Trump, who has a history of filing frivolous lawsuits that go nowhere, is at it again. He expects anyone to believe that after sitting for dozens of interviews with Woodward, throughout two book projects, he didn’t authorize the release of the recordings? Like his suit against Hillary Clinton and media companies, this Woodward case is going to be dead on arrival.
As Woodward surely knows, consent to record interviews for a book project is different than permission to release those recordings, especially if they’re going to be edited to misrepresent what the subject has said. Woodward saw an opportunity to maximize revenue from his access, and at the very least Trump should share in that compensation.
From former Trump aids Mark Esper to Deborah Birx to Mark Meadows, many others have written "tell all" books about the former president in an attempt to cash in. Not surprisingly, the sales of these have largely flopped. If the warnings in this canon of Trump revelations were so severe, why didn't the authors come forward earlier in the public interest? Americans see through the banal and hollow intent of authors trying to capitalize on the lucrative book market.