Bob Woodward, the famed investigative journalist behind much of the original news reporting on the Watergate scandal and co-author of All The President’s Men, will soon release a new book.
Woodward’s upcoming non-fiction book is called Fear: Trump in the White House, and details the presidency and administration of Donald Trump.
The book is set to be released on September 11th, 2018.
According to The New York Times, the book is based on "hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, contemporaneous meeting notes, files, documents and personal diaries," and it paints a negative portrait of a dysfunctional White House.
In August, President Trump and Woodward spoke via phone about the book. Trump reportedly told Woodward: "You know I'm very open to you. I think you've always been fair," and both men expressed sentiments that they should have had an interview before the book was written.
Yesterday, September 4th, White House Press Secretary Sanders released a statement dismissing the book, claiming it is: "nothing more than fabricated stories, many by former disgruntled employees, told to make the president look bad."
Food For Thought
How big a deal is Bob Woodward's new political book? Will it be a significant blow to the White House?