Philip Rucker

Philip Rucker


White House Bureau Chief at The Washington Post | Political Analyst for MSNBC & NBC News | philip.rucker@washpost.com

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When @CarolLeonnig  and I asked Trump why he repeatedly told the public things that were not true, he said, “Are you talking about disinformation or are you talking about lies? There is a more beautiful word called disinformation.” A more beautiful word.

EXCERPT —> Inside Trump’s feverish mind. @CarolLeonnig  and my 2.5 hour Mar-a-Lago sit-down for I ALONE CAN FIX IT. Trump takes on Pence, McConnell, Barr. Claims he’d beat Washington-Lincoln ticket. Still spreads conspiracies. Plus Laura Ingraham cameo.

BOOK TOUR —> @CarolLeonnig  and I will be sharing our behind-the-scenes reporting from I ALONE CAN FIX IT with friends and all-stars @jonkarl  @NicolleDWallace  @mitchellreports  @Yamiche  & @jacobsoboroff . Come see us! Ticket info here:

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💪Phew! @CarolLeonnig  and I just signed 300 copies if I ALONE CAN FIX IT at @PoliticsProse  in DC. The book goes on sale there — and everywhere! — starting tomorrow.

!! Just found out I ALONE CAN FIX IT debuts tonight at No. 1 on the NYT Bestseller list !! Beyond thrilled about how far and wide this reporting has reached in its first week, and grateful to everyone who’s picked up a copy.

Thank you to @mitchellreports  for leading such a smart and engaging discussion about Trump’s final year with @CarolLeonnig  and me tonight for the @FreeLibrary ! #IAloneCanFixIt 

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Cuomo sexually harassed multiple female staffers in violation of state and federal law, New York attorney general concludes — breaking story via @jdawsey1 

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U.S. intelligence agencies were issuing ominous, classified warnings in January and February about the global danger posed by the coronavirus while Trump and lawmakers played down the threat and failed to take action that might have slowed the spread

The Washington Post surveyed all 249 Republicans in the House and Senate. Only 25 would acknowledge that Joe Biden is president-elect.

Trump and advisers calculated that he shouldn’t speak to the nation because he had nothing to say, no tangible policy or action to announce, nor did he feel an urgent motivation to try to bring people together. So he let his tweets speak for themselves.

“He’s our president and I would rather he not be taking something that has not been approved by the scientists, especially in his age group and in his, shall we say, weight group — morbidly obese, they say” — Speaker Pelosi to @andersoncooper  on CNN.

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