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Ex-WaPo editor ‘marveled’ at how ‘democracy dies in darkness’ slogan and other moves irked Trump and fans

A former executive editor of The Washington Post recounted how infuriated former President Donald Trump and his supporters became over the outlet’s “democracy dies in darkness” slogan throughout his administration. 

In a piece for The Atlantic that was adapted from his upcoming book, “Collision of Power: Trump, Bezos, and The Washington Post,” the outlet’s former executive editor Martin Baron recounted how the Post came up with the slogan and how it irked conservatives.

“I should not have been surprised, but I still marveled at just how little it took to get under the skin of President Donald Trump and his allies,” he wrote. 

Baron, who was at the Post for eight years until 2021, began his piece with an illustration of animosity between Trump supporters and his outlet during Trump’s time in office.

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