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'Anonymous' Will Recount Trump Conversations

Axios reports author was in many meetings with the president he's criticizing
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 25, 2019 11:33 AM CDT
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In this Oct. 21, 2019 file photo, President Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais File)

(Newser) – News emerged this week that one of the President Trump's most notable critics—notable mostly for his or her anonymity—is about to release a book. Now, Mike Allen of Axios reports that the author of the forthcoming book, A Warning, "was a frequent participant in meetings with President Trump and plans to recount specific conversations." Allen also gets the first peek at the book's back cover and quotes this: "You will hear a great deal from Donald Trump directly, for there is no better witness to his character than his own words." Related coverage:

  • Also of note: Allen reports the author will give at least one interview to a yet-to-be-named journalist to coincide with next month's publication. Details, including the format of the interview, remain under wraps.
  • The mystery: The author first came to national attention with an op-ed critical of Trump in the New York Times in September 2018. Among other things, it called Trump “impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective," and said "his impulsiveness results in half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless decisions that have to be walked back." Trump railed against the author as "gutless" and demanded the Times reveal the person's identity, notes the Washington Post. The Times has refused to do so.

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