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Bob Woodward to discuss Trump book on "60 Minutes"

CBS News Wednesday, 9 September 2020
In his first interview on Sunday for "60 Minutes," journalist Bob Woodward talks to correspondent Scott Pelley about his taped interviews with President Trump, including what he thought about the early coronavirus threat.
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