President Donald Trump continues to seem unable to take even the slightest amount of scrutiny. Longtime journalist Bob Woodward has a new book about the Trump administration coming out on September 25, and this Friday afternoon, Trump freaked out on Twitter about it. Sure, there’s a raging economic crisis unfolding across the country amidst the public health devastation of the Coronavirus pandemic — but Trump seems to be spending his time highly, highly concerned about the way that he’s depicted in a book.
Trump called the book — which he obviously hasn’t even read, since it’s not out — “fake,” although he himself got interviewed by Woodward during the book’s preparation. Why on earth did he sit for an interview if he thought the book was going to be “fake”? Where on earth does this dubiously alleged “fakeness” come from if Woodward’s book simply reports the facts of the Trump administration, including what the president himself has said? There is not some “fake news” conspiracy to make the president look bad. Trump just prefers engaging in this theatrical nonsense to actually engaging with the substantive issues at hand.
‘Everybody does phony books on Donald Trump and Republicans, just like the Fake Dossier, which turned out to be a total fraud perpetrated by Crooked Hillary Clinton and the DNC. The Bob Woodward book will be a FAKE, as always, just as many of the others have been. But, believe it or not, lately I’ve been getting lots of GREAT books!’
…The Bob Woodward book will be a FAKE, as always, just as many of the others have been. But, believe it or not, lately I’ve been getting lots of GREAT books!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2020
It’s been said before, but how on earth can anyone see this outrageously self-obsessed excuse for a president and see anything but ridiclousness? On Thursday, one prominent tally reports that over 1,200 new Coronavirus deaths among Americans were reported. The disease is fundamentally preventable, and what’s Trump concerned about? How he’s depicted in books!
Check out Twitter’s response to Trump below: