Bob Woodward defended his decision in an interview with taxpayer-funded National Public Radio (NPR) to wait until excerpts from his book Rage were released earlier this month to reveal that President Donald Trump spoke to him in February about the deadly threat of coronavirus.
The NPR interview, which aired Monday, set up Woodward as a great journalist and Trump as the one who lied to the American people.
“What did the president know? And when did he know it?” Morning Edition host Rachel Martin asked. “The journalist Bob Woodward pushed President Trump to answer those questions about the coronavirus.”
NPR host Mary Louise Kelly asked Woodward about the elephant in the room since his “bombshell” book was set to be released Tuesday.
“Let’s just start there, with the controversy that has sort of blown up over whether Woodward should have shared some of his reporting sooner. How does he answer that charge?” Martin