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"Frankly, we did win this election" : the inside story of how Trump lost

Bender, Michael C. (author.).

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Bagley Public Library 973.933 BEN (Text) 33500013455787 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538734803
  • ISBN: 153873480X
  • Physical Description: print
    xi, 417 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-417).
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Prologue -- Battle Creek -- The forty-year itch -- Momentum -- Acquitted, part one: the perfect call -- Victory lap -- Covid, part one: hyperbole in the time of pandemic -- Covid, part two: retooling the reelect -- Law and order -- Anarchy and chaos -- Juneteenth, observed -- The last MAGA rally -- Stepien's shot -- The Trump TV convention -- Hell week and a half -- Where's Hunter? -- Final stretch -- Election day -- Acquittal, part two: the insurrection -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.: "Beginning with President Trump's first impeachment and ending with his second, [this book] chronicles the inside-the-room deliberations between Trump and his campaign team as they opened 2020 with a sleek political operation built to harness a surge of momentum from a bullish economy, a unified Republican Party, and a string of domestic and foreign policy successes--only to watch everything unravel when fortunes suddenly turned. With first-rate sourcing cultivated from five years of covering Trump in the White House and both of his campaigns, Bender brings readers inside the Oval Office, aboard Air Force One, and into the front row of the movement's signature mega-rallies for the story of an epic election-year convergence of Covid, economic collapse, and civil rights upheaval--and an unorthodox president's attempt to battle it all ... Frankly, We Did Win This Election is the inside story of how Trump lost, and the definitive account of his final year in office that draws a straight line from the president's repeated insistence that he would never lose to the deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol that imperiled one of his most loyal lieutenants--his own vice president"--Dust jacket flap.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 August #1
    Let the avalanche of new Trump books begin. Well, it never exactly ended, but COVID-19, along with the forty-fifth president's refusal to concede the 2020 election and the storming of the Capitol, has provided plenty of grist for the mill. Bender, White House correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, chronicles Trump's last year in office, which was bookmarked by impeachments. Bender's 150 hours of interviews with those close to Trump, both inside and outside the White House, show what previous books have also revealed—an undisciplined president surrounded by a staff mostly dedicated to pleasing him (and backstabbing one another). As the account details, this executive-wing chaos was never more true than when it came to COVID-19. The pandemic angered the president, primarily because it chewed up his chances for reelection. Bender details the opportunities Trump missed to address the pandemic, as masks were frowned upon while super-spreader events were not. There isn't much that's surprising here, though the many sources consulted, including Trump himself, give the narrative substance. Sometimes, unlike in some similar books, it's even clear whom the source is, as with the anecdote about Chief of Staff John Kelly's effort to get the president to avoid praising Hitler. Also making this Trump book stand out—along with Bender's page-turning writing style—are the portraits of some of the self-proclaimed Front Row Joes, folks so dedicated to Trump that they stayed in line, sometimes for days, to get the best seats at his rallies. What comes across clearly is the affection and loyalty these acolytes have, not just to Trump but also to each other. With his access to both people and internal communications, Bender's deep dive will make a splash. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

<p><b>MICHAEL C. BENDER<i></i></b>is the senior White House reporter for the <i>Wall Street Journal </i>whose coverage of President Trump has been recognized for its deep sourcing, balance, and valuable behind-the-scenes portraits of Trump&#8217;s administration and presidential campaigns. Bender was awarded the Gerald R. Ford Foundation Journalism Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency in 2019 for work that &#8220;set a consistently high standard of reporting&#8221; and &#8220;provided a valuable chronicle of the president, his team, and the movement that has reshaped American politics and national policy.&#8221; In 2020, he received the National Press Club award for political analysis for a series of stories that detailed the sights, sounds, and inner workings of Trump campaign rallies. Since 2000, Bender has covered local, state, and national politics for the <i>Daily Sentinel </i>in Grand Junction, Colorado, <i>Dayton Daily News</i>, <i>Palm Beach Post</i>, <i>Tampa Bay Times</i>, and <i>Bloomberg News</i>. He joined the <i>Journal </i>in 2016 and published more than eleven hundred stories about Trump in the next five years. He has also served as an on-air political analyst for CNN. Born and raised in Cleveland with his six younger sisters, Bender graduated from the Ohio State University in 2000 with a degree in history and now lives in Washington with his wife, <i>Washington Post </i>White House bureau chief Ashley Parker, and their two daughters.&#160;</p>

Subject: Trump, Donald 1946-
Presidents United States Election 2020
Political campaigns United States
United States Politics and government 2017-2021
Trump, Donald 1946-
Presidents Election
United States
HISTORY / Social History
POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Executive Branch
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Campaigns & Elections
Genre: Political Science / American Government - Executive Branch.
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