OPINION by Steve Hilton | Fox News:
Over the Thanksgiving break, I read Bob Woodward’s “Fear: Trump in the White House.”
When it came out in September the snooty elitists on the East Coast salivated over its juicy gossip: “Trump watches TV a lot!” and the story it told of a president they see as an ignorant, dangerous barbarian.
Here are a few of the condescending highlights…
From Judy Woodruff, PBS: “It is a stunning look inside the Trump presidency, exposing a chaotic White House led by a man who has said he believes the key to power is fear.”
From Jamie Gangel, CNN: “I think what Woodward has presented here is a devastating portrait, Brooke. We’ve heard about chaos, we’ve heard about dysfunction, but the details of this book are like nothing we’ve heard before…’
From Mika Brzezinski, co-host, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,”: “All the anecdotes certainly ring true to the man we know and the man who never evolved or stepped up when he won the presidency”…
The East Coast elite held up this book as evidence of why Donald Trump is not fit to be president. Well, either they haven’t read the book, or they’re deliberately distorting what’s in it.
What Bob Woodward has actually done is write a book in praise of President Trump. The Woodward account, in fact, tells the story of a president who’s totally focused on his agenda, clear about his priorities, and obsessed with delivering the promises he was elected on — but blocked at every turn by almost everyone around him.
What Bob Woodward has actually done is write a book in praise of President Trump. The Woodward account, in fact, tells the story of a president who is totally focused on his agenda, clear about his priorities, and obsessed with delivering the promises he was elected on — but blocked at every turn by almost everyone around him.
Former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, former economic chief Gary Cohn, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, current Defense Secretary General Mattis — and especially Rob Porter, the White House staff secretary who resigned in disgrace over wife-beating allegations — these men were in President Trump’s inner circle and they literally plotted and schemed with each other to overturn the result of the 2016 election.
Donald Trump’s signature issue for decades has been trade. He was elected to get out of TPP, NAFTA and other trade deals that hurt American workers. He couldn’t have been clearer about it. Here’s what he said on August 24, 2016
“We are going to stop the TPP, totally re-negotiate NAFTA, one of the worst trade deals ever made by mankind, and protect every last American job.”
From day one the president wanted to deliver on that by introducing tariffs and renegotiating trade deals. But globalists including Gary Cohn and General Mattis did everything in their power to stop him.
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