Trump staffers might think twice about a tell-all
by The Associated Press | August 1, 2017 6:28 am
Last Updated: July 31, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Political reporter Robert Costa says White House staffers face no constraints if they want to write a tell-all about the Trump administration.
But Costa, a Washington Post reporter and host of PBS’ “Washington Week,” said there’s a more critical issue: Will they dare to?
Costa said given that President Donald Trump is very active on social media and relishes “public war,” former staffers such as Reince Preibus and Sean Spicer should brace themselves if they choose to write candid accounts.
Speaking to a TV critics’ meeting Monday, Costa said Trump could come at them, personally and politically.
If ex-staffers decide against the risks of candor, he said, the leak-prone administration makes it likely details will emerge in others’ books.