Actually, Guthrie's question was a softball, giving Woodward a chance to explain, somewhat confusingly, that his sources might be anonymous but the "incidents" are not. We also learned that Gary Cohn, one of President Trump's advisors, lifted a letter off Trump's desk so that the president wouldn't act on his worrisome threat to scuttle a trade deal with South Korea.
Woodward reveals a president who has zero intellectual curiosity and even less impulse control, and who boasts an obsession with his media image that scores a 12 out of 10 on the Kardashian Scale.
He wrote that it was "just another assault against me, in a barrage of assaults, using now disproven unnamed and anonymous sources".
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".
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However, at the same time, Bloomberg reports that the company got over $43 million worth of media exposure in under 24 hours. Nike's decision has prompted support from some and criticism from others, including a response from Donald Trump .
The report came from journalist Bob Woodward's new book. The book - "Fear: Trump in the White House" - officially hits the shelves on Tuesday. "It is mostly anonymous sources in here", Trump quoted Guthrie. "It will make President Trump more resistant to sober advice than he already was, which doesn't seem like a good thing for the country". Mr. Trump said, "Real power is, I don't even want to use the word, fear".
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"These people, these are political statements to protect their jobs, totally understandable", he said.
Woodward's revelations, which are consistent with much of the reporting that's been done about this White House over the past 20 months, would ordinarily be a devastating multiday story.
Typifying the sense that what would once seem absurd now counts for normality in this White House, Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday offered to take a lie detector test to prove he was not the author of the op-ed which assailed Trump for "half baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless" leadership.
"Look at the ones we know of: Jeff Sessions - the president has been pushing him very openly to go after the president's enemies and lay off his friends", Flake said. "I don't know if that's in the same class of undercutting the president's agenda but it's certainly trying to reign in" the president, Flake said. The Times said a person at the private event provided the paper with an audio recording of Mulvaney's remarks.