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Trump Rages Online Against Woodward's 'Made Up' Quotes

President calls journalist's new book a 'scam'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 7, 2018 10:23 AM CDT
The latest target of Trump's tweets: Bob Woodward.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)
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(Newser) – He's already gone after Bernstein—now he's taking on Woodward full force. Piggybacking on his previous online criticism of the Washington Post journalist from earlier this week, President Trump on Friday once more attacked Woodward's new book, Fear, which contains explosive claims about dysfunctional life inside Trump's White House. "The Woodward book is a scam," Trump tweeted. "I don't talk the way I am quoted. If I did I would not have been elected President. These quotes were made up. The author uses every trick in the book to demean and belittle."

"I wish the people could see the real facts - and our country is doing GREAT!" he concluded. Trump is said to be "furious" over the allegations made in Woodward's book, and Politico notes that senior officials like chief of staff John Kelly and DOD Secretary Jim Mattis have pushed back on quotes attributed to them in Woodward's book. Before this week's attacks on the investigative reporter, Trump had previously expressed thanks and support for the journalist on Twitter. (Read more President Trump stories.)

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