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Maggie Haberman to pen book about Trump's life and legacy

Maggie Haberman to pen book about Trump's life and legacy

New York Times reporter Maggie HabermanMaggie Lindsy HabermanThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Biden's next social safety net push The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Pence sets the stage for 2024 Trump frustrated with pace of super PAC MORE is writing a book about Donald TrumpDonald TrumpDemocrats, activists blast reported Trump DOJ effort to get journalists' phone records Arizona secretary of state gets security detail over death threats surrounding election audit Trump admin got phone records of WaPo reporters covering Russia probe: report MORE

The veteran journalist and native New Yorker announced the book on Thursday. She said the project would focus on Trump "from NYC to the presidency." 

The book will be published in 2022, Politico reported. It was negotiated by Javelin's Matt Latimer and Keith Urbahn with Penguin Press. 

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Haberman has been covering Trump for The New York Times since 2015, winning a Pulitzer for her work at the paper during which she has interviewed Trump and members of his family, providing her with inside analysis and a steady stream of scoops coming out of the White House. She wrote about Trump in New York for years before that for the New York Post and New York Daily News, amounting to 20 years of coverage of the real estate mogul.

“She has been the dominant reporter on the Trump White House beat for four years, and it’s not really close,” veteran political reporter Jonathan Swan of Axios told New York Times media columnist Ben Smith, calling Haberman “the bane of my existence for the past four years,” adding, “I get high anxiety most days wondering what she will break that I should have had." 

As he's done with numerous reporters, Trump has attacked Haberman personally during his first term in reaction to her reporting, accusing her of being a "Hillary flunky" and peddling what he says is "fake news" about him. 

“I have never adjusted to the fact that I have so many followers. So I think I continue to treat it as if it’s like a small group of people who I know. And then when I get attacked by people who don’t know me, I have not quite understood why they’re attacking me,” Haberman told the Times. “And I think the biggest mistake I have made on Twitter is fighting with people.”