CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 04, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Jamie Gangel, Gloria Borger) New reporting on the details about Charlottesville in which the staff convinced President Trump to make the second speech & his reaction after the speech wishing he had not done it & details about the Trump Tower speech that was a turning point at the White House with the reactions of Gary Cohen & White House chief of staff Gen. John Kelly discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) The reaction of Kelly & Trump to the Woodward book discussed; Trump tweet critical of the book as a con & a statement from White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders it is fabricated quoted.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The phone conversation between Trump & Woodward about why Trump was not asked about the coming book played. Live discussion held with CNN's David Axelrod, Carl Bernstain, David Gergen & Gloria Borger about the book. [GERGEN, BERNSTEIN, GANGEL, AXELROD - offer views on Woodward's credibility, how the book revives questions about Trump's fitness for office, how the whole narrative sees Trump as a danger to the country, how Woodward has hundreds of sources, how the credibility issue is preposterous with many in the White House trying to keep the president from doing harm.]