Jonathan Karl Details How Donald Trump Betrayed America in His Final Act

Victor Shi
1 min readDec 15, 2021

Jill Wine-Banks and Victor Shi sit down with Jonathan Karl, author of the brand new explosive book, “Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show,” and Chief White House Correspondent for ABC News, to understand what it was like covering Trump after his loss to President Biden and during the mayhem he caused during the Covid crisis and on 1/6. In light of what we saw in his response to those events, what is the balance between journalism and advocacy?

Jonathan Karl is the author of “Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show,” the explosive new book on the final year of the Trump presidency. Jonathan Karl is the chief Washington correspondent for ABC News and co-anchor of This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Karl has covered every major beat in Washington, DC, including the White House, Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, and the State Department. He has reported from the White House under four presidents and fourteen press secretaries. He is a former president of the White House Correspondents’ Association.



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Victor Shi

Youngest delegate for Joe Biden in IL; Co-Host of Intergenerational Politics podcast; UCLA Freshman