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Bob Woodward: Media Is Smug on Trump Coverage

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017 09:52 AM

Bob Woodward, the legendary "Watergate" reporter whose stories helped take down Richard Nixon, said there's a "smugness" among the media in its coverage of President Donald Trump.

"I think there's so many people treating the Trump presidency as if it's a tryout, as if it's provisional … odds are, he's probably going to be president for a full term, four years, maybe even more," Woodward of The Washington Post told Axios.com.

"There's hyperventilation, too many people writing things … When's the impeachment coming, how long's he gonna last, will he make it through the summer, and so forth. … I worry for the business, for the perception of the business, not just Trump supporters, they see that smugness.

"I think you can ride both horses, intensive inquiry, investigation, not letting up … at the same time, realize that it's not our job to do an editorial on this."

Woodward added: "Real power is fear," said Woodward. "I think this is the businessman in the White House that you need to fear."

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Bob Woodward, the legendary "Watergate" reporter whose stories helped take down Richard Nixon, said there's a "smugness" among the media in its coverage of President Donald Trump. "I think there's so many people treating the Trump presidency as if it's a tryout, as if it's...
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