Woodward, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, is known for behind-the-scenes narration and an unprecedented approach, but his second book on Trump promises to bring readers into the Oval Office more than ever. over. According to multiple sources, the book features explosive accounts of Trump’s thoughts and actions on national security, the coronavirus pandemic, the economic collapse and the Black Lives Matter protests.
“Rage”; is scheduled to release on September 15.
Jonathan Karp, CEO of Simon & Schuster publisher of Woodward, also published bestsellers about Trump released earlier this year by former national security adviser John Bolton and Trump’s granddaughter. is Mary Trump. He told CNN, “‘Rage’ is the most important book Simon & Schuster will publish this year. Every voter should read it by November 3.”
In January, Trump revealed that he had been sitting down with Woodward for the upcoming book, which came as a surprise after he sharply criticized “Fear”. Woodward repeatedly offered Trump the opportunity to be interviewed for the book, but Trump pretended he never received the request.
According to sources familiar with the book, Woodward conducted more than a dozen interviews with Trump about “Rage” at the White House, Mar-a-Lago and over the phone.
Woodward is known to have recorded all of his interviews with permission from his subjects and sources. CNN knew Woodward had conducted hundreds of hours of interviews with other live witnesses, and according to his publisher, had obtained “notes, emails, diaries, calendars, and confidential documents” including 25 Personal letter between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
In a statement, Simon & Schuster said the book will be a “volatile and vivid” look at “chaos, contradictions and mishaps” during Trump’s presidency.
CNN has known that “Rage” also revealed Trump’s blunt opinion of former presidents and whether he thinks he will win the election again in November.
“I bring out the rage,” Trump told Woodward and Costa. “I carry rage. I always have. I don’t know if it’s property or liability, but whatever it is, I do.”
That same 2016 interview that inspired the title “Fear” for Woodward’s 2018 book, when Trump said “that’s true power, I don’t even want to use words, fear. . “