Then-President Donald Trump told a number of his advisers in 2020 that whoever leaked information about his stay in the White House bunker in May of that year had committed treason and should be executed for sharing details about the episode with members of the press, according to excerpts of a new book, obtained by CNN, from Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender.
Trump, along with then-first lady Melania Trump and their son, Barron, were all taken to the underground bunker for a period of time during the protests spurred by the police killing of George Floyd as protesters gathered outside the building. Bender writes. ‘Whoever did that, they should be charged with treason!’ Trump yelled. ‘They should be executed!'” the book reads.
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Then-President Donald Trump said whoever “leaked” info on his stay in the White House bunker during protests should be “executed,” a new book claims https://t.co/1KLmXjZ3fZ
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