Mar 19, 2021 - Health

WashPost journalists writing scoopy book on Trump's COVID-19 response

Mike Allen
Picture of the cover of a book called "Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration's Response to the Pandemic that Changed History"

Cover: Harper

Washington Post journalists Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta will be out June 29 with "Nightmare Scenario," a scoopy narrative of President Trump's chaotic response to the pandemic.

  • Javelin's Keith Urbahn and Matt Latimer are the agents. Harper V.P./Executive Editor Jonathan Jao is editor.

Why it matters: Harper, the publisher, says the authors "reveal the numerous times officials tried to dissuade Trump from following his worst impulses ... And they show how the petty backstabbing and rivalries amongst cabinet members, staff, and aides, created a toxic cycle of blame, sycophancy, and political pressure."

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