Why Trump talked to Woodward

We know Trump likes to talk to famous people — he complained publicly after he wasn’t interviewed for Woodward’s brutal 2018 Trump book, “Fear.”

And we know Woodward is seductive. “Every president does a Bob Woodward book … and then later comes to regret it,” Karl Rove told Fox News.

So now we have the president — as he fights for reelection 54 days before Election Day — admitting that he deliberately “played down” the coronavirus, at a time when more urgency could have saved lives … blithely rejecting Woodward’s suggestion that white privilege is isolating, and that “we have to work our way out of it to understand the anger and the pain … black people feel” (“You really drank the Kool-Aid … I don’t feel that at all”) … and once again using a “p”-word variant, this time to refer to generals instead of genitals.