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All right so let's talk about -- the White House is fighting back against some controversial new claims regarding president Obama's inner circle.
-- -- -- book says that He conducted 746.
Hours of interviews.
With more than 200 people for this -- is called confidence man that Wall Street Washington.
And the education of a president and among them the claims He says that former communications director.
Anita Dunn told him that she found the Obama White House to -- quote hostile workplace towards women.
Anita Dunn is denying that she made those comments here's -- is a daily basis.
-- -- contributing -- now good to have you here and more interest -- Good morning Martha you know I I got the book there are loud and last week started reading it over the weekend is a very interesting read on a number of levels but we want to address this issue first causes -- one of the first things that the White House has been sort of fighting.
Well I think when I first read -- it is it -- true as to what I heard some people complaining about it not just women that.
You know people you know people caller who felt that they don't have as much influence in the White House.
I think that the hostile.
Part of it -- I've never really heard it's it's not so much that it's its hostile in the sense of I think of you know sexual harassment her.
Overt discrimination is just more that it's a boys' club you know and it's.
It really is a place where.
You know women aren't in the inner inner circle except for of course Valerie Jarrett is one of the president's friends.
But outside of that the women are sort of -- you know out of that inner circle.
Yet it look let me just read to the viewers what what Anita Dunn said about this and Anita Dunn has been you know a long time member of the inner circle of the Obama working.
-- so it is somewhat surprising and she says this is not what I told the author of this is not what I believe and anyone who knows me and my history of supporting this president as a candidate.
In an office knows that it is not -- so it was a flat denial and it does raise a lot of questions.
About this -- and you know looking back you several of his previous books you can find other examples where you know the Bush Administration people.
I and others who have been profiled in his books claim the same thing.
That they were escorted we're gonna speak with him live here.
On Thursday about the book and -- -- about that but the whole.
Fact that it's a negative is a fairly negative look at the Obama presidency and and it would appear that that's not what they thought they were in for when they agreed to do it.
In an agreed.
-- talked him for the -- yes.
Yeah outlining it it is hard and you have people coming out and saying I app you know unequivocally did not say this it's it was a great working environments.
So it's hard -- know exactly.
You know where He gets this kind of stuff Anita Dunn was very powerful and you know it's kind of hard to believe that she was treated.
That -- but.
You know that.
It could I don't know I don't know -- He takes things that other people said an attributes them to certain people.
Are what he's doing it doesn't ring true about this White House I again I wouldn't say hostile because -- that and that's you know the legal term.
I think that you but I think that it does ring true that it is very much of -- boys' club which is not frankly that in usual.
In a White House what is.
The book in general cares and Asian look at this -- situation a He was given almost an hour process -- sit in the Oval Office and talk to the president.
Now there's some reports that the reason they did that was because they started to get nervous that the book was kind of heading in the wrong direction and have been so many laudatory books written about this president but this -- Really accuses him of something that may be cutting it very close to home at this moment and given his approval numbers and that is.
And he's not a strong leader that He likes to sort of sit back and watch how things unfold.
And this is something that you know key questions about himself in early passes of the book.
Said that that's gotta be -- you know an uncomfortable situation for -- white.
House I would imagine it.
Yet it's a very very unflattering picture but it's not want me in that you haven't heard before in terms.
This is a president who didn't have a lot of experience He did have a economic team that.
Did have a lot of experience.
Particularly Larry Summers to sort of runs roughshod over everybody.
I'm -- in that sense it's very believable I mean it's it's what we we already kind of know about.
About how these people operate -- operated in the Clinton administration -- how that operated with Obama and and and let's face -- they knew more about what to do than Obama did.
I'm coming -- so.
I think it is is very unflattering and that's why they have to push back at it and the question is.
How do we know which -- -- -- and which parts -- well I think some of the stuff just it really does sound familiar in terms of the criticisms that are made about this president.
Very interesting and that you know is -- parts are really interesting read.
And we're gonna talk to and the author on Thursday contest and about the book and we look within for a to have him here kitchen thank you so much -- attacks last the.
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