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The Interview: New York Mag's Olivia Nuzzi on Her Wild Ride Covering the ‘Flamboyantly Insane' Trump White House

Added 01-22-21 01:34:01pm EST - “Few reporters captured the unique weirdness of the Trump era better than Olivia Nuzzi, the Washington correspondent for New York Magazine.” - Mediaite.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Mediaite.com: “The Interview: New York Mag's Olivia Nuzzi on Her Wild Ride Covering the 'Flamboyantly Insane' Trump White House”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Few reporters captured the unique weirdness of the Trump era better than Olivia Nuzzi, the Washington correspondent for New York Magazine.

Her dispatches on the ever-evolving cast of bizarros that populated MAGA-land — highlights included a revealing profile of Hope Hicks and a boozy lunch with Rudy Giuliani — were vital for understanding the era.

Thanks to a deep well of sources in and around the Oval Office, Nuzzi pumped out colorful and newsworthy reports on a particularly the chaotic White House. Her August cover story chronicling the tragi-comic collapse of the president’s re-election bid was a rich — and in hindsight, prescient — account of a very Trumpian campaign.

The Trump presidency, in many ways, ended as it began: with an enormous crash. After losing the 2020 election, and waging an absurd fight to undo its results, Trump found himself virtually alone in the White House by January. The few staffers that made it to the end were slinking out the back door by time a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Building in an attack that killed five people.

As harrowing as that day was, the clattering end to the era remained soaked in the bizarre: The most prominent face of Trump’s attempted coup is now Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow, whose products Nuzzi reviewed.

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