The Glaring Minuses of the Current Administration Revealed Through Trump’s Officials
The aforesaid book, described as “hot off the press,” brings to the world facts and figures on the truth and reality of how a businessman, Donald Trump, who has never held an elected position in government, now holds the 45th presidency of the United States, although he failed to win the popular vote.
Trump’s hand-picked advisers are described as holding their chief in “contempt and disdain.”
The same members of the group named above as “close to the president,” have, it was widely disseminated, called Trump as “ignorant and dangerously responsible.”
An illustration depicts shows the extent on one occasion when the Trump presidency was still in its infancy.
President Trump baffled his listeners no end when he asked the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for “plans for a pre-emptive strike on North Korea. ”
Reportedly, Trump told Defense Secretary James Mattis that he “wanted Bashar al-Assad assassinated.” That particular