Trump Had A REQUIREMENT – This Was It
(RepublicanNews.org) – Former President Donald Trump was certainly a controversial character before, during, and after his presidency. Even now, the former president has to endure attacks from multiple angles. A new book gives details into the Trump White House like never before.
— The Hill (@thehill) April 28, 2022
There’s nothing wrong with expecting loyalty, especially from people on your team. However, as the soon-to-be-released book “This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future” describes, the former president demanded loyalty from governors and told them to “ask him nicely” when they needed federal help. Penned by New York Times authors Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns, the book suggests Trump acted like a “mafia don.”
One segment talks about how California Governor Gavin Newsom called Trump regarding a cruise ship off the coast of the Golden State. The incident occurred near the onset of the pandemic, and sick people were stuck on board. Trump called Newsom back and said it was okay for the ship to dock.
The California governor apparently thanked Trump for his open approach to the matter. The then-president asserted he’d be watching for “reciprocity.”
Martin and Burns’ book also details another call with governors who requested federal aid to help with the COVID-19 pandemic. Trump’s response was to tell them they had to “ask nicely.”
Is this portrayal of Trump as a “mafia don” accurate? Or was this just state leaders overreacting because they had to be nice to the man they despised the most?
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