FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Ann Schockett, President of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), dismissed Bob Woodward’s new book, “Rage,” as another hit piece among many by liberal journalists who are yet again seeking a way to damage the Trump presidency.
The book, which was released on September 15th, includes 18 separate interviews between the president and Woodward. One of the interviews includes the president’s admission that he was aware of the severity of the coronavirus but was downplaying it in order to not panic the American people. He was trying to keep the situation calm and be a “cheerleader for America.”
“None of these revelations are new,” Schockett said. “President Trump said this himself during a briefing in March. If Bob Woodward was so concerned about the safety and well-being of the people, why did he sit on these interviews for so long? Shouldn’t he have released them sooner as a matter of public safety? This is simply another tactic by a hostile media to criticize the President.
“This is the same media who criticized Senator John McCain when he suspended his campaign in 2008 to return to Washington because of the economic crisis,” she continued. “They scoffed at him for panicking while Obama, who continued his campaign, was praised for being cool and collected. This is one more in a series of election year attempts to destroy the presidency and for Bob Woodward to sell more books. I think the American people can see through all that.”
Founded in 1938, the National Federation of Republican Women is the largest grassroots Republican women’s organization in the nation. NFRW provides a forum for women to serve as leaders in the political, government, and civic arenas. NFRW objectives are to recruit, train and elect Republican candidates, promote the principles of the Republican Party, educate the public and protect the integrity of our electoral process.