The trick-trick-trickle of information about the last days of the Trump administration continues unabated, with each new day presenting us with yet another outrageous yet entirely unsurprising anecdote about the comportment of one Donald J. Trump as everything fell to pieces around him.
The latest eye-popping tale comes from Michael Bender’s book, Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story Of How Trump Lost, which describes how angry Trump became once the fact that he had fled to the White House bunker during the George Floyd protests last spring became public knowledge.
He became so furious, in fact, that Trump allegedly wanted the leaker “tried and executed.”
According to the book, “Trump boiled over about the bunker story as soon as they arrived and shouted at them to smoke out whoever had leaked it. It was the most upset some aides had ever seen the president.” Trump reportedly yelled, “Whoever did that, they should be charged with treason! They should be executed!”
Sycophantic lapdog Mark Meadows tried to calm the president, assuring him that he would find the leaker in an effort to calm his temper tantrum.
The flight to the bunker was one of the most humiliating moments of Trump’s presidency, but one he personally topped by his entire family giving each other COVID-19 a few months later. Always hypersensitive about his public image, the public exposure of the coward that he is at heart would have been almost too much for him to bear. Of course, no leaker was ever found and no executions occurred, but it is yet another reminder of just how unhinged and prone to violence Donald Trump is — and why it’s so important we never ever let him near the levers of power again.