Bob Woodward’s book Fear shows some ugly sides of the White House that match stories heard elsewhere, suggests Brent Budowsky of The Hill. The disorganized and polarized situation that Woodward describes makes sense, given what we know about Donald Trump and his relationship to his employees. From James Mattis insulting the president’s intelligence to staffers removing papers from Trump’s desk to make him forget about certain issues, few of the stories are truly surprising. Trump’s lawyers fearing imprisonment should he testify in Robert Mueller’s investigation makes a lot of sense. His supporters’ hypocrisy is being revealed by Woodward.
The allegations that Bob Woodward makes about the Trump administration in his novel Fear are flimsy, believes Roger L. Simon of PJ Media. He makes extensive uses of quotes that aren’t attributed to anyone, resting on the theory that they were said by people who knew what they were talking about. His biggest claims have been strongly denied by President Trump’s staff. Many books like this have been written to discredit the president. Yet most of these allegations remain unverified. Authors like Woodward likely have their own motivations, aside from reporting the truth, in making such claims. The notion that Trump is crazy can't be backed up.