After Saying Bob Woodward’s ‘Always Been Fair,’ Trump Claims He Has ‘A Lot Of Credibility Problems’

After Saying Bob Woodward’s ‘Always Been Fair,’ Trump Claims He Has ‘A Lot Of Credibility Problems’

Hours after the Washington Post published explosive revelations from veteran journalist Bob Woodward’s highly anticipated White House deep-dive Fear: Trump in the White House, President Donald Trump spoke to the Daily Caller in an Oval Office interview. And, of course, he ripped both Woodward and the book.

From the Caller’s article:

“It’s just another bad book. He’s had a lot of credibility problems,” Trump declared, adding, “I probably would have preferred to speak to him, but maybe not. I think it probably wouldn’t have made a difference in the book. He wanted to write the book a certain way.”

He also complained that he “never spoke” to Woodward for the book while adding that maybe he “wasn’t given messages that he called.”

“I probably would have spoken to him if he’d called, if he’d gotten through,” the president told the Caller. “For some reason I didn’t get messages on it.”

Woodward, likely aware that the president would cite the lack of an on-record interview as a reason to slam the book, provided the Post with an audio recording of a recent call in which the president said he then wanted to participate. This was after the manuscript had been written and following numerous unsuccessful attempts by Woodward to schedule an interview with the president.

Besides copping to the fact that he had indeed been informed by at least one person that Woodward wanted to interview him, the president also told the veteran journalist that “I think you’ve always been fair.”

Besides saying just a few weeks ago that Woodward has “always been fair,” the president has only had nice things to say about the Watergate legend over the years on Twitter — something almost heard of from the tweeter-on-chief.

On top of that, we got this ‘Always A Tweet’ post from Trump back in 2013:

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Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.