As the news about Bob Woodward's book spread through the nation's capital, the White House sends their statement on Woodward's book calling it a "fabricated story".
The reaction coming from the White House fits an already standardized response from the communications shop to every critical book that has been published so far about Trump administration. Fear: Trump in the White House, promises to uncover in great detail ” the harrowing life inside Donald Trump’s White House and how the president makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies.” While Ari Fleischer, the Republican former White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush refused to undermine Woodward’s integrity by tweeting that ” never once-never-did I think Woodward made it up”, General Kelly and Sarah Sanders gave a different response to the press pool. https://twitter.com/realBobWoodward/status/1037033650435567617
Sarah Sanders on Woodward Book “This book is nothing more than fabricated stories, many by former disgruntled employees, told to make the President look bad. While it is not always pretty, and rare that the press actually covers it, President Trump has broken through the bureaucratic process to deliver unprecedented successes for the American people. Sometimes it is unconventional, but he always gets results. Democrats and their allies in the media understand the President’s policies are working and with success like this, no one can beat him in 2020 – not even close.” Press Secretary Sarah Sanders
From General Kelly: “The idea I ever called the President an idiot is not true. As I stated back in May and still firmly stand behind: “I spend more time with the President than anyone else, and we have an incredibly candid and strong relationship. He always knows where I stand, and he and I both know this story is total BS. I’m committed to the President, his agenda, and our country. This is another pathetic attempt to smear people close to President Trump and distract from the administration’s many successes.” Chief of Staff, General John Kelly
Simon & Schuster will publish Fear: Trump in the White House by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Bob Woodward on September 11, 2018.