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“This taut and terrifying e-book is among the many most intently noticed accounts of Donald J. Trump’s shambolic tenure in workplace up to now.”
– Dwight Garner, The New York Times
Washington Post nationwide investigative reporter Carol Leonnig and White House bureau chief Philip Rucker, each Pulitzer Prize winners, present the definitive insider narrative of Donald Trump’s distinctive presidency with stunning new reporting and perception into its implications.
“I alone can repair it.” So went Donald J. Trump’s march to the presidency on July 21, 2016, when he accepted the Republican presidential nomination in Cleveland, promising to revive what he described as a fallen nation. Yet over the following years, as he has undertaken the precise work of the commander in chief, it has been arduous to see past the every day chaos of scandal, investigation, and fixed bluster. It can be all too simple to mistake Trump’s first time period for certainly one of pure and uninhibited chaos, however there have been patterns to his conduct and that of his associates. The common worth of the Trump administration is loyalty – to not the nation, however to the president himself – and Trump’s North Star has been the perpetuation of his personal energy, even when it meant imperiling our shaky and mistrustful democracy.
Leonnig and Rucker, with deep and unmatched sources all through Washington, D.C., inform of rages and frenzies but additionally moments of braveness and perseverance. Relying on scores of unique new interviews with a few of the most senior members of the Trump administration and different firsthand witnesses, the authors reveal the forty-fifth president up shut, taking readers inside Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation in addition to the president’s personal haphazard however in the end profitable authorized protection. Here for the primary time sure officers who’ve felt honor-certain to not publicly criticize a sitting president or to disclose what they witnessed able of belief inform the reality for the good thing about historical past.
This peerless and gripping narrative reveals President Trump at his most unvarnished and exposes how determination making in his administration has been pushed by a reflexive logic of self-preservation and self-aggrandizement – however a logic nonetheless. This is the story of how an unparalleled president has scrambled to outlive and examined the energy of America’s democracy and its frequent coronary heart as a nation.