- Excerpted from Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency, by Michael Wolff (Henry Holt and Co.; July 27, 2021).
Look, I know Michael Wolff doesn't want to burn his sources, but come the fuck on. This entire excerpt (probably the whole book) in a nutshell is: "Oopsiedaisy, we fomented insurrection???". I'm sure the Trump camp is using this book and the public reaction to it as a way to refine any future legal defense(s), should the need arise.
"Us (hapless) aides, family members, and Congressional leaders just didn't want to make p-p-p-p-poor Mr. President upset by t-t-telling him he lost the election."
Luckily, since January 6th, Trump and his high-level supporters have realized how dangerous the Big Lie is and have begun telling hard truths, despite how much it might hurt them politically and/or financially. OH WAIT.
If your name appears in this excerpt: Please go fuck yourself with every single object within a 10 mile radius until you are naught but a gaping tunnel of decomposing shit.