WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday launched a preemptive strike in opposition to veteran journalist Bob Woodward’s forthcoming book about him — saying the tome, titled “Rage,” can be a “faux.”
“The Bob Woodward book shall be a FAKE, as all the time, simply as most of the others have been. However, consider it or not, recently I’ve been getting numerous GREAT books!” Trump tweeted.
The veteran Washington Submit reporter secured a handful of unique interviews with the president earlier this yr that can type the premise of his Simon & Schuster book, out Sept. 15.
It guarantees to supply an “unprecedented and intimate” portrait of Trump, and made headlines this week after it emerged that Woodward secured dozens of unpublished letters between Trump and North Korean chief Kim Jong Un.
It’s unclear what made the president condemn the book Friday after he not too long ago praised Woodward as a “excellent author” throughout a Fox Information interview.
Woodward’s final bestselling book, “Worry,” launched in 2018, drew the ire of the president when it depicted his administration as in chaos and Trump as out of contact however didn’t embody an interview with him.
“The Woodward book is a Joke – simply one other assault in opposition to me, in a barrage of assaults, utilizing now disproven unnamed and nameless sources,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter was compelled to defend his use of unnamed sources and sought to bury the hatchet by spending time with the president for his follow-up, “Rage.”