July 12, 2024

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The United States narrowly escaped the coup, says Bob Woodward in…

The United States narrowly escaped the coup, says Bob Woodward in…


American investigative journalist Bob Woodward claims in his new book that Donald Trump wanted to seduce Vice President Pence to seize power. “Wouldn’t it be great to have that much power?”

Bob Woodward (pictured), news reporter for Washington PostR., who wrote about the Watergate scandal in the 1970s, has just published a new book on Donald Trump’s presidency (2017-2021) with his colleague Robert Costa. Danger It is the third part of the trilogy.

It describes the turbulent events in the wake of President Donald Trump, his actions during the Corona pandemic, the elections in 2020, and the difficult transition of power in January 2021, when Trump supporters stormed the Capitol. The main new claim in this reconstruction process is that the United States came dangerously close to a coup during that last election campaign. “This was the most dangerous transfer of power in recent U.S. history,” Woodward said.

When it turned out that Trump had lost the election, his campaign team quickly came up with unquestionably allegations of voter fraud. Soon, Trump began pressuring Pence not to officially certify the outcome.

Pence has been considering this option for a long time, according to Woodward, and has even consulted a series of lawyers about it. He also contacted former Vice President Dan Quayle. He had to actively persuade him not to listen to Trump. Ultimately, Pence confirmed Joe Biden’s victory, but was called a coward and traitor by Trump supporters. (Gina)