugh with Trump – just like he did with Richard Nixon.
The last few weeks, the administration has suffered a series of setbacks to include last month’s news that Trump’s former private attorney Michael Cohen was cooperating with federal prosecutors and with Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort being found guilty of 8 federal felonies on the same day.
Things continued getting worse for Team Trump with the news earlier this month that Manafort was also now cooperating with federal prosecutors and with the bombshell anonymous op-ed piece published by The New York Times being released nearly simultaneously to the release of excerpts from investigative journalist Bob Woodward’s explosive book about the Trump administration, “Fear, Trump In The White House.”
Team Trump went after Woodward with a zeal, with the Tweeter-in-Chief hitting his Twitter account hard in an effort to discredit Woodward. Never mind the fact that Woodward is a well-respected journalist who has covered the White House for decades and was, along with Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein, largely responsible for taking down the presidency of Richard Nixon.
Below are a few samples of his Twitter tantrums:
The Woodward book is a Joke – just another assault against me, in a barrage of assaults, using now disproven unnamed and anonymous sources. Many have already come forward to say the quotes by them, like the book, are fiction. Dems can’t stand losing. I’ll write the real book!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2018
The already discredited Woodward book, so many lies and phony sources, has me calling Jeff Sessions “mentally retarded” and “a dumb southerner.” I said NEITHER, never used those terms on anyone, including Jeff, and being a southerner is a GREAT thing. He made this up to divide!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2018
The Woodward book has already been refuted and discredited by General (Secretary of Defense) James Mattis and General (Chief of Staff) John Kelly. Their quotes were made up frauds, a con on the public. Likewise other stories and quotes. Woodward is a Dem operative? Notice timing?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 4, 2018
And all of this despite the fact that Woodward released an audio recording of Trump praising him.
“You know I’m very open to you. I think you’ve always been fair. We’ll see what happens,” Trump can be heard telling Woodward in a phone conversation shortly before the release of Woodward’s book.
The book itself set off a series of bombshells raising concerns about Trump’s ability to serve as president.
CNN reported that “Woodward’s revelations raise disturbing questions about Trump.”
The revelations, in the veteran reporter’s new book, are so stark and shocking because they flesh out a narrative that the President’s critics have long advanced — that he is simply not fit, by intellect, temperament and knowledge, to be the most powerful man in the world.
The Washington Post reported that: “Woodward’s new book reveals a ‘nervous breakdown’ of Trump’s presidency.”
White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly frequently lost his temper and told colleagues that he thought the president was “unhinged,” Woodward writes. In one small group meeting, Kelly said of Trump: “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.”
With all this in mind, take a look at the following tweet and let us know in the comments below if you don’t agree that, like in the photo below, Woodward is going to get the last laugh again – bigly!
After The White House claimed for more than a year that Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein were making up stories and creating fictional sources, here they are watching President Richard Nixon resign on television.
God bless great journalism and great journalists. pic.twitter.com/OyVXH5j6wM
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) September 11, 2018