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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Driving the news: Goldman Sachs is the biggest and the boldest, paying more than $5 billion in fines in the wake of the 1MDB scandal, in which billions were stolen from the people of Malaysia.

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Ex-FDA chief: Pence campaigning after COVID exposure puts others at risk

Former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb said "the short answer is yes" when asked whether Vice President Mike Pence is putting others at risk by continuing to campaign after several aides tested positive for COVID-19, stressing that the White House needs to be "very explicit about the risks that they're taking."

Why it matters: The New York Times reports that at least five members of Pence's inner circle, including his chief of staff Marc Short and outside adviser Marty Obst, have tested positive for the virus. Pence tested negative on Sunday morning, according to the VP's office, and he'll continue to travel for the final stretch of the 2020 campaign.

Pence to continue traveling despite aides testing positive for COVID-19

Marc Short with Pence in March. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Marc Short, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, tested positive for the coronavirus Saturday and is quarantining, according to a White House statement.

Why it matters: Short is Pence's closest aide, and was one of the most powerful forces on the White House coronavirus task force. Pence and second lady Karen Pence tested negative for the virus on Sunday morning, according to the vice president's office.