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Julie Jacobson / AP

In his forthcoming book Devil's Bargain, Bloomberg Businessweek's Joshua Green writes President Trump didn't have a victory speech prepared on election night, per the Daily Mail. Also on election night, Green writes, Trump became enraged when Chris Christie suggested that Barack Obama call his phone when he reached out to congratulate Trump — a move which contributed to their falling out. Christie's office says that's "complete fiction." Other nuggets:

  • How Trump reportedly chewed out then-campaign manager Paul Manafort: After reports that his aides went on TV to reach Trump, Trump reportedly yelled "'Am I like a baby to you? I sit there like a little baby and watch TV and you talk to me? Am I a f***ing baby, Paul?'" The next day there was a NYT report about Manafort's $12.7 million payday from a pro-Russian party in Ukraine.
  • Jared Kushner is the one who got rid of Manafort and Christie, per the book. When Manafort initially refused to resign, Kushner said they'd be putting out a press release in 30 seconds saying Manafort had resigned to force his hand.
  • Jeff Sessions, who would become Trump's Attorney General, reportedly told Bannon during the campaign if he endorsed Trump and Trump didn't win, it would be "the end of my career in the Republican Party," but Bannon convinced him to go through with it.

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Hill votes will make global waves

President Biden addresses the UN General Assembly on Sept. 21, 2021 in New York City. Photo: Eduardo Munoz-Pool/Getty Images)

This epic week for President Biden on Capitol Hill is even bigger than his domestic agenda.

Why it matters: Biden has anchored his entire strategy for foreign affairs on the notion that "America is back." What that means in practice is that Biden needs to prove democracy works to rally America’s liberal allies against rising authoritarians.

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German election: Exit polls show close race to succeed Angela Merkel

SPD leader Olaf Scholz. Photo: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg via Getty Images

BERLIN — The first exit poll from Sunday's German elections showed the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) and the center-right Christian Democrats (CDU) in a dead heat at 25%, leaving the race to succeed Angela Merkel too close to call.

The state of play: A second exit poll showed the SPD narrowly ahead. That's the one televisions displayed at SPD headquarters in Berlin, where the room erupted into cheers. Official results will roll in throughout the evening.

Abbott says he'll hire Border Patrol agents who whipped at migrants

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Sunday defended the actions of U.S. Border Patrol agents who charged at Haitian migrants on horseback, blaming the Biden administration for not preventing them from crossing the border.

Why it matters: Abbott's remark on "Fox News Sunday" comes amid increased backlash over the incident, with President Biden saying, "I promise... those people will pay,” and the Department of Homeland Security launching an investigation.

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