The author of the book Fear: Trump in the White House, Bob Woodward, said that president Donald Trump almost single-handedly started a war with North Korea with a single tweet. Woodward, who is a well-known investigative journalist discussed Trump’s tweet in an interview with CBS that aired Sunday.
Last October, Trump tweeted that his secretary of state at the time, Rex Tillerson, was “wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man,” a nickname for North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. According to Woodward’s book, Trump told Rob Porter, then a staff secretary, that the tweet “may be my best ever.”
According to Woodward, Porter asked the president whether the tweet might provoke dictator Kim, to which Trump reportedly replied: “It’s leader versus leader. Man versus man. Me versus Kim.” According to Business Insider, Woodward told CBS the most “dangerous” moment of Trump’s standoff with Kim came when the president went to produce another provocative tweet. “He drafts a tweet saying, ‘We are going to pull our dependents from South Korea — family members of the 28,000 people there,'” Woodward told CBS.
Woodward claims that the tweet was never sent out because it would have been seen as an act of war against North Korea. “In that moment, there was a sense of profound alarm in the Pentagon leadership that, my God, one tweet and we have reliable information that the North Koreans are going to read this as ‘an attack is imminent,'” Woodward said.
According to Business Insider, Woodward also said Trump’s staffers were concerned that the president could make an impulsive decision that could have major global consequences. “People who work for him are worried that he will sign things or give orders that threaten the national security or the financial security of the country or the world,” Woodward said.
Although Trump has been successful at cooling the heated rhetoric and lowering tensions between Washington and Pyongyang, it does appear the new and improved relations could only be temporary.
Its doubtful that was war worthy for NK.
THE ARCHITECT OF APARTHEID WAS A GREAT MAN WHO KEPT THE CHILDREN SAFE
HOW DID THE SWEDEN DEMOCRATS GO FROM POLLING AT 30% TO GETTING 19% IN THE ELECTION???
SOUNDS LIKE BULLSHIT TO ME
A BLACK WOMAN WON MISS AMERICA
WITH NO SWIMSUIT COMPETITION
LOVE WHAT YOUVE DONE WITH THE PLACE, BOOMERS
OOOOOOO SO TOLERANT
Who gives a shit about some ridiculous competition beauty pageant?! There are more important and pressing problems in the world….who gives a shit if some black woman wins?! I’m a boomer and I sure as hell don’t, never did watch that crap. What does that prove, not a damn thing!
THE TRUTH ABOUT APARTHEID:
THERE WERE NO NATIVE BLACK TRIBES IN SOUTH AFRICA WHEN THE WHITES GOT THERE
THE BANTUS ARE FROM CAMEROON
WHITE PEOPLE BUILT A CIVILIZATION
BLACK ECONOMIC MIGRANTS WITH AN AVERAGE IQ OF 70 FLOODED IN
THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE WHATSOEVER BETWEEN APARTHEID AND PUTTING UP A FENCE IN YOUR BACKYARD, OR, GOD FORBID, A BORDER WALL LIKE ALL THE NON WHITE COUNTRIES HAVE
NON WHITES HAVE NO RIGHT TO ACCESS WHITE CIVILIZATION
WHITE MEN DONT OWE NON WHITES A CENT OR A SECOND OF THEIR TIME
THE NOTION THAT APARTHEID SOMEHOW OPPRESSED BLACKS IS RIDICULOUS
IT SIMPLY KEPT BLACKS OUT OF WHITE AREAS
AND, I MIGHT ADD, THE APARTHEID GOVERNMENT GAVE AND GAVE AND GAVE AND GAVE TO THE NON WHITES
I thought the Zulu Kingdom was in South Africa which gained quasi independence after Isandlwana.
“Woodward, who is a well-known investigative journalist”! GMAFB! Bob Woodward is one of the biggest propagandists and liars the MSM has ever had.
Acid Etch – you give stupidity a bad name.
I second that.
True, the problem with S Africa is there is no water. Peop,e could not live there.
Europeans came and dug wells. The wells are going dry due to ignorant management.
The land and nature will reclaim SA.
Let them, the Africans, have it. It will soon be a desolate wasteland. They deserve it, then see what they will do.
Problem is S. Africa has some of the best chromium and nickel deposits in the world. Got stainless steel for the space age? The next big source for those items is Russia.
I smell international intrigue.
Part two, don’t underestimate the will of the globalists in the CIA and Hillary holdovers in the SD to destroy America by interfering with national defense material supplies.
Our worst enemy in America for decades was the Clintons.
The anti-Trump crowd is making a huge push before the upcoming elections to try to get a Democrat win and take over the House so they can do an impeachment of Trump.
Little of truth or importance is going to be coming out, they will just blow anything and everything possible to a hysterical level to try to achieve their goals.
Don’t fall for BS masquerading as truth, and don’t let your friends and family fall for it either.
