Many attempts have been made to understand the insurrection at the Capitol Building. But to fully grasp what happened January 6th, 2021, to see how Donald Trump incited a mob that temporarily stopped the counting of electoral votes, chief New York Times White House correspondent Peter Baker argues we must grapple with all four years of the Trump administration. He and co-author Susan Glasser argue January 6th was inevitable. Baker describes how Trump used the power of his office to pit cabinet secretaries, advisors and even family members against one another, to the point where the entire government of the United States was at risk. During our conversation, he also pulled back the veil on what it is like to cover the White House, and what happens behind the scenes in one of the world's most important institutions.
More information on Peter Baker and Susan Glasser's book can be found at https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/80731/peter-baker/
Peter Baker can be found on social media at https://twitter.com/peterbakernyt
Susan Glasser can be found on social media at https://twitter.com/sbg1
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