Bob Woodward Responds to Eric Trump’s ‘Shekel’ Attack: This Kind of Rhetoric ‘Sets Us Back’


During an interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN Wednesday night, Bob Woodward responded to Eric Trump‘s remarks saying he wrote the book to make “shekels.”

Speaking on Fox and Friends Wednesday morning, the First Son said this about Woodward’s publishing of the latest explosive White House exposé: “Don’t you think people look through the fact that you can write a sensational, nonsense book, CNN will definitely have you on there because they love to trash the president,”

He then added: “It will mean you sell three extra books, you make three extra shekels. Is that really where we are? I think people see through this.”

The Trump’s sons words were panned as being an anti-Semitic dog whistle.

However, when asked about the shekel remark, Woodward sidestepped pinning down the intent of Eric Trump’s words.

He made it clear however that such commentary “sets us back.”

“I just hope no one would talk like that, frankly,” Woodward said. “I think that just doesn’t fit. I’m sorry. Anyone talks like that, whether it’s a dog whistle or whatever the intent is, it’s not — part of the point of this book is that we need to have a serious debate about serious issues. And to use invective and this attack rhetoric, whatever it might be, it sets us back.”

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