A glimpse contained in the turbulent Trump White Home
Bob Woodward’s best-selling “Rage” has President Donald Trump at the forefront and is settling on almost every page. He has to be. Woodward questioned the President 17 times and briefly described the Trump administration from the weeks after Trump took office in late 2016 until the summer of 2020, when the plague swept the country and the presidential campaign began.
Much of Woodward’s report will look good, if not repeated, to those who actively follow American political life. The chapters contained in Mueller’s report and the attack, for example, contain an appropriate map. So did the pages devoted to Trump’s intervention to help Ukraine, which led to his being convicted.
Describing the response of coronavirus administrators, starting in January, has been well-prepared for readers to better understand how the virus spreads from Wuhan, and how American medical and political leaders responded – slowly, lightly, thoughtlessly, enduring small Chinese alliances – until the virus grows inside the United States.
In describing Woodward, Trump does not deliberately do wrong because of the virus as a reluctant, self-serving person who sets the market apart and redefines his country. Trump likened the virus’s disappearance, “as a miracle.” Or he did so until he was hospitalized and his wife, members of the White House, ambassadors, ambassadors and legislators were tested positive for the virus.
Trump also lies about his answer. On January 31, Trump summoned more than 20 medical and security advisers to the White House to discuss a travel ban from China. At least five people said restraint was necessary, including Drs. Robert Redfield and Drs. Anthony Fauci. Trump told Woodward “I had a room for 20 to 21 people and everyone except me didn’t want to stop.” He repeated this lie several times.
Woodward had to figure out how to write about Trump without getting tired “then” then “next line, supplemented by Presidential speeches, following the calendar time. In the first half of” Rage, “Woodward ran away” later “by recruiting the three biggest players in Trump’s new administration. Apparently, he asked Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Director of the National Security Agency Dan Coats several times. (The country has so many smart organizations that readers who do not have the business can easily get confused. The most advanced NSA oversees analysis, collection and processing of external and domestic intelligence.)
These men had a great deal of responsibility, they understood electronic weapons and realized the importance of straightforward answers, in detail on complex issues – the Mattis Warriors, Tillerson in Exxon, Coats all the time politically. They arrived in Washington believing they were serving their country. Wrong. He has to live up to Trump’s demands, ambitions, grievances and baseless prejudices.
Mattis, from Washington, had a vivid illustration describing meetings with Trump. There will be a debate or the topic of the day but Trump could not stick to it. Soon, Trump began to think and murmur about things that were not in line with the title or title. For Mattis, this was like driving a car through Seattle onto a busy highway and getting off the wrong exit. It took me hours to get back to where we were going. Mattis resigned when he could no longer get out and what he called “irrational” foreign options.
Tillerson was elected Secretary of State for global trade and politics. In Tillerson’s mind, the secretary’s job was to travel around the world and promote international cooperation and protect American interests. Trump was not interested in the alliance and believes he did not need help to defend the country. Tillerson woke up at 3 a.m. to find out he had been fired.
The Coats, a devout Christian, struggled to put Trump in the Bible before taking a job at National Security. Clothes he saw himself – and Trump – in eternity, not the national order. He and his wife argued about God’s plan. Clothes read Scripture for guidance. Finished serving Trump was part of theological education.
Dan Coats would have been better off reading a newspaper. The papers would have given Trump more true insight than the Old Testament. At work, the Coats became known. He should give Trump his best advice. Trump was not interested. He was her defense adviser, as was her secretary of state and Secretary of Defense.
Trump chased Clothes while the Coats were playing golf. His cell phone had the message “Goodbye.”
The title of Woodward’s book, “Rage,” is fictional until the reader is in the book. Trump told Woodward that he annoys some people because he does a lot, unlike other presidents. As the country approaches Election Day 2020, we know that Donald Trump is speaking the truth once and for all. They do a lot. And their actions offend almost half of the American population.
Michael Carey is a part-time journalist and former editor of Anchorage Daily News.