Bob Woodward Clashes With Fox News Host Over His Conclusions About Trump

Written by on September 17, 2020

Journalist Bob Woodward pushed again throughout an at-times combative interview Thursday on Fox Information after host Dana Perino confronted him about his private political judgments about President Donald Trump.

In Woodward’s new e book, “Rage,” which is partly primarily based on 19 interviews with the president, the journalist in the end concludes that Trump will not be match for the Oval Workplace, a judgment he has repeatedly stated relies on overwhelming proof. This consists of his conversations with Trump, different prime White Home and authorities officers, and Trump’s deliberate downplaying of the coronavirus pandemic that, as of Thursday, has killed greater than 197,000 folks within the U.S. 

Perino questioned Woodward’s journalistic authority to make that decision and requested for his judgment on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. 

“What I did within the final 4½ years is report on Trump, I believe as a lot as any outsider, get near him and his operations, so I’m in a position to make the judgment, as I do, that I imagine ― with overwhelming proof ― he’s the mistaken man for the job,” Woodward stated. “I’ve not reported in depth on Joe Biden. I’m not endorsing anybody.”

Perino additionally requested her visitor what Ben Bradlee, the legendary Washington Submit editor whom Woodward credit with educating him journalism, would have considered him weighing in on Trump’s health for workplace. Woodward had stated that Bradlee at all times informed him to be “robust on everybody … we’re not within the political recreation.”

“Dana, should you’ve been in a position to learn the e book, the proof is overwhelming,” Woodward answered. “It’s one of many saddest moments for this nation to have a pacesetter who has failed to inform the reality, who has did not warn the folks.”

“The confusion within the message for any person making an attempt to determine this out: Ought to I ship my children to high school? Can I am going to the grocery retailer? … The president has that megaphone, and folks look to him because the one who’s going to say, ‘Right here’s the fact.’ And should you distort the fact, you’ve failed in your job, and also you’re the mistaken man for that job,” he stated.

Watch the interview under.

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