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Jared Kushner hated 'overconfident idiots' like Kellyanne Conway and tried to 'box her out' early: book reveals

A slate of new books about President Donald Trump and his final year in the White House has revealed some of the inner workings of the West Wing. Michael Bender's book "Frankly, We Did Win This Election," recalls Kushner's problems with the former campaign manager.

According to Bender, Kushner wasn't paying much attention to Trump's campaign when he was running.

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Brad Parscale convinced Trump to do an early attack ad against Biden — but it fell apart because of Trump's obsession over images: new book

Early on in the 2020 campaign, then-Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale wanted to do an attack ad tying Joe Biden to China. According to Michael Bender's new book, "Frankly, We Did Win This Election," Kellyanne Conway was against it.

"Kellyanne was so confident Brad was wrong that she went to both Trump and the press," Bender wrote. "Brad's idea wasn't unwise—it was unripe, she said. Americans were focused on the pandemic, not the presidential race, and she told Trump his best bet to close the gap was to use his bully pulpit to take on the virus, not Biden. She viewed the political fight over coronavirus as between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. "

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Trump used Melania’s phone to circumvent John Kelly’s demand to listen to his calls: new book

Among the bizarre factoids in Michael Bender's new book, "Frankly, We Did Win This Election," was the ways in which new President Donald Trump worked to circumvent all of the traditional rules and security barriers put in place.

One such rule was that then-chief of staff John Kelly listen in on all of Trump's calls. Traditionally, calls are made through the White House system, but Trump apparently wasn't about to do that.

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Furious Trump demanded leaker who revealed he fled to his bunker during protests be executed: report

According to Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender's bombshell book, "Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost, a furious Donald Trump demanded that officials in his government find out who leaked the story that he fled to his bunker during the George Floyd protests in D.C. and wanted them tried for treason and then executed.

As the report notes, Trump, his wife Melania and son Barron were escorted to the bunker -- news of which quickly made it to the press, which caused the president to blow up.

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'Very sick' Trump supporter refused COVID-19 test because he feared it would make president look bad: WSJ reporter

On CNN Wednesday, Michael Bender, author of the Trump election expose book Frankly, We Did Win This Election, regaled the story of a sick supporter of the former president who refused a COVID-19 test — because he thought it would make Trump look bad.

"One of the things this book does that I don't think any other Trump book — we go behind the scenes in the Oval Office, and I spent two years with a really hardcore cross-section of the Trump base, folks who go to 10, 20, 30, 50 rallies, to try to understand their appeal and really why they still go today," said Bender. "Well, these people were misled when it comes to COVID."

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Trump seethed at Jared Kushner after his plan to win over Black voters flopped: 'They all hate me!'

Last summer, as protests against the murder of George Floyd erupted around the country, former President Donald Trump was seething that Black voters didn't support him even though he'd followed son-in-law Jared Kushner's advice in an attempt to win them over.

In a new excerpt published in Politico of a forthcoming book by veteran Wall Street Journal reporter Mike Bender, it's revealed that Trump was angry that he went along with Kushner's plan to sign criminal justice reform legislation, particularly since he built his brand in 2016 as being the candidate of "law and order."

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Trump urged military to 'crack skulls' while suppressing George Floyd protests at White House: book

On Thursday, CNN reported that an upcoming book on former President Donald Trump by Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender alleges he demanded that military and law enforcement groups "crack skulls" during efforts to control the George Floyd protests last summer.

"Titled "Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost," the book reveals new details about how Trump's language became increasingly violent during Oval Office meetings as protests in Seattle and Portland began to receive attention from cable new outlets," reported Zachary Cohen. "The President would highlight videos that showed law enforcement getting physical with protesters and tell his administration he wanted to see more of that behavior, the excerpts show."

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Tucker Carlson was furious when Trump used Matt Gaetz's phone to call him — feeling like the president's lackey: book

President Donald Trump frequently used Fox News hosts as a free media opportunity and most of them lapped it up. But Tucker Carlson was reportedly uncomfortable with the idea of being Trump's lackey, unlike his Fox News colleague Sean Hannity.

In Michael Bender's new book, "Frankly, We Did Win This Election," the night that Trump authorized an airstrike to kill Iranian military official Qasem Soleimani, he was at Mar-a-Lago having dinner with Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), waving over conservative radio host Howie Carr to join them.

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