Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost Audiobook, by Michael C. Bender Play Audiobook Sample

Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost Audiobook

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Read By: Eric Pollins Publisher: Twelve Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 11.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 8.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: July 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781549102356

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Longest Chapter Length:

79:50 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

04 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

41:02 minutes

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The senior White House reporter for the Wall Street Journal presents a deeply reported account of the 2020 presidential campaign that details how Donald J. Trump became the first incumbent in three decades to lose reelection—and the only one whose defeat culminated in a violent insurrection.

Beginning with President Trump’s first impeachment and ending with his second, Frankly, We Did Win This Election chronicles the inside-the-room deliberations between Trump and his campaign team as they opened 2020 with a sleek political operation built to harness a surge of momentum from a bullish economy, a unified Republican Party, and a string of domestic and foreign policy successes—only to watch everything unravel when fortunes suddenly turned.

With first-rate sourcing cultivated from five years of covering Trump in the White House and both of his campaigns, Bender brings readers inside the Oval Office, aboard Air Force One, and into the front row of the movement’s signature mega-rallies for the story of an epic election-year convergence of COVID-19, economic collapse, and civil rights upheaval—and an unorthodox president’s attempt to battle it all.

Fresh interviews with Trump, key campaign advisers, and senior administration officials are paired with an exclusive collection of internal campaign memos, emails, and text messages for scores of never-before-reported details about the campaign.

Frankly, We Did Win This Election is the inside story of how Trump lost and the definitive account of his final year in office that draws a straight line from the president’s repeated insistence that he would never lose to the deadly storming of the US Capitol that imperiled one of his most loyal lieutenants—his own vice president.

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“Well-written and well-informed. [Bender] captures both the infighting in Trump’s world and the surrounding social tectonics."

— The Guardian (London) 


  • “Bombshell of a book.”

    — CNN
  • “I’ve never seen or heard anything like it…This is really shocking.”

    — Paul Begala, former White House counselor to President Clinton
  • “This book came out and pointed out…things that were more ugly than we thought.”

    — Mia Love, former Republican congresswoman, Utah
  • “The reporting is extraordinary."

    — Adam Goldman, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting and the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting


  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A #1 Amazon bestseller in Elections
  • A New York Times Bestseller in Audio

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About Michael C. Bender

Michael C. Bender is the senior White House reporter for the Wall Street Journal. He has been identified by legendary journalist Bob Woodward as one of the top reporters covering President Trump and is the 2019 recipient of the Gerald R. Ford Foundation Journalism Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency. He has been covering Donald Trump since the presidential campaign began in 2015 and has been documenting the administration from the White House since the reality television star-turned-politician took office in 2017.

About Eric Pollins

Michael D’Antonio, as part of a team of journalists from Newsday, won the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting before going on to write many acclaimed books, including Atomic Harvest and The State Boys Rebellion, and was coauthor with John Gerzema of the New York Times bestseller The Athena Doctrine. He has written for Esquire, the New York Times Magazine, and Sports Illustrated.