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Trump’s Obsession With the ‘Deep State’ Has Led to This Pandemic

David Rohde’s new book In Deep explores the toxic paranoia inside Trump’s government

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Back in late March, during a press briefing on Covid-19, President Trump half-jokingly referred to the State Department as the “Deep State Department.” In the background, an incredulous Dr. Anthony Fauci, the…




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Brandon Yu

Brandon Yu

culture writer & journalist // work in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, Variety, San Francisco Chronicle, etc.

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