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Betrayal by Jonathan Karl
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Nov 15, 2022 | ISBN 9780593186336

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“One of the books that will define the month of November is Betrayal, the new end-of-Trump-era tome by ABC’s Jonathan Karl. Betrayal convincingly makes the case that the period between Election Day and Inauguration Day was even more precarious than we knew at the time. Karl isn’t a progressive pundit or a hyperbolic columnist. He is one of the most-respected correspondents in D.C. He and so many others are saying: America was on the precipice of a constitutional crisis. And we could wind up back there again soon.”—Brian Stelter, CNN’s Reliable Sources newsletter

“Newly revelatory in a surprising way.”Booklist (starred review)

“In the follow-up to Front Row at the Trump Show, the ABC News political correspondent delivers fresh news on the last months of the Trump presidency.”Kirkus (starred review)

“ABC’s man in Washington delivers a second riveting and horrifying read about how close America came to disaster.”The Guardian

“As a long-time TV reporter, ABC News chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl brings an eye for life as presented on screen that is acutely appropriate for the Trump saga. That alone might justify widening our Trump lit shelf, but Karl also adds substantially to the record of this parlous period—especially in the chaos of its final months…. On substance, and on the most important subject in Betrayal, Karl shows no hesitance or equivocation. Karl sees Trump as a past, present, and future threat to the orderly process of American politics and the constitutional separation of powers far beyond that posed by past presidents (or would-be presidents)…. Enough of this material is new, or renewed in Karl’s retelling, that it can all be compelling to read once againeven for those who have read more Trump books than they can count on their fingers (‘We few, we happy few, we band of brothers…’).”NPR

“A good corrective to the opportunistic rewriting of what happened between the election and Jan. 6.”The Washington Post

“Jonathan Karl’s Betrayal unearths new details about Trump’s attack on democracy.”LA Times

“Documents the historic presidential election, unprecedented claims of fraud, the January insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and the stirrings of the novel COVID-19 virus that marked the final days of former President Donald Trump’s presidency. Karl, chief Washington correspondent for ABC News, is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Front Row at the Trump Show, published in 2020. The veteran journalist has indeed had a front row seat throughout the Trump administration. Choice accounts have made their way into Betrayal.”—USA Today

“One of the most influential political media figures in the news business. As co-anchor of This Week, Karl is at the helm of one of the most influential Sunday political talk shows in the country. As a chief political correspondent for ABC News, Karl continues to provide crucial reporting, and his years of experience as a tough questioner on the White House beat give him journalistic cred that puts him near the top of the pack. Karl’s influence is bolstered by his unrivaled relationships. There may be no reporter better connected with both sides of the political aisle than Karl. That allows him to keep a step ahead of the competition and makes him a coveted guest on the cable networks to discuss his scoops.”Mediaite

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