Bob Woodward spoke to CBS News about his new book, Fear, and offered an anecdote about when economic Adviser Gary Cohn was upset over President Trump’s reluctance to condemn white supremacists for the violence in Charlottesville and went into the Oval Office to resign.
According to Woodward, “Trump said, ‘You can’t resign. I need you to do tax reform. If you leave, this is treason.’ And Trump talked him out of resigning.”
Afterwards, Chief of Staff John Kelly, who had been in the room, pulled Cohn aside: “Cohn wrote this down, quote from General Kelly: ‘If that was me I would have taken that resignation letter and shoved it up his ass six different times.'”Save to Favorites