Senior Political Analyst for FNC Brit Hume joined Fox News Radio's Guy Benson and Marie Harf to talk about Bob Woodward's book, the New York Times op-ed, and the Kavanaugh hearings.
On the White House discrediting Bob Woodward's book: Bob Woodward has a considerable reputation built over may years of reporting and writing books. The issue with his books always has been this, I was investigative reporter for many years, we used to have a saying that you wanted your stories to be exclusive but you didn't want them to remain exclusive. In other words you wanted subsequent events to verify them. You wanted them to be matched and stories that hung out and remained exclusive for a long time kind of disappeared down the credibility hole. The problem with Bob's work over the years is that a lot of it remained exclusive. (1:17)
On the concept that Trump is isolated and odds with reality: I think there is a difference in perception in Donald Trump's administration from the world of Washington and from the world outside Washington. People around the country may look at Donald Trump, and I now spend eight months a year outside Washington and I talk to a lot of people, my point is that people around the country may look at Donald Trump and they hear these accounts of chaos confusion and irrationality at the Trump White House, particularly from the President himself, then they look at the policies and actions he's taken and they like the results. (4:17)
On the economy not getting through to voters: I think the numbers for Trump are sliding. It's interesting there's two poll questions you ask about personal favorability and job approval. I'm not sure that distinction is clear anymore. (7:43)
On the craziness of the Kavanaugh hearings: I think in the case of Kavanaugh you will notice how few questions were based on his record as an appellate judge, which you would think would be the central thing you would be looking at since he's looking to be the highest court appellate judge. The reason for that is not because what they don't like about him is not contained in those opinions. It undoubtedly is in many ways, but those opinions reflect a conservative judicial philosophy. (9:51)