Bob Woodward Insists His Book is ‘Not Partisan’: People Are Saying ‘This Is Not What America Is’


On Monday night, Bob Woodward stopped by The Late Show to promote his new book Fear, which has already stirred up lots of controversy for the Trump White House.

During the interview, Woodward described a conversation between President Donald Trump and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) about the infamous “sh*thole countries” remark the president had reportedly said earlier in the year. According to Woodward, Trump told the senator that “some people liked that,” to which Graham responded, “Not me. I didn’t like that.”

“I guess that’s part of the story here. There are people, maybe not enough and not every time, saying ‘Wait a minute, this is not what America is, this is not how we should be governed,'” Woodward told Stephen Colbert. “That we need to have a system of a president saying ‘What’s the next stage of good for everyone in the country.’ Not just the base.”

Woodward then mentioned how Trump would pitch his own economic ideas that he has had for decades, which would get major pushback by his staff who quote the 99.9% of economists who think differently.

“In many of these cases, he’s just wrong. And he’ll find a few people who will agree, but… we better wake up to what’s really going on and people need to examine it,” Woodward continued. “And not just Republicans and Democrats, but- this is not partisan. I actually got accused once of being an ‘ultra-centrist.’ Could you imagine that?

“That’s like wearing extra medium,” Colbert reacted.

Watch the clip above, via CBS.

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