Analysis: Here's *exactly* why Donald Trump talked to Bob Woodward so much The news is stunning: President Donald Trump told longtime reporter Bob Woodward that he "wanted to always play [the threat posed by the coronavirus] down" and "still like[d] playing it down, because I don't want to create a panic" even as the virus that With Trump, Woodward, and COVID-19, follow the money - The Boston GlobeTrump’s actions, while despicable, come as no surprise. He never tells the truth and always puts himself first. But what about Woodward? Why Trump talked to Woodward"Every president does a Bob Woodward book ... and then later comes to regret it." President Trump’s risky strategy: Granting Bob Woodward interviews for his new book, ‘Rage’President Trump’s hubris led him to grant Bob Woodward 17 interviews for "Rage," from Dec. 5, 2019 to a few weeks ago, July 8. Trump Made a Bad Bargain With WoodwardThe president imagined that he could do unto Woodward as Woodward was doing unto him. Opinion: Woodward can't be blamed for withholding revelations about Trump's early handling of the pandemicNo reporter in the history of journalism has surpassed Bob Woodward's ability to produce a blockbuster book at the most opportune time.