Former president Donald Trump spent much of the year-plus leading up to the 2020 presidential election strategizing on how to beat the Democratic’s eventual nominee, who was announced as now-President Joe Biden in August 2020 at the Democratic National Convention. This pick was a surprise for few, with Biden leading among Democratic presidential candidates as early as April 2020. But a new Trump tell-all book by Wall Street Journal reporter Michael C. Bender, “Frankly, We Did Win This Election”: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost, reveals that at least a few people were strongly expecting Biden to ultimately drop out of the race, including former POTUS Trump himself. In fact, Trump was reportedly keen on an even more specific theory leading up to the 2020 election: that Michelle Obama or Hillary Clinton would swoop in and replace Biden last-minute as the nominee.

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