“Trump boiled over concerning the bunker story as quickly as they arrived and shouted at them to smoke out whoever had leaked it. It was probably the most upset some aides had ever seen the president,” Bender writes.
“‘Whoever did that, they need to be charged with treason!’ Trump yelled. ‘They need to be executed!'” the ebook reads.
Then-White Home chief of workers Mark Meadows “repeatedly tried to calm the president as startled aides prevented eye contact,” Bender writes, including that Trump’s high aide advised his boss: “I am on it. We will discover out who did it.”
Trump, offended over the leak for days, “repeatedly requested Meadows if he’d discovered the leaker,” together with his high aide turning into “obsessed” with discovering the supply, based on the ebook, which famous that “those that mentioned they’d heard the president problem that warning had interpreted the outburst as an indication of a president in panic.”
Liz Harrington, Trump’s chief spokeswoman, rejected the account in Bender’s ebook to CNN on Tuesday, saying in a press release that the previous President “by no means mentioned this or instructed it to anybody.”
On the time, the White Home had additionally cautioned staffers who needed to go to work the Monday after the bunker was used to cover their passes till they attain a Secret Service entry level and to cover them as they left, based on an e mail which was considered by CNN.
CORRECTION: This story has been up to date to right when then-President Trump was taken to the White Home bunker.