Dec 2, 2017

New book reveals Trump's roller coaster campaign

Corey Lewandowski, former Trump campaign manager, and David Bossie, a top aide, reveal the roller coaster of the Trump campaign in their upcoming book "Let Trump Be Trump," according to the Washington Post, which received an advance copy of the book.

Why it matters: The book details an inside look at a candidate who was a "renowned germaphobe," increasingly tough on his staff, and had Hope Hicks steam his suit while he was still in it.

  • When Paul Manafort told Trump he shouldn't go on TV anymore, Trump yelled: "Did you say I shouldn't be on TV on Sunday? I'll go on TV anytime I g--dam f---ing want and you won't say another f---ing word about me...You're a political pro? Let me tell you something. I'm a pro at life."
  • Trump's fast-food diet "on Trump Force One...were four major food groups: McDonald's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, pizza and Diet Coke."
  • His go-to McDonald's order was "two Big Macs, two Fillet-O-Fish, and a chocolate malted."
  • When the Access Hollywood tape dropped, Trump said: "That doesn't sound like something I would say."
  • When Reince Priebus encouraged Trump to drop out of the race before he lost in "the biggest electoral landslide in American history," Trump responded: "First of all...I'm going to win. And second, if the Republican Party is going to run away from me, then I will take you all down with me. But I'm not going to lose."

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World coronavirus updates: World Bank warns economic pain unavoidable

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens and confirmed plus presumptive cases from the CDC

The novel coronavirus has caused a "global shock" and significant economic pain "seems unavoidable in all countries," the World Bank said in an economic update for
East Asia and the Pacific on Monday.

The big picture: COVID-19 cases surged past 786,000 and the death toll exceeded 37,800 early Tuesday, per Johns Hopkins data. Italy reported more than 11,500 total deaths.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 2 a.m. ET: 786,228 — Total deaths: 37,820 — Total recoveries: 166,041.
  2. U.S.: Leads the world in confirmed cases. Total confirmed cases as of 2 a.m. ET: 164,603 — Total deaths: 3,170— Total recoveries: 5,896.
  3. Federal government latest: The White House will extend its social distancing guidelines until April 30.
  4. State updates: Rural-state governors say testing is still inadequate, contradicting Trump — Virginia, Maryland and D.C. issue stay-at-home orders to residents, joining 28 other states.
  5. Business latest: Ford and General Electric aim to make 50,000 ventilators in 100 days.
  6. In photos: Navy hospital ship arrives in Manhattan.
  7. What should I do? Answers about the virus from Axios expertsWhat to know about social distancingQ&A: Minimizing your coronavirus risk.
  8. Other resources: CDC on how to avoid the virus, what to do if you get it.

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U.S. coronavirus updates: Death toll tops 3,000

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Map: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

The U.S. death toll from the novel coronavirus has now surpassed 3,000, per Johns Hopkins data.

The state of play: The U.S. had by Monday night recorded more than 163,000 positive cases — more than any other country in the world, per Johns Hopkins. The COVID-19 death toll stood at 3,008. The number of recoveries had risen to more than 5,800.

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