Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Trump Lied to Us About Everything: New Woodward Book Reveals He Knew Seriousness of Virus, Racism, All of It

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Bob Woodward isn’t perfect, who is? But since he and Carl Bernstein broke the original Watergate stories in 1972, Woodward’s track record for reporting the truths of what goes on in Washington has been Babe Ruth-like.

Now he has the tapes to prove Donald Trump has lied about everything including the seriousness of the coronavirus and the reality of systemic racism in the United States. The tapes come with the book, “Rage,” which hopefully blows the lid off this travesty of a presidency and gets rid of this monster once and for all.

The book is based in part on 18 on-the-record interviews Woodward conducted with the president between December and July. So no one– not Kayleigh McEnemy or Lindsey Graham or any other Trump defenders can say these were “anonymous sources.” This is Trump in his own voice. And you can hear it all on the Washington Post website. Ben Bradlee must be howling with happiness in heaven. They’ve done it again.

Woodward will appear Sunday on “60 Minutes,” in a blockbuster appearance to lay it all out.

Irony abounds: of course, in the end Jeff Bezos is the big winner here. He owns the Post, and Amazon, where you buy the book. He should buy Simon & Schuster from Viacom– it’s for sale– to have the publisher of all the great political books. Smart guy.

Trump to Woodward on the virus:

“You just breathe the air and that’s how it’s passed,” Trump said in a Feb. 7 call. “And so that’s a very tricky one. That’s a very delicate one. It’s also more deadly than even your strenuous flu.”

“This is deadly stuff,” the president repeated for emphasis.

Trump to Woodward on its severity, March 19th:

“I wanted to always play it down,” the president said.

 

 

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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