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Biden used curse words that start with 'F' and 'A' after discovering Trump's golf 'toys' in the White House, including a giant video screen: book

President Joe Biden talks to reporters during the first news conference of his presidency in the White House. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Biden was apparently not impressed by Trump's imprint on the White House. He called Trump a "fucking asshole" over "golf toys" the former president left. Biden apparently finds the White House a cold place to live, but appreciates the staff. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden was apparently not fond of the person...
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McConnell called Trump 'a fading brand' and said 'sucking up' to him 'is not a strategy that works': book

Then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with President Donald Trump on July 20, 2020. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called former President Donald Trump a "fading brand." "Sucking up to Donald Trump is not a strategy that works," he said, according to the new book "Peril." McConnell blamed Trump for lying to Americans about the election and provoking the Capitol riot. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate Minority Leader Mitch M...
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Book reveals Lindsey Graham's reaction to Trump's false election claims

Sen. Lindsey Graham and Mike Lee were unconvinced by Rudy Giuliani's attempt to prove voter fraud to them, Woodward and Costa's new book reports.
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Books don't make you brave - Trump administration officials should have spoken up when it actually mattered instead of whining to authors after the fact

US President Donald Trump speaks as Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Army General Mark Milley looks on after a briefing from senior military leaders in the Cabinet Room at the White House on October 7, 2019 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images Countless books detailing the Trump administration's problematic ways are being released. The sources for these books could have had a much bigger impact by speaking up at the time. Otherwise, spare us the delayed crocodile tears. Matt Walt...
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New indications that Giuliani couldn't convince Trump allies of voter fraud

Sen. Lindsey Graham and Mike Lee were unconvinced by Rudy Giuliani's attempt to prove voter fraud to them, Woodward and Costa's new book reports.
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Giuliani failed to convince senators of voter fraud, book says

Sen. Lindsey Graham and Mike Lee were unconvinced by Rudy Giuliani's attempt to prove voter fraud to them, Woodward and Costa's new book reports.
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'I can't think of anything': Obama told Trump that he couldn't recall his biggest mistake, book says

President Barack Obama, right, and President Donald Trump, left, arrive at the latter's inauguration on January 20, 2017. J. Scott Applewhite/Pool/AP/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Trump reportedly asked Obama to reveal his biggest mistake, according to a new book. In January 2017, Trump and Obama rode in a car together on the way to the presidential inauguration. Obama reportedly paused and looked at Trump before saying that he couldn't recall such a mistake. See more stories on Insi...
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Former Trump deputy campaign manager David Bossie felt that Sidney Powell was peddling 'concocted bullshit' about the 2020 election: book

Donald Trump, left, reacts to the crowd as he shakes hands with co-host David Bossie at the Freedom Summit, Saturday, May 9, 2015, in Greenville, S.C. AP/Rainier Ehrhardt David Bossie felt that Sidney Powell peddled "concocted bullshit" in challenging the 2020 election, per a new book. As Bossie saw Giuliani and Powell walk into the White House, he panicked, according to the book. Bossie was reportedly set to lead Trump's election challenge but was sidelined by the coronavirus. See mor...
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Kellyanne Conway told Trump that he didn't have 'swagger' in 2020 and said his campaign resembled Hillary Clinton's 2016 bid: book

Donald Trump gestures to Kellyanne Conway after addressing his supporters and celebrating his Presidential win at his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City on Nov. 9, 2016. Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Kellyanne Conway was brutally honest with Trump about his 2020 campaign missteps, per a new book. "What you didn't have this time was the hunger and the swagger," she said of Trump's 2020 run. During the summer phone call, Conway re...
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McConnell was not shocked by Trump's 2020 loss, said there were 'so many Maalox moments' during his presidency: book

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump huddle after the State of the Union Address in Washington, DC, on February 4, 2020. Mario Tama/Getty Images Mitch McConnell was not shocked by Joe Biden's election victory over Donald Trump, per a new book. "There were so many Maalox moments during the four years," McConnell reportedly told his staff. McConnell treaded carefully in communicating with Biden while Trump disputed the election results. See more stories on In...
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Donald Trump can't thwart Mike Pence's presidential bid as the former VP gears up for a 2024 run, report says

Then-President Donald Trump and his VP Mike Pence at the Republican National Convention on August 24, 2020. David T. Foster III-Pool/Getty Images Mike Pence is making plans for a 2024 presidential run, CNN Politics reported. He has sized up his team, acquired new office space, and recruited a top GOP fundraiser, the media outlet said. Recent headlines suggest that Pence's relationship with Donald Trump has soured in recent months. See more stories on Insider's business page. Forme...
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To Understand Milley’s Worries We Should Look at the Trump DOJ

Follow-on reporting about General Mark Milley’s crisis talks with his counterpart in the PLA just add more confirmation that these communications were entirely appropriate. We should be thankful they happened. We now know the calls were coordinated with the current and later the acting Secretaries of Defense. So it’s all very much by the book. As Tom Nichols explains here, the US military – and most professional militaries – invest great resources, often over decades, in military to military tal...
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Gen. Mark Milley was 'one of the happiest people' at Biden's inauguration because it meant Trump was out of office, book says

