October 20, 2021


I Alone Can Fix It: Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker on their Trump

History is composed by the victors however Donald Trump being Donald Trump, he was never going to go discreetly. So when the Washington Post journalists Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker mentioned a meeting about the last year of his administration, Trump welcomed them to the palatial Florida domain he used to call his “winter White House”.The discussion occurred not in his private office at Mar-a-Lago however in its affected anteroom as servers collected a smorgasbord supper including gigantic Gulf shrimp, shellfish over ice and bananas encourage. A model of Air Force One, painted in Trump’s unrealised overhaul, roosted on an end table. Club individuals – a Fox News host and Donald Trump Jr’s sweetheart among them – halted to visit en route to supper.

“Trump appeared to adore the possibility that he was being met as theater,” Rucker reviews by telephone. “He could flaunt to his club individuals that these extravagant correspondents from Washington had flown down to hear what he needed to say. Also, he delighted in the meeting. He conversed with us for more than two hours and afterward he welcomed us toward the finish to stay close by for supper and sent us to a table toward the side of the deck.”

The end result of this experience in March, and private meetings with in excess of 140 sources, is I Alone Can Fix It, a development to Pulitzer prize-winning Leonnig and Rucker’s smash hit A Very Stable Genius (the two titles are immediate Trump citations stacked with incongruity). It’s anything but a rush of books about Trump’s awful last year hitting racks only a half year after he left office.

I Alone Can Fix It depicts a man who put himself before his country. It is loaded with hair-raising disclosures about the 45th president’s misusing of everything from the Covid pandemic (he has no second thoughts) to racial equity dissents (his solitary lament isn’t releasing the well-trained military), however it made the most features with its record of America’s tease with one party rule.

The vital figure here was Gen Mark Milley who, as director of the joint heads of staff, had the fantastically significant occupation of keeping the military out of governmental issues. His anxiety flourished when he joined Trump on a stroll through Lafayette Square for a photograph operation at a notable church not long after the square had been brutally gotten free from dissenters. He was sorry, procuring Trump’s rage.

Leonnig describes: “Gen Milley had no clue about when he left the entryways of the White House in his cover exhausts that he was participating in this genuinely strange advertising organizing and he rested that late evening making a vow to himself and to a portion of his nearest partners and guides that he was not going to leave the military alone utilized and played in that manner again for a political reason.”

She adds: “As the months went on, he turned out to be progressively worried that Trump would likewise utilize the military to make bedlam, to make dread as an interruption, to keep his grip on power – that dread there may be an overthrow. He promised he would hinder that and he spent, as per our detailing, a long stretch of time observing the circumstance at the White House and among periphery gatherings, attempting to be certain that Donald Trump would not get that opportunity to get what he called ‘the folks with the guns’.”Milley’s interests possibly developed when Trump wouldn’t surrender rout to Joe Biden in the weeks after the November political decision. He turned out to be concerned to such an extent that the president may attempt to convey the military to stay in power that he and other high ranking representatives talked about approaches to stop him, including mass abdications.

Trump has reacted that he is “not into overthrows” and “never undermined, or talked about, to anybody, an upset of our administration”, just to add that “on the off chance that I planned to do an upset, one of the last individuals I would need to do it with is” Milley.

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