Felicia Sonmez, The Washington Post Published 11:42 am PDT, Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Two former Trump administration officials on Tuesday criticized journalist Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear," as the president continues to fume over its portrayal of a White House in disarray. Former White House staff secretary Rob Porter and former National Economic Council director Gary Cohn issued statements on the book Tuesday afternoon. Both were first reported by the news site Axios. "Having now read Bob Woodward's Fear, I am struck by the selective and often misleading portrait it paints of the President and his administration," Porter said. In one anecdote reported by Woodward, President Donald Trump ordered Porter to draft a letter on withdrawing the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement in the spring of 2017. Fearing that such a move would lead to economic and diplomatic calamity, Porter reportedly spoke with Cohn, who told him he would "just take the … [Read more...] about Gary Cohn, Rob Porter take aim at Bob Woodward book
Two former top Trump officials, Gary Cohn and Rob Porter, on Tuesday slammed Bob Woodward's book "Fear" as inaccurate and misleading, though Woodward maintained the accuracy of his work. "This book does not accurately portray my experience at the White House," Cohn told Axios in a statement. "I am proud of my service in the Trump administration, and I continue to support the president and his economic agenda." However, Cohn cited no specific objections to Woodward's book, which was released Tuesday, and opened with the former Goldman Sachs chief operating officer saying he "stole" a draft letter off Trump's desk to South Korean President Park Geun-hye that would have ended the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement. "I stole it off his desk," Woodward quoted Cohn as later telling an associate. "I wouldn't let him see it. He's never going to see that document. "Got to protect the country." In his Axios statement, Porter, the former White House staff secretary, ripped Woodward's book … [Read more...] about Axios: Gary Cohn, Rob Porter Rip ‘Misleading’ Woodward Book
GARY Cohn used to be one of the most influential members of the Donald Trump’s presidential administration. Here is a briefing on the man whose explosive claims have featured in Watergate journalist Bob Woodward’s new expose called Fear: Trump in the White House. Who is Gary Cohn? Cohn is a 58-year-old investment banker who was Trump’s White House economic guru from 2016 following the presidential elections. He met the political firebrand at Trump Tower to discuss America’s mounting national debt. Why did Gary Cohn quit the Donald Trump White House? Cohn’s support of free trade clashed with Donald Trump's decision to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminium. He reportedly sought to dissuade the President, fearing a damaging trade war with its rivals in the EU and Asia. He resigned in April. day that shook the world Candid pics show George W Bush reacting to the full horror of 9/11 TWISTED REVENGE Man walks into cop station and pulls 'cheating' wife's … [Read more...] about Who is Gary Cohn, why did he quit the Donald Trump White House and what has Bob Woodward said about him in his new book?
FORMER White House economic adviser Gary Cohn branded Donald Trump “a professional liar” who appeared confused by basic economics, it has been claimed. Journalist Bob Woodward’s new book Fear: Trump in the White House details Cohn’s attempts to stop the Republican from plunging the US into trade wars with its rivals. “Just print more money”: Their first meeting The economic guru, who resigned from his role in the White House in April, and the property tycoon didn't get off to the best start. Following the New Yorker’s election victory in November 2016, Cohn met the political firebrand at Trump Tower to discuss America’s mounting national debt. Cohn, the former director of the National Economic Council and a registered Democrat, told the then-President-elect that the Federal Reserve would likely increase interest rates during his term. Trump suggested how he thought the US should deal with the rising debts. He said: "We should just go … [Read more...] about How Trump’s economic guru Gary Cohn quietly became the president’s biggest enemy in the White House
President Donald Trump’s top economic advisor, Gary Cohn, swiped papers from his boss’s desk to keep the president from ordering an exit from the North American Free Trade Agreement and a trade deal with South Korea, according to a Washington Post report based on a new book by Bob Woodward. Cohn, who Trump sometimes called “globalist Gary,” told an associate that he removed a letter the president was intending to sign withdrawing from a trade agreement with South Korea, according to the Washington Post’s report on Woodward’s new book.Cohn was tapped by the president as head of the National Economic Council. Prior to that Cohn had been the second highest executive at the Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs. Cohn resigned this spring after the president announced new tariffs on steel and aluminum. He was replaced by Larry Kudlow. That was not the only time Cohn and other White House aides undermined the president’s agenda. When Trump … [Read more...] about Gary Cohn and Rob Porter Conspired to Undermine Trump’s Trade Policy, Woodward Book Says