Second Bob Woodward book on Trump presidency set for September release

Second Bob Woodward book on Trump presidency set for September release
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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward will release a second book about the Trump administration on Sept. 15, just seven weeks before the 2020 presidential election, according to the book's publisher Simon & Schuster.

The new book will include interviews with President TrumpDonald TrumpGiuliani used provisional ballot to vote in 2020 election, same method he disparaged in fighting to overturn results Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Fox News' DC managing editor Bill Sammon to retire MORE.

"I was interviewed by a very, very good writer, reporter," Trump shared with Fox News host Laura IngrahamLaura Anne IngrahamFox News to revamp daytime programming, replace 7 pm news hour with opinion show Sacking the Capitol proves free speech is in trouble FBI: No evidence antifa involved in Capitol riot MORE in January. "I can say Bob Woodward. He said he's doing something and this time I said, 'maybe I'll sit down.'"


Trump had declined to be interviewed for Woodward's first book on his time in the White House, 2018's "Fear: Trump in the White House."

The title of the new release is not known.

Woodward has written 18 national bestsellers going back to the publishing of 1974's "All the President's Men" with Carl BernsteinCarl BernsteinThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Hectic week shaping up in DC Carl Bernstein calls Trump's Georgia call 'far worse than Watergate' The Memo: Trump plows ahead with efforts to overturn election MORE on their coverage of the Watergate scandal while working for The Washington Post.

The book announcement comes as the president has experienced significant reelection headwinds following the coronavirus shutdown and protests erupting across the country over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a police officer in Minneapolis knelt on his neck on Memorial Day.

The president's approval rating has fallen in recent months and he trails presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenWoman accused of trying to sell Pelosi laptop to Russians arrested Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Trump moves to lift coronavirus travel restrictions on Europe, Brazil MORE in a number of polls ahead of November's election.

A recent Gallup poll has Trump down 10 points since last month, dropping from a 49 percent approval rating to 39 percent.


Overall in the RealClearPolitics index of polls, Trump trails Biden by 8.5 points nationally as well as trails the former vice president in a number of key swing states.

Woodward also currently serves as the associate editor of The Washington Post. He will celebrate his 50th year at the paper next year. 

After his first Trump book was released in Sept. 2018, Woodward remarked on Twitter about "the depth of dysfunction inside the White House" and its "inability to focus."

Trump fired back in an interview with the Daily Caller in questioning Woodward's credibility.

"It's just another bad book. He's had a lot of credibility problems," the president said at the time.

Updated at 4:07 p.m.