Trump Called for Whoever Leaked Bunker Story to Be ‘Executed’, Book Claims

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The story of how former US President Donald Trump was brought to a safety bunker in the White House during heated protests over the police killing of George Floyd emerged in late May 2020, shortly after the incident occurred. It immediately sparked diverse reactions, particularly from Trump critics.

Former US President Donald Trump appeared to lash out after he learned that someone had leaked the story of him and the members of his family being escorted to a security bunker at the time of the tense George Floyd protests in May 2020, WSJ reporter Michael Bender claimed in his new book “Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost”.

According to the book, in the days after his time in the White House presidential security bunker, Trump had an angry meeting with some top West Wing advisors as well as military and law enforcement officials, in which he reacted emotionally to the fact that his visit to the bunker had been leaked to the media.

Mark Meadows, White House chief of staff at the time, was around to try and calm the then-commander-in-chief down “as startled aides avoided eye contact”.

Trump reportedly remained angry for several days, continually asking Meadows whether the leaker had been found, resulting in his top aide becoming “obsessed” with detecting the source of the leak.

Trump’s chief spokeswoman, Liz Harrington, refuted the “execution” claims made in the book in a statement to CNN, stating that the former…

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