Steve Hilton: Woodward’s book was actually praising Trump. Did any of the ‘snooty elitists’ actually read it?

Fox News’ Steve Hilton believes President Trump is doing exactly what he was elected to do, but the elitist enemy he has targeted is lurking within the halls of his own administration.

Hilton’s monologue on “The Next Revolution” on Sunday focused on Bob Woodward’s book, “Fear: Trump in the White House.”

“When it came out in September the snooty elitists on the East Coast salivated over its juicy gossip: ‘Trump watches TV a lot!’ and the story it told of a president they see as an ignorant, dangerous barbarian,” Hilton began.

He then shared a few of the book’s “condescending highlights,” including comments describing a “chaotic White House,” and a “devastating portrait” of a “man who never evolved or stepped up when he won the presidency.”

“The East Coast elite held up this book as evidence of why Donald Trump is not fit to be president. Well, either they haven’t read the book, or they’re deliberately distorting what’s in it,” Hilton said.

“What Bob Woodward has actually done is write a book in praise of President Trump,” the Fox News host countered. “The Woodward account, in fact, tells the story of a president who is totally focused on his agenda, clear about his priorities, and obsessed with delivering the promises he was elected on — but blocked at every turn by almost everyone around him.”

Hilton named names, pointing to current and past members of Trump’s administration who “plotted and schemed” against the president.

“Former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, former economic chief Gary Cohn, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, current Defense Secretary General Mattis — and especially Rob Porter, the White House staff secretary who resigned in disgrace over wife-beating allegations — these men were in President Trump’s inner circle and they literally plotted and schemed with each other to overturn the result of the 2016 election,” Hilton said.

He then elaborated on several examples of Trump’s stand on issues such as trade and immigration.

Woodward’s book, according to Hilton, reveals that “far from undermining democracy, as the East Coast elites scream every day, President Trump has been battling to uphold democracy by delivering the policy changes that people voted for.”

“Far from describing an unfit and clueless idiot in the Oval Office, the Woodward book portrays a clear-eyed and resolute president fighting exactly the elitist enemy he was elected to fight,” he said.

“The only problem is: the enemy is within. Not just within his own administration — but within his own White House,” Hilton noted, adding that even though some have left, there are “far too many” still in Trump’s administration.

Hilton invited viewers to tune in next week for “The Swamp in the White House,” from Washington, D.C.

“Yes, we will name names,” he promised.

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