PressTV-Trump deploys pawns to defend him

US government officials rush to defend their boss, US President Donald Trump, in the backdrop of new allegations against him in an explosive book.

The book, whose excerpts started being released before it was published on Friday, offers an embarrassing account of Trump’s first year in office and includes quotes from former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon calling Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential campaign “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.”

Trump administration officials, including two from the cabinet, appeared on various TV shows Sunday to play defense in the wake of the release of the book titled “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” by journalist Michael Wolff.

White House policy advisor Stephen Miller probably got most of the attention as he was abruptly cut off during an interview on CNN over the matter.

Miller decried the book, calling it a “grotesque work…

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