美國水門案調查記者Bob Woodward新書《恐懼:川普在白宮》爆料川普政府……

美國水門案調查記者鮑勃·伍德沃德(Bob Woodward)說過一句很有意思的話「當你看到一個總統如何做政治或政策決定,你就會懂他的為人(原文:When you see how the President makes political or policy decisions, you see who he is.)Bob The woodward對此下了一個定論「總統的本質就是做決定」(原文:the essence of the Presidency is decision-making. 同場加印:台北市第一市場改建案哪裡有異狀|「北農總經理」吳音寧的背景,為什麼被朱學恆拿來與連勝文相比?

▲Bob Woodward爆料川普政府亂象的新出版的書籍《Fear:Trump in the White House》(恐懼:川普在白宮,暫譯)披露不少白宮內幕,內容除了詳述幕僚偷文件不讓川普簽署等荒腔走板情節,更著墨川普對對外交與國安議題卻很無知。書中數度點出川普輕忽國家安全,除了無知,追根究柢就在於他衡量一切事物的價值觀是以「錢」為基準。此書開賣前已榮登亞馬遜(Amazon)暢銷書排行榜第一名。作者首站將在紐約辦座談會,入場售票60美元(換算約1850元台幣)。

▲他在《Obama’s Wars這本書裡引述歐巴瑪德話:「美國人都是理想主義者,但他們又同時要他們的領導者務實」(原文:‘The American people are idealists, but they also want their leaders to be realistic..

美國總統川普質疑美國保護台灣究竟有何好處?川普視美國協防他國是當冤大頭…..

這場關鍵會議發生在今年1月19日,主軸是南韓議題,包括川普、時任白宮國安顧問的麥馬斯特、國防部長馬提斯、美軍參謀首長聯席會議主席鄧福德等人都出席。川普先質疑美國斥巨資在朝鮮半島大規模駐軍有何好處,然後又不死心地追問,「尤有甚者,比方說保護台灣,我們究竟能得到什麼?」

書中指出,川把美國花大錢協防其他國家,諸如台灣、南韓等,當成美國的「全球性通病」。面對川普不斷貶低軍事與情資的價值,馬提斯顯然已感厭煩。他回應:「我們這麼做,是為了避免第三次世界大戰。」書中說這是「令人屏息的一刻」,是幕僚對總統的挑釁,馬提斯明顯是要告誡川普,別鬧了,這可不是商業賭博。 川普顯然不信服,顯然認為美國的作法 遭其他國家佔便宜,「我想假使我們不是這麼笨,我們應該可以非常有錢。」事後,馬提斯向同僚抱怨川普的行徑與理解力,跟「小五、小六生」沒兩樣。

譬如,川普考慮向中國施加關稅時,白宮首席經濟顧問格里·柯恩(Gary Cohn曾極力勸阻,稱美國96.6%的抗生素都由中國進口,倘若嬰兒因缺乏盤尼西林而死於咽喉炎,該如何向母親解釋,難不成要說是「為了貿易順差」?川普卻認為只要跟其他國家買就好。柯恩警告,發動貿易戰是「捨本逐末」,且倘若中國決定不賣抗生素,就足以摧毀美國,但川普仍一意孤行。

針對美國國務院日前召回中美洲3國使節,以了解其派駐國與台灣斷交一事,國務院前天重申支持台灣,但表示無意改變美國與兩岸的關係,稱美台保持非官方關係「對我們有用,並不代表適用於其他政府」。

相關字:海外軍費。貿易赤字。。美國務院重申挺台。

▲Bob Woodward’s interview 

Bob Woodward|Inspirational quotes|Famous sayings|金句|名言語錄|

1.“If information is true, if it can be verified, and if it’s really important, the newspaper needs to be willing to take the risk associated with using unidentified sources.” -Bob Woodward

Response: A journalist is expected to dig the facts and evidence as much as possible. It triggers hostility and attacks for sure, especially from the criminals.

  1. “Deep throat’s information and in my view, courage, allowed the newspaper to use what he knew and suspected.”

Response: Everyone is given the rights to question and to doubt, but nobody is given the rights to create rumors. The issue hinges on the differentiation of news and rumors. How to tell the person’s intention from the words?

  1. “The essence of the Presidency is decision-making.” -Bob Woodward

Response: Any big decision-making unearth the life value of a person.

  1. “Getting up in the morning and having work you love is what makes life different for people. If you get into a position where you don’t love what you’re doing, get off it.” -Bob Woodward
  2. “Everyone would raise their hand.” -Bob Woodward

6” You can’t serve the public good without the truth as a bottom line.” -Bob Woodward

  1. The central dilemma in journalism is that you don’t know what you don’t know.” -Bob Woodward

8.”There’s hostility to lying, and there should be.” -Bob Woodward

  1. “When you see how the President makes political or policy decisions, you see who he is.” -Bob Woodward
  2. “ I have gone on the air and announced my telephone number at the Washington Post. I go into the night, talking to people, looking for things. The great dreaded thing every reporter lives with is what you don’t know. The source you didn’t go to. The phone call you didn’t return.” -Bob Woodward
  3. “There are people who take rumors and embellish them in a way that can be devastating. And this pollution has to be eradicated by people in our business as best we can.” -Bob Woodward

Response: Indisputably, rumors are worldwide detrimental pollution which can be found anywhere around the world.

12.“Sometimes, doing nothing is the best reaction.”

Response: It depends. Silence is good if there’s nothing you could share. Honesty is the best defense, I would say. Never tell lies in public. You can’t never earn their trust again.

13.“I have found people don’t want to be told. That they can figure it out. “-Bob Woodward

14.“I think journalism gets measured by the quality of information it presents, not the drama or the pyretechnics associated with us” ― Bob Woodward

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