In a new account of his time as Donald Trump’s fourth and final chief of staff, the former Freedom Caucus Delegate. Mark Meadows wrote that the 74-year-old commander-in-chief would personally beat the protesters if Secret Service agents did not arrest him hiding in a bunker underneath the White House which the then-president insisted he was just “checking”.
“A few hours later, the White House entered Code Red. Protesters have jumped over fences on the Treasury side of the property, and they’re running toward the Oval Office. I’m sure that if President Trump had the choice, he would come out onto the lawn and knock on their heads one by one,” Meadows wrote of the May 29, 2020 incident in his memoirs, Manager, a copy of it was obtained by The Daily Beast ahead of next week’s release.
“But he had no choice. When it comes to the US Secret Service, no one does. Either you do what they say, or they catch you and make you do it. So when the Secret Service asked President Trump to go down to the basement of the White House, he complied. He knew he could go to the bunker with a few agents by his side, or he could throw their shoulders around and scream and kick. For everyone’s sake, the first choice is better.
“Almost immediately news of the president’s trip to the bunker reached Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman of The New York Times, and they began filming a story about it. To this day, I don’t know how this information came to be, but I suspect and it’s a short list… If I had to bet, I’d say it’s probably Stephanie Grisham, Emma Doyle, or another someone on VP’s team. ”
Meadows, who is said to be currently cooperating with the special committee of the House of Representatives on January 6, has proposed contempt charges against two other Trump advisers, also writes in his book, as first reported by Guardians, that Trump failed the COVID test by September 29, 2020, argues with Joe Biden — a week before he ended up being hospitalized with the virus and the doctors were afraid that they needed to put him on a ventilator.
Meadows also described Fox talker Sean Hannity as Trump’s “de facto ambassador” to the Freedom Caucus and detailed the conference call with Trump himself, Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan, in which “Hannity finds himself speaking to the newly sworn-in president, more like a Capitol Hill legislative director than the news anchor he once was. “
Finally, Meadows describes how then-New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who “would slam the president during his daily press conferences and privately call to thank POTUS for all he’s done”, made “a strange request to be made” – ask before the trip to the White House if Hope Hicks can attend the meeting with Trump.
Meadows wrote: “I don’t remember what question he asked Hope that day, but I do remember him arranging his chair in a way that allowed him to stare at her for most of the meeting. .”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/andrew-cuomo-ogled-hope-hicks-at-white-house-mark-meadows-says-in-new-book?source=articles&via=rss Andrew Cuomo Ogled Hope Hicks at the White House, says Mark Meadows in new book