President Donald Trump reiterated his claim that the new White House exposé by reporter Bob Woodward is “fiction” on Wednesday before accusing Woodward of releasing book excerpts now in order to “interfere” in the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Trump suggested as much in an early morning tweet on Wednesday when he called Woodward a “Dem operative” and questioned the timing of its release. But the out-right claim came Wednesday afternoon during a pool spray with the Amir of the state of Kuwait. The comment follows a report that Trump is quietly conducting a witch hunt to figure out which aides may have betrayed him.
The President also suggested that Woodward was hungry for “publicity.”
“If you look back on Woodward’s past, he’s had the same problem with other presidents,” Trump claimed.
Trump: Woodward book has been released this week to "interfere" in Kavanaugh hearings pic.twitter.com/gluUj8NDYM
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) September 5, 2018
Woodward, of course, was one of the Washington Post reporters who unearthed the Watergate scandal and helped sink the presidency of Richard Nixon.