Some family and friends are not willing to be educated in BS, because they are too far gone into the libturd mentality.
Trump Almost Started A WAR With North Korea
Soooo your saying that Trump actually has a set of balls?
You nailed it!
JS, correction; the NEOCONS almost started a war with NK. Trump is NOT in total control.
Yep, what you said.
Plus ten points.
I want a tee shirt that says “I survived the DJ Trump nuclear war with NK”.
I also want it to say, “I survived over regulation by Obama, fixed by DJT”.
I also want it to say, “I survived unemployment, thanks to DJT”.
I also want it to say, “I survived NAFTA, thanks to DJT”.
By the time I’m done, I’m gonna need a six point font to fit it all on my tee shirt!
Woodward is better known for his falsehoods than his truths. Former patron of Plato Club in NYC along with John Bolton and most of the degenerate, immoral inhabitants of DC swamp.
Dr. Steve Petchenick has Woodward’s history down cold. Woodward is a liar and fiction-writer.
Democrats will swallow this article hook, line and sinker. Leftists will believe anything.
What is the goal? To dethrone Kim and get some stable person in that job and hopefully with fair elections and not a despot.
China desperately wants stability as Kim is the third unstable moron in that position. But he’s got chemical weapons, long range artillery, nerve gas, germ warfare, EMP capacity and likely two satellite platforms, and nukes.
He also is sitting on a massive amount of rare earth minerals.
China wants reunification which would totally alter the balance of power. If South Korea goes for it, and the younger generation desires this, then Japan would have to create new partnerships with China and a unified Korea.
China hates that North Koreans illegally flee to China,but Chinese men love it. North Korea runs drugs and this hurts China. The other biggest money makers are illegal arms sales and tech and slavery rings. This is a constant source of embarrassment for China.
The simplest way is to disappear Kim or declare he died due a sudden illness. The USA would understand and it would help overcome many trade difficulties. But ultimately the USA does not want a unified Korea unless it is not under the aegis of China. That relationship goes back to samurai days and the Imjin War.
Now what does China do if they become one westernized country and no longer have famines and become a major player in electronics due to rare earth minerals?
The CIA Deep State controlled several top NK generals. They, via CIA info appeared to be infallible and all seeing to Kim and his father. This deep state CIA faction fed NK nuclear plans and hoped to make NK a burden on America for future decades. It was all about control.
Word is Trump gave Kim their names and they are now dead. They never worked for America, they always worked for the criminal deep state.
Trump told Kim he and his nation had been played for decades by the CIA deep state.
Do you grasp how Trump broke through?
China hasn’t fully grasped this. Current trade negotiations are dancing around the truth.
Bob Woodward is not an investigative reporter. He is a deep state tool who is handed info from his handlers. In the Nixon case, a deep state FBI official was deep throat. They handed Woodward the story.
Him, that’s right. He’s just another MSM propagandist, just like all the other talking heads.
Isn’t that why the Deep State (CIA?) told their stooge Kim to back off, for the time being?
US gave China all of America’s jobs. Who made that call? Unions in bed with corporations rather than representing workers. Cost of living through the roof. Who made those calls? Who represents the American people? Easy answer, nobody in government clearly.
Any intelligent American who believes Bob Woodward needs a Psychiatric Evaluation; consider him a ‘super-refined’ (non-emotional) Maxine Walters, another deep state operative, this one in a suit.
While we’re on the subject, I’m not totally convinced Mark Felt was Deep Throat. Deep Throat might have been a few people– maybe Felt was one of them. Who knows?
I would expect the REAL Deep Throat to write a best selling book years after Watergate admitting to the identity and explaining why he (they?) did what they did. Especially when all the major players are dead or elderly. But Deep Throat did not. How convenient Woodward named him as Felt. The fullest truth about Watergate has yet to be written.
At any rate, I would no more touch Woodward’s book than I would touch Bush’s or Obama’s.
Lastly, look up Judge Jeanine’s YouTube of her 9/8/18 show RIPPING Obama for his vicious Trump speech. It’s quite satisfying. That woman knows how to put forth truth. Class act all the way, she is fearless, passionate, and speaks truth, rarer than rare in journalism.
– the Lone Ranger
“Truth never damages a cause that is just.” – Gandhi
“Whenever you have eliminated the impossible, whatever is left, however improbable, must be the truth.” – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes
I wonder if the majority of the North Korean people are praying for Trump to do something. Not most of the N K government employees. They like it just how it is.
You would think Bob would understand that Trump wants to be perceived as reckless. That he could start launching the US military at any moment.
Maybe Bob? This is why people take him seriously and want to make a deal and stop playing games. Hell, everyone knew Obama was a pu$$y, and not able to make any decision that a focus group di not authorize. Obama not only paid his enemies, but was willing to get on his knees anytime.
C’mon Bob, grow up.