Highly acclaimed journalist Bob Woodward the legendary Washington Post reporter is back in the news. From The Hill:
Woodward’s new book, his second on the Trump presidency, will include 25 personal letters exchanged between President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, according to details of the book revealed by publisher Simon & Schuster on Wednesday.
The 25 letters obtained by Woodward have never been public, according to an Amazon description of the forthcoming book, titled “Rage.”
“At key decision points, ‘Rage’ shows how Trump’s responses to the crises of 2020 were rooted in the instincts, habits and style he developed during his first three years as president,” This title scheduled to be released Sept. 15, just seven weeks before Election Day. The publisher promoting this as “an unprecedented and intimate tour de force of original reporting on the Trump presidency … with stunning new details about early national security decisions and operations and Trump’s moves as he faces a global pandemic, economic disaster and racial unrest.”
According to multiple sources familiar with the book, Woodward conducted more than a dozen interviews with Trump for “Rage” at the White House, Mar-a-Lago and over the phone.
In 2019, White House officials were quoted by The Washington Post as calling the Trump-Kim correspondence “love letters” — and sources familiar with the book say the letters are “extraordinary.” According to Simon & Schuster, in one letter “Kim describes the bond between the two leaders as out of a ‘fantasy film.'”
Woodward and partner Carl Bernstein broke the story of late President Richard Nixon and his involvement with a shocking break-in at DNC Headquarters in 1972.
The book’s title comes from a quote during an interview Trump did with Woodward and Post reporter Robert Costa in March 2016 on the campaign trail. “I bring rage out. I do bring rage out. I always have. I don’t know if that’s an asset or a liability, but whatever it is, I do.”
This follows Woodward’s first book on Trump, titled “Fear: Trump in the White House.” He explained, “Too many people have lost their perspective and become emotionally unhinged about Trump.’”
Plus he added, “I look at my job as: let’s present the rock-solid evidence of what happens. There’s documents, there’s notes, there’s not just the phrase but there’s where they sat and they met and this is what happened. Let the political system respond.”
STORY CONTINUES BELOW...