The Washington power circuit loves insider baseball—stories that spread gossip, flatter the egos of political operatives, and give pundits new fodder for columns or TV hits. It doesn’t matter if the stories are true; it just matters that they don’t force the reader to think too much.
“While I generally enjoy reading fiction, this is a uniquely Washington brand of literature, and his anonymous sources do not lend credibility,” Defense Secretary General James Mattis said of Bob Woodward’s upcoming book. “The contemptuous words about the President attributed to me in Woodward’s book were never uttered by me or in my presence.”
Right on cue, the Beltway media will feast on the tabloid gossip while ignoring results that actually matter to the more than 300 million Americans this Administration serves.
Just a few of those results:
- More Americans now employed than ever recorded in our history
- Manufacturing jobs growing at the fastest rate in more than 3 decades
- Coal exports up 60 percent and U.S. oil production hitting an all-time high
- Breakthrough trade deals-in-principle with Mexico and the E.U.
- Median household income hitting the highest level ever recorded
And that’s just the economy. On defense, there’s the near-total destruction of ISIS’ self-declared caliphate. On diplomacy, at least 17 American detainees have been returned on President Trump’s watch. And the list goes on.
“If President Reagan was alive today, upon hearing about Bob Woodward’s latest book on the Trump presidency I imagine him delivering one of his most famous lines: ‘There you go again,’” David Bossie writes in Fox News.
“President Trump is the ultimate political outsider who was elected by the American people to come to Washington to confront the entrenched D.C. establishment and failed status quo that Bob Woodward has reported on for almost 50 years.”
Source: White House