The American investigative reporter Bob Woodward sees major problems for the country in the US election. Donald Trump has trampled the right to vote so far – and it could get worse.
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The US investigative journalist and author Bob Woodward (77) does not want to rule out serious consequences in the event of President Donald Trump’s election defeat. “He’s acting suspiciously. The unthinkable can happen here,” said Woodward in an interview with the magazine “Spiegel”.
“It is actually one of the president’s duties to ensure the peaceful transfer of power and the integrity of the electoral process. Trump, on the other hand, has trampled the most basic right that Americans have, the right to vote, and said,” We will not know who has been elected. The election threatens an unprecedented level of chaos and disorganization. “
Trump’s Democratic challenger Joe Biden is in the lead in national polls less than two weeks before the November 3rd election, but Woodward doesn’t rule out a Trump victory either. “Well, it’s entirely possible that he’ll win. A number of people think it’s impossible. I don’t trust the polls.”
“Intuitive, not intellectual”
Woodward explains Trump’s election victory four years ago as follows: “I believe that the old order also died in the United States in 2016. Both big parties, Republicans and Democrats, failed to recognize the moment. They have sensitivities in the The population did not perceive them. Trump, on the other hand, understood them in an amazing way. Intuitively, not intellectually. “
Woodward does not consider Trump to be presidential because of his handling of the corona pandemic. “I think now he just doesn’t understand that it’s his responsibility to protect people. He doesn’t understand either that he has a responsibility to tell the truth. And he doesn’t understand his moral responsibility, the duties of a president conscientiously to meet. “
According to the Johns Hopkins University, around 8.34 million people have been infected with the coronavirus in the United States. More than 222,000 people have died in connection with Corona.
The 77-year-old Woodward has spoken to Trump for nine hours this year alone for his new book “Rage”. He has enjoyed the status of a reporter legend since the revelations in the Watergate scandal. The scandal ended in 1974 with the resignation of President Richard Nixon.