In their new book “Peril,” Bob Woodward and Robert Costa give an insider look into the drama as Republicans struggled with an outraged, manic Trump after the election was called for Biden. Just like a reality TV show, there are temper tantrums, bitchy gossip, back-stabbing and plenty of swearing. And that’s just Trump.
Surprisingly, we read that members of Trump’s own party tried to convince him to concede. In fact, William Barr, who had nothing left to lose at that point, told Trump that there was no voting fraud.
“This guy called me every single day, pretended to be my best friend, and then, he fucked me. He’s not a good guy,” Trump told friends at a February dinner about McCarthy. “Kevin came down to kiss my ass and wants my help to win the House back.”