Veteran journalist Bob Woodward characterized President Trump as a “bulldozer” who doesn’t easily take advice from White House staff.
Woodward, whose book Rage was released to the public on Tuesday, touched on Trump’s relationship with his staffers during an interview with the Washington Post. His reporting drew controversy after excerpts showed that Trump worked early on in the pandemic to downplay the coronavirus threat while privately acknowledging its deadliness.
Woodward was asked if staffers who knew how deadly the virus was denied its severity.
“I think there was denial across the board,” he said of the White House.
He said that the president is “a one-man band” who is “going to do what he wants to do on impulse or on information he has.”
The Watergate sleuth said that Trump is a “bulldozer to the staff and, quite frankly, to the country.”
“He just says what he wants, and so, there’s no control. And this is one