CNN’s Anderson Cooper said he was shocked reading veteran journalist Bob Woodward’s book “Fear: Trump in the White House.”
During an interview with Woodward on Wednesday Cooper said it was jaw-dropping that the book describes President Donald Trump as having a nervous breakdown.
“There’s so much in the book to talk about. One of the things that stopped me in my tracks was when I read that you called what’s happening in the White House a nervous breakdown of the executive power of the most powerful country in the world,” Cooper said.
Cooper added, “That’s terrifying as a citizen —that is a terrifying thing to read about a nervous breakdown in the executive branch.”
“I think that’s exactly what it is,” Woodward responded. “And it’s supported by President Trump’s impulsive behavior on a range of issues, from North Korea, Afghanistan, to the Middle East.”
Woodward then responded to Eric Trump’s shekel comment.
“I just hope no one would talk like that, frankly,” Woodward said. “I think that just doesn’t fit. I’m sorry. Anyone talks like that, whether it’s a dog whistle or whatever the intent is, it’s not — part of the point of this book is that we need to have a serious debate about serious issues. And to use invective and this attack rhetoric, whatever it might be, it sets us back.”
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Hundreds of orgs, political and religious leaders demand Pompeo abolish his anti-LGBTQ ‘Commission on Unalienable Rights’
'Harmful to the Global Effort to Protect the Rights of All People and a Waste of Resources'
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Meghan McCain gets schooled after complaining Brett Kavanaugh was treated worse than Al Franken
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"The View" tackled a New Yorker piece published by Jane Mayer, who believes the Minnesota Democrat was "railroaded" out of the U.S. Senate over sexual harassment claims, and McCain said Democrats had no choice but to force him to resign.
"Imagine him questioning Brett Kavanaugh at the time," McCain said, "which by the way, the writer who wrote this article, Jane Mayer, wrote a 2018 piece about allegations of Brett Kavanaugh that's been panned because the only corroborating witness said he had heard the story but he didn't remember it now, so it's very tricky."
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FBI Director Christopher Wray told lawmakers on Tuesday that his agency has so far made roughly 100 terrorism-related arrests so far this fiscal year -- and the majority of them are related in some way to the white supremacist movement.
As Washington Post reporter Matt Zapotosky reports, Wray made his remarks about white supremacist terrorists while being questioned by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) during an appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Despite the fact that white supremacists accounted for a majority of terror-related arrests in the first three quarters of this fiscal year, however, Wray also said that the FBI still considers jihadi-inspired terrorism to be the greater overall threat.