The following article, Lindsey Graham Confesses To Urging President Trump To Conduct Interview With Bob Woodward, was first published on Flag And Cross.
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham has confessed that he was the one who urged President Trump to conduct an interview with famous journalist Bob Woodward for his latest book, Rage, which has provided the Democratic Party with new ammunition to use against him in the upcoming 2020 election.
Graham told the Daily Beast that he encouraged the president to speak with Woodward because he thought it would provide Trump with an opportunity to tell his side of the story, unlike the previous book Woodward published in 2018, Fear.
Obviously, that was a really bad call.
via Washington Examiner:
“The last book Woodward wrote, Trump said he didn’t know that he had wanted to be interviewed. So I said, well, the guy is a well-known presidential author. And, you know, you got a chance to tell your side of the story. The president agreed, and there you go,” Graham said.
Recordings from Woodward’s interviews, which were published Wednesday, have already led Trump to face intense criticism concerning remarks he made about downplaying the coronavirus early on in the pandemic. He also wrote that former Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats believed Russian President Vladimir Putin “had something” on Trump.
Many criticized Trump and members of his inner circle for doing 18 on-the-record interviews with Woodward, whose book is due to hit bookshelves on Tuesday. Fox News host Tucker Carlson specifically questioned why Graham encouraged Trump to do the interviews.
“Lindsey Graham is supposed to be a Republican, so why would he do something like that? You would have to ask him. But keep in mind that Lindsey Graham has opposed, passionately opposed, virtually every major policy initiative that Donald Trump articulated when he first ran,” Carlson stated on his program.
Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany went on to say on Wednesday that the reason Trump took up the offer of the interview was because he is the “most transparent” president in history.
Regardless of the reasoning, no one who works in the liberal mainstream media should ever be trusted to tell the truth without spinning narratives that benefit the progressive cause.