The Biggest Revelations in “Peril” Are Really About the Republican Party’s Future

Donald Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, it was widely reported, met for lunch at Mar-a-Lago on January 28th, three weeks after a Trumpist mob stormed the Capitol, and a week after Joe Biden was sworn in as President. Have you wondered what they talked about? In “Peril,” Bob Woodward and Robert Costa have the answer for you. Trump asks:

“You want a cheeseburger and fries?”

“I’ll have a cheeseburger, but I’m fat,” McCarthy said. “No fries. Salad. Take the bun out.”

“That really works?” Trump asked, looking over at McCarthy’s plate.

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