Woodward: We Don’t Have an Organizing Principle to the Trump Admin

‘If you connect the dot here and the Mueller investigation policy, China, North Korea and so forth, what is missing is an organizing principle’

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WOODWARD: "I’ve been off doing the book on Trump for next year, and it’s caused me to reflect on presidents I’ve tried to understand going back from Nixon through Obama. And there’s a common theme, and it connects to this Jerusalem decision, and that is they sit around and they talk about we should do X or Y. They can — what are the political considerations? The budget implications? What are the allies going to think? And the -- the difficulty is what rarely comes up, no one asks what are we trying to accomplish? And if you connect the dot here and the Mueller investigation policy, China, North Korea and so forth, what is missing is an organizing principle. And Jon Meacham was just talking about FDR developed an organizing principle. We don’t have it here."

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