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11 - Senators, Governors, Media

from Part III - Trump’s Team

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  03 September 2021

Barbara Kellerman
Affiliation:
Harvard University, Massachusetts
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The chapter singles out two senators, two governors, and four Fox News heavyweights as having played especially important parts among the president’s enablers. The two senators – Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and inveterate Trump loyalist Lindsey Graham – were remarkable for the prominence, persistence, and importance of their fealty. The two governors – Florida’s Mike DeSantis and Georgia’s Brian Kemp – were standouts for standing strong in Trump’s corner, no matter the rising numbers of Covid-19 cases in their respective states. And the four Fox News heavyweights – Rupert Murdoch, Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, and Sean Hannity – were striking for their staunch and some would say slavish clinging to the president’s coattails. As with every enabler, most notably those singled out by name in this book, Trump’s presidency, and even his subsequent electoral viability, would not have been possible without them.

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The Enablers
How Team Trump Flunked the Pandemic and Failed America
, pp. 209 - 233
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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