A plethora of books have emerged embracing the so-called Donald Trump genre, penned by Mary Trump (Too Much and Never Enough), John Bolton (The Room Where It Happened), Bob Woodward, and Michael Cohen. Michael Bender, senior White House reporter for the Wall Street Journal, now offers his take on the 45th President’s final year in office.
Donald Trump repeatedly argued that the military should intervene more decisively to quash protests that gained force in Seattle and Portland last year against police brutality and racism, triggered by the death of black former convict George Floyd, claims a new book, excerpts of which were cited by CNN.
As tensions flared between Trump and top Pentagon officials ahead of the November 2020 presidential election, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley was often the only one who attempted to oppose those calls, according to “Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost,” penned by Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender.
With protests, spearheaded by the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, gaining increasing attention on cable news outlets, writes Bender, the discussions in the Oval Office gained in intensity. When footage from the events showed law enforcement in an increasingly physical standoff with protesters, then-President Trump would reportedly respond by saying: