Book review

Book review: Bob Woodward's Fear paints Trump as impulsive leader whose currency is power

Bob Woodward's book Fear: Trump In The White House, which is flying off the shelves (publisher Simon & Schuster said 750,000 copies were sold in the first two days), starts with the quote that inspired the title: "Real power is - I don't even want to use the word - fear."

That is what then presidential candidate Donald J. Trump told journalists Robert Costa and Mr Woodward in an interview on March 31, 2016, at the Old Post Office Pavilion in the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 16, 2018, with the headline 'President is painted as impulsive leader whose currency is power'. Print Edition | Subscribe