Washington Post Deputy Editor-in-Chief Bob Woodward’s next book on President Trump will contain nuggets of more than two dozen letters between the president and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, according to publisher Simon & Schuster.
“Rage,” slated for release on September 15, less than two months before the November US presidential election, will also include “exclusive” talks with the president.
Woodward did not interview Trump for his first book on the current administration, “Fear: Trump in the White House,” which was published in 2018.
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“Woodward obtained 25 personal letters exchanged between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un that had not been made public before,” Simon & Schuster writes on its website. “Kim describes the bond between the two leaders as stemming from a ‘fantasy film’, as the two leaders engage in an extraordinary diplomatic minuet.
Trump called Kim’s letters “beautiful.”
“These are excellent letters,” Trump said at a rally in 2018. “We fell in love. ”
The president told Fox News’s Laura Ingraham in January that he was interviewed by Woodward, whom he called a “very, very good writer, reporter” for the book.
« [Woodward] said he was doing something and this time I said, “Maybe I’ll sit down,” “Trump said Jan. 10 on” The Ingraham Angle. ”
« [Woodward] said, “You know you don’t look like someone who is being impeached, as you know he lightly covered Nixon and he covered Clinton,” Trump said of his interview with Woodward, 77 years, who rose to fame with former colleague Carl Bernstein. in the 1970s for their coverage of the Nixon Watergate scandal.
“But Bob Woodward,” he said, “You really look like you’ve won it all, you look happy. I said, “I’m happy.” So maybe I’m wired a little different. ”
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Along with the president’s “exclusive” talks, Woodward will share accounts of Trump’s first national security decisions as president, including his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Simon & Schuster.
The same publisher has also published two previous books which criticized the president – one by Mary Trump, the president’s niece, and another by John Bolton, a former national security adviser under Trump.
Woodward and Bernstein’s reporting on Watergate contributed to the resignation of former President Richard Nixon in 1974. Woodward has written 18 bestsellers.