General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Gen. Mark Milley was one of "the happiest people" at Biden's inauguration, a new book says. He was buoyant not because "it was President Biden," but because "Trump was out of the presidency." "Peril" documented Milley's inner turmoil throughout Trump's presidency and how he responded to Trump's impulsivity. See more stories on Insider's business page. Gen. Mark Milley, the chairma...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington Post, China, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Iran, Biden, Donald Trump, Costa, Trump, State, Capitol


Trump pushed back when Lindsey Graham asked him to 'repair the damage' with Pence after January 6 riot: book

Then-Vice President Mike Pence and then-President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden on March 29, 2020. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Lindsey Graham expressed to Trump that he needed to "repair the damage" with Pence, a new book says. The senator articulated to Trump that the former president's attacks on Pence were "unfair." In advance of the 2022 midterms, Graham told Trump he could provide a boost for GOP incumbents. See more stories on Insider's business page. After President Donal...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, Gop, Wyoming, North Dakota, Arkansas, Graham, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Costa, South Carolina, Lindsey Graham


McConnell's final remark to Trump was 'you lost the election' as the defeated president railed at him for not embracing the Big Lie: book

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell listens to President Donald Trump talks to reporters while hosting Republican congressional leaders and members of Trump's cabinet in the Oval Office at the White House July 20, 2020, in Washington, DC. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images McConnell's final remark to Trump was, "You lost the election," according to a new book. Trump has railed against McConnell for not embracing his lies about the 2020 presidential contest. In April, Trump referred ...
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Trump said he tapped Giuliani to lead his election lawsuits because 'none of the sane lawyers' could represent him, book says

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, personal attorney to U.S. President Donald Trump, gestures as he speaks after media announced that Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden has won the 2020 U.S. presidential election, in, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., November 7, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz Trump told Lindsey Graham that Giuliani was his lawyer because no "sane lawyers" would represent him, a new book says. "None of the sane lawyers can represent me because they've b...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Congress, Washington Post, White House, New York City, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Graham, Michael Wolff, Rudy, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Costa


McConnell joked that Trump's ex-secretary of state could deny calling Trump a 'moron' because he actually called him a 'fucking moron': book

McConnell and Trump. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images Mitch McConnell privately joked about allegations that Rex Tillerson called Trump a "moron," new book says. He said Tillerson could deny saying that because he actually called Trump a "fucking moron." McConnell also said last year that Trump would lose the election just by "being Donald Trump," per the book. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell privately joked that President Donald Trump...
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Gen. Mark Milley fumed that he was 'fucking done with this shit' after Trump used him to stage a photo op during George Floyd protests: book

Then-President Donald Trump departs the White House on his way to a photo op outside St. John's Church amid George Floyd protests, accompanied by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley and other administration officials on June 1, 2020. Patrick Semansky/AP Gen. Mark Milley was disgusted when Trump roped him into participating in a staged photo op last year, a new book says. "We're getting the fuck out of here. I'm fucking done with this shit," Milley said and left th...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, White House, Defense, US, America, Trends, Washington Dc, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Costa, Esper, Trump, State, Powell


Trump said Jared Kushner was 'more loyal to Israel than the US,' employing the dual loyalty trope against his Jewish son-in-law: book

Donald Trump and Jared Kushner. Photo by Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images Trump in a White House meeting suggested Kushner was "more loyal to Israel," per a new book. Kushner spearheaded the Trump administration's efforts on the Middle East peace process. Trump has employed the anti-Semitic dual loyalty trope on a number of occasions. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump targeted his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, with off-color remarks suggesting...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, White House, Israel, US, Trends, United States, Middle East, Benjamin Netanyahu, Republican, Donald Trump, Jewish, Costa, Jared, Trump


Trump was fixated on the Navy's new supercarrier and ranted to military leaders that the ship 'just doesn't look right': book

Donald Trump. Getty Trump was reportedly obsessed with the USS Gerald Ford, according to a new book. He was fixated on the ship's appearance and said "it just doesn't look right." "I know aesthetics," he said, per the book, and then rubbed his own hair, adding, "Can't you tell?" See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump was obsessed with the way a new US aircraft carrier looked and routinely complained to military officials that he did not l...
Tags: Politics, News, Navy, Washington Post, US, International, Trends, Mit, Ford, Albert Einstein, Donald Trump, Costa, Trump, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Woodward, Bob Woodward


Nancy Pelosi wondered after the Capitol riot if there was anyone at the White House who wasn't kissing Trump's 'fat butt': book

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Pelosi wondered after the insurrection if people in Trump's orbit stood up to him, a new book says. "Is there anybody in charge at the White House who was doing anything but kissing his fat butt over all this?" she asked. She also wondered if Gen. Mark Milley could "prevail in the snake pit of the Oval Office and the crazy family as well." See more stories on Insider's business page. Two days after a mob of Trump ...
Tags: Politics, California, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Costa, Trump, Capitol, Oval Office, Li, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pelosi


Gen. Mark Milley told his Chinese counterpart the US was '100 percent steady' after the Capitol riot but privately thought the siege was 'treason': book

Trump and Gen. Mark Milley. Mark Wilson/Getty Images Gen. Mark Milley told his Chinese counterpart the US was "100 percent steady" after the Capitol siege. But he privately believed the riot amounted to "treason," a new book says. He also thought Trump was still looking for his "Reichstag moment," according to the book. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two days after the deadly Capitol siege, Gen. Mark Milley spoke to his Chinese counterpart to assure him that the US was st...
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Trump impeachment witness Alexander Vindman says Gen. Mark Milley 'must resign' following report that he called his Chinese counterpart to avoid war with China

Trump and Gen. Mark Milley. Mark Wilson/Getty Images Retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman said Gen. Mark Milley "must resign" amid Woodward book details. Milley called his Chinese counterpart twice to reassure China that the US had no plans to attack. Fox reported that there were 15 people on Milley's call and its details were shared with the intel community. See more stories on Insider's business page. A key witness who testified against then-President Donald Trump in his first impe...
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Trump angrily accuses Gen. Milley of treason after reports that he secretly contacted China, fearing Trump was about to start a war

Then-President Donald Trump with Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley at the White House in October 2019. Mark Wilson/Getty Images Trump said steps Gen. Mark Milley took to avoid conflict after January 6 constitute treason. According to a new book, Milley took extraordinary actions to avoid Trump sparking war after the riot. They are the latest claims on the behind-the-scenes chaos as Trump sought to subvert last year's election. See more stories on Insider's business page....
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Trump angrily says Gen. Milley may be guilty of treason over report he secretly contacted China fearing Trump was about to start a war

Then-President Donald Trump with Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the White House in October 2019. Mark Wilson/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump lashed out at Gen. Mark Milley in a Tuesday interview. A new book says Milley took extraordinary actions over fears Trump might start a war with China. It's the latest report of behind-the-scenes chaos as Trump sought to subvert the 2020 US election. See more stories on Insider's business page. Form...
Tags: Politics, White House, China, US, Trends, News UK, Fox News, Pentagon, Treason, Donald Trump, Costa, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Moss, Capitol, Joint Chiefs of Staff


Trump reportedly 'spewed expletives' at McConnell after the senator acknowledged Biden's win on the Senate floor, a new book claims

Former President Donald Trump took aim at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for not supporting him enough during his February impeachment trial. Getty Images Donald Trump reportedly unleashed an expletive-filled tirade against Mitch McConnell after he recognized Joe Biden's win. "You never really got me. You don't understand me," Trump reportedly told the senator. A forthcoming book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa details the conversation and the final days of Trump's pre...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, Kentucky, Senate, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Costa, Trump


Donald Trump reportedly hung up the phone on Lindsey Graham after the senator told him: 'You fucked your presidency up.'

Sen. Lindsey Graham has warned former President Donald Trump that attacking his rivals won't help secure future election victories. Getty Images Sen. Lindsey Graham reportedly told Donald Trump he had messed up his presidency after his 2020 defeat. The GOP Senator believed Trump was vital to Republican efforts to regain control and wanted him to focus on the future. A forthcoming book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa details the conversation and the final days of Trump's presidency...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, Senate, Trends, Cnn, Gop, Mitch McConnell, Graham, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Costa, South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Election 2020, Woodward


McConnell told Biden not to call Trump after the election, worrying it would send the erratic president into a fury: book

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., listens as the Senate Rules Committee holds a hearing on the "For the People Act," which would expand access to voting and other voting reforms, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Scott J. Applewhite/AP McConnell was very concerned a call from Biden after the 2020 election would launch Trump into a fury, per a new book. He worked through a backchannel to prevent a call from happening. This came as the nation's top lea...
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McConnell told Biden not to call Trump after the election, worrying it would send the president into a fury: book

Mitch McConnell. Scott J. Applewhite/AP McConnell was nervous a call from Biden after the election would send Trump into a fury, per a book. He worked through a back channel to prevent a call from happening, the book says. This came as top leaders feared Trump would take drastic actions as his term ended, the book adds. See more stories on Insider's business page. After the 2020 election, then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was so concerned about how President Donald Trump woul...
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Biden thought Obama was manipulated by his generals over Afghanistan and pledged that 'the military doesn't fuck around with me': book

President Joe Biden walks along the Colonnade Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, to the Oval Office of the White House. Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz Biden thought Obama was manipulated by his top commanders over Afghanistan, a new book says. Biden strongly disagreed with Obama's decision to surge troops to the country in 2009. He later privately pledged that "the military doesn't fuck around with me," the book said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Joe Biden bel...
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