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"Peril", by Bob Woodward


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    When we were at Costco yesterday, I bought this book. At $18.99, it was a lot cheaper than the publisher's suggested selling price of $30.

    We've all see snippets of the book in various places.

    One that popped up this morning was this gem:

    According to an excerpt obtained by the Washington Post from the book, just after the 2020 election, then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was so concerned about how President Donald Trump would react to a phone call from President-elect Joe Biden, due to his fragile ego, that he worked reached out to a couple of Senators, one that is close to Biden, to be sure it didn’t happen.

    “Trump’s fragile ego drove many decisions by the nation’s leaders, from lawmakers to the vice president, according to the book,” the outlet reports. “Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was so worried that a call from President-elect Biden would send Trump into a fury that the then-Majority Leader used a backchannel to fend off Biden. He asked Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, formerly the No. 2 Senate Republican, to ask Sen. Christopher A. Coons, the Democrat of Delaware and close Biden ally, to tell Biden not to call him.”