Fear: Trump in the White House
September 11, 2018
by Bob Woodward (Author)
#1 Best Seller in US Presidents
THE INSIDE STORY ON PRESIDENT TRUMP, AS ONLY BOB WOODWARD CAN TELL IT
With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence.
Fear is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the president’s first years in office.
https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ ... ked-to-himWhite House Dreads ‘Killer’ Woodward Book After ‘Everyone’ Talked To Him
By Kate Riga August 1, 2018 7:14 am
Though the Trump administration, unlike administrations past, withheld formal access to legendary reporter Bob Woodward for his insider exposé, White House officials are bracing for a “killer” account filled with unauthorized stories from “everyone,” according to a Tuesday Politico account.
“He hooked somebody, and that put the fear of God in everyone else,” a former official told Politico. “It’s gonna be killer. Everyone talked with Woodward,” another added.
Per two interview subjects, Woodward opted not to set up shop on the White House grounds, but instead to lure sources to his house with promises of peeks at his Pulitzers and study. With the home court advantage, he would then push for the information he needed.
According to Politico, Trump allies are girding themselves for the inevitable furious tweet storm that will erupt from the President’s fingertips when the book hits shelves, giving the tome a boost in sales and popularity and a longer run in the spotlight (à la Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” and James Comey’s “A Higher Loyalty”).
http://www.dispatch.com/entertainmentli ... d-by-trumpBob Woodward’s upcoming ‘Fear’ inspired by Trump
By Manuel Roig-Franzia / The Washington Post
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at 4:00 AM
In the worldwide capital of leaks and anonymous dishing that is Washington, secrets can be virtually impossible to keep. But somehow, during the past 19 months, the fact that America’s most famous investigative journalist was quietly chipping away at a book that delves into the dysfunctions of President Donald Trump’s White House remained largely unknown.
This week, that veil of secrecy was lifted when Simon & Schuster announced that, in Sept. 11, it will publish “Fear: Trump in the White House” by Bob Woodward. In the book, Woodward’s 19th, the 75-year-old journalist and author “reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies,” the publisher’s release states.
The expected tenor of the book is underscored by its unsettling cover, an extreme close-up of a squinty-eyed Trump depicted through a gauzy red filter. The hush-hush project derives its title from an offhand remark that then-candidate Trump made in an interview with Woodward and Washington Post political reporter Robert Costa in April 2016.
Costa asked Trump whether he agreed with a statement by then-President Barack Obama, who had said in an Atlantic magazine interview that “real power means you can get what you want without having to exert violence.” At first Trump seemed to agree, saying: “Well, I think there’s a certain truth to that. ... Real power is through respect.” But then he added a personal twist: “Real power is, I don’t even want to use the word — ‘fear.’”
Woodward, who declined to be quoted for this article, has privately described the remark as “an almost Shakespearean aside.”
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