A new book chronicles how President Joe Biden won the 2020 election, despite being his own biggest liability, the New York Post reported Tuesday.
The book “Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency” will be released April 6, marveling at the winning campaign strategy of “you put your dumb uncle in the basement.”
The book, written by NBC News’ Jonathan Allen and The Hill’s Amie Parnes, notes even former President Barack Obama was reluctant to endorse his former vice president, fearing he would be a “tragicomic caricature of an aging politician having his last hurrah,” so he has to be shielded from harming his own campaign.
Third time was a charm for Biden, as the “stars aligned” the authors wrote.
Also, perspectives from inside former President Donald Trump’s White House and campaign detail the conversations between 2016 campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and President Trump.
“I think if we lose to him, we are pathetic,” Conway told Trump, the book claims.
The authors also wrote the 2017 book “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign,” detailing the anger of Clinton on election night.
A source familiar with Trump campaign polling said the COVID-19 pandemic turned the election against the president.
“Until the COVID thing came, we were winning four hundred electoral votes,” the source told the authors, per the Post.
Not only did it damage the president, but it shielded Biden from having to leave his basement, the book noted.
“They used coronavirus as an excuse to keep him in the basement, and it was smart,” according to a Trump adviser in the book. “Biden was able to hide his biggest weakness, which is himself. And he did it with an excuse that sounded responsible.”
Even one Biden aide saw their candidate’s shortcomings.
“I cringed the entire time. He looked like he didn’t know what he was doing,” the book’s source said.
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