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Woodward Writes Trump Trade Plans Tempered by Cohn and Mnuchin

  • The pair intervened to stop withdrawal from major trade pacts
  • ‘Fear,’ Bob Woodward’s latest book, set for release on Tuesday
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White House Attacks Bob Woodward Book

President Donald Trump made a sweeping decision in August 2017 that could have rocked the global economy: the U.S. would pull out of Nafta, the World Trade Organization, and its trade deal with South Korea.

Alarmed, Trump’s top staffers scrambled to stop him, according to Bob Woodward’s new book, “Fear.” Bloomberg News obtained a copy of the book ahead of its release, which is scheduled for Tuesday.