Bob Woodward Releases 8 Hours of Recorded Interviews With Donald Trump in New Audiobook
01 Nov 2022
It is an audiobook heard around the world. APB speaker and legendary Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward recently released eight hours of recorded interviews with former President Donald Trump as an audiobook.
The Trump Tapes was released on Oct. 25. In the fall of 2019 through August 2020, Woodward interviewed the former president 19 times for his second book on his presidency, Rage, and once when Trump was running for president in 2016. It includes commentary by Woodward to provide essential context or clarification. But for the most part, the interviews proceed uninterrupted, fulfilling Woodward’s goal of presenting Trump’s voice and words for the historical record and offering listeners the chance to hear and judge and make their own assessments.
In the interviews, Trump talks about his relationships with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. And told Woodward that “the tougher and meaner they are, the better I get along with them.”
As relevant as ever to the task of understanding Donald Trump, The Trump Tapes reveal Trump in his own words—a man consumed by the past and clinging to his grievances, unable to understand his responsibilities as president or address the crises affecting the country.
In Rage, Woodward declared Trump “the wrong man for the job.” In The Trump Tapes, Woodward gives an even more dire warning. “Trump is an unparalleled danger,” he says.
Woodward gained international attention when he and Carl Bernstein uncovered the Watergate scandal in 1973. Since then, he’s worked to shine a light on the inner workings of secret government. He has written about the last 10 U.S. presidents and chronicled how the power of the presidency has evolved. He is the author of 21 bestselling books—15 went to #1, more than any contemporary nonfiction writer. Currently associate editor for The Washington Post where he’s worked since 1971, Woodward has won nearly every American journalism award including two Pulitzers.