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Well amid sagging approval ratings and advice from the top political strategists to close panic and fire people president Obama's facing another obstacle mount a scathing new book.
That paints him as an inexperienced leader with a shaky economic team and unhappy female staffer.
Joining us right now is journalist and author of this new book confidence -- run -- -- run.
You wrote three tough books on President Bush nobody was happy with there how did you get access to this White House after those best selling books came forward.
What you know I walked in like I walk in every interview on a reporter and I want -- report about the administration -- the bush blitzer bestselling books now.
No doubt they were favorite books of the folks in this administration.
But you know.
I think it's a delusion or an illusion a lot of people run into some times.
Where they think I was criticized as being a reporter of of some political stripe I'm a reporter I'm not an ideologue and in what it's all about is reporting.
You know I'm an old style reporting you get the facts that people make their decision look into -- is the White House.
Isn't happy with the book now I want to take a look at an excerpt from Larry Summers formerly of the economic team back at Harvard now.
We're home alone there's no adult in charge Clinton would never have made these mistakes so just fighting back against you.
He's saying if you know percent that you -- the tapes to prove.
Yeah of course but you know not only that but I think it's important to note as people get the book in the last two days the virtually all of the key quotes are responded to.
In the text of the book I go back at the end of the process -- they look here's what's going to be in the book next year name.
What do you have to say about it let's get that response -- -- do.
Larry Summers house along rejuvenated it's extremely arrogant to Larry song never admits a mistake I'm not the for first Larry is a guy who's been.
It has been his own worst enemy in a lot of ways for many years is a brilliant guy no one doubts that.
But you know -- is a key figure in this but others are as well I think it's important that.
That especially Tim Geithner has a very very long several page to page explanation.
Of what happened with.
What I call the slow walking with the administration -- -- bit.
He want the president wanted to to take down Citigroup to close it and reopen it to take down a big bank.
And and it's clear from what's in the book and the recite the the response from Geithner.
That He was slow -- -- by the Treasury Secretary essentially his order was delayed IE ignored and importantly there are memos in the book.
Which show this is a problem the administration it's Obama's reviewing all -- the stress test is only one to talk about what He wanted book Anita Dunn said this this place would be.
Be in court for a hostile workplace because it actually fits all of the classically the requirements for generally hostile workplace.
Now she says that she actually said something after that if it were not for President Obama which you left out of the book why -- you -- then.
Well in -- city explaining is the full quote the Washington Post came -- listen to the tape the full quote is in the book.
Why it didn't need to call me back right before I talked her so what this is going in the book -- your name this is a big quote.
If she sort of made a strong case that that part.
In terms of what you said the Valerie Jarrett eccentric.
Well these are any way that can't be in the quote and can have a -- looking back -- so that we can work that that's we we went through what the -- would be in the book but prior to publication so all of this was worked out -- it is.
In a pickle right now she's an advisor to the president should be working on the campaign.
You know but I would -- that clear I would really -- couple a little time left Karl Rove didn't like your first three books.
Here's what He said about no doubt this -- I'm not certain how much this book is true and accurate.
And my personal experience with a mrs.
that He tends to exaggerate I had an interview wants in the west -- more than we're literally He was transcribing my comments and sort of repeating them back.
And He couldn't get what I just said accurate.
-- That's that's wrong Carl and I had a you know conversations during the bush -- They were all fairly and and I accurately rendered in those books and -- look like Karl I understand what Carl.
Has some issues with the books that I published they were hard on George Bush hardened Dick Cheney but look -- reported that's what we -- it's hard on President Obama who you -- brilliant temperature.
A run such skin such kind journalist and author of competence and thanks.
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