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A very stable genius : Donald J. Trump's testing of America

by Rucker, Philip,

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"This peerless and gripping narrative reveals President Trump at his most unvarnished and exposes how decision making in his administration has been driven by a reflexive logic of self-preservation and self-aggrandizement - but a logic nonetheless. This is the story of how an unparalleled president has scrambled to survive and tested the strength of America's democracy and its common heart as a nation."--Amazon
Building blocks
Paranoia and pandemonium
The road to obstruction
A fateful firing
The G-Man cometh
Suiting up for battle
Impeding justice
A cover-up
Shocking the conscience
Winging it
One-man firing squad
Congratulating Putin
A chilling raid
Hand grenade diplomacy
The resistance within
An ornery diplomat
Gut over brains
Axis of enablers
Loyalty and truth
The report
The show goes on.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Washington Post reporters Rucker and Leonnig deliver a granular critique of the Trump presidency, from Michael Flynn's ill-fated tenure as national security advisor to the release of the Mueller Report. Contending that "two kinds of people went to work for the administration: those who thought Trump was saving the world and those who thought the world needed to be saved from Trump," Rucker and Leonnig argue that the latter group served as "human guardrails" before they either quit in frustration or were fired. White House insiders lament everything from the preponderance of TVs ("It was like running a meeting in a Buffalo Wild Wings") to Trump's insults ("You're a bunch of dopes and babies," he once told senior military commanders) to the meddling of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. The book's brief epilogue links the departure of Trump's most experienced advisors to his pressure campaign on Ukraine and calls on Republicans to consider "the fate of history" as impeachment unfolds. Rucker and Leonnig try to account for their sources' private agendas (though Chris Christie comes off suspiciously well) and reveal new details about well-known events, including Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's plans to protect the Russia investigation if Trump fired Mueller. The president's critics will find their worst suspicions confirmed by this doggedly reported account. (Jan.)"
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Subjects Trump, Donald, 1946-
National American Government
Executive Branch American Government
Corruption & Misconduct POLITICAL SCIENCE
United States Politics and government 2017-
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Penguin Publishing Group2020
Contributors Leonnig, Carol, author.
OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-442) and index.
ISBN 9781984877505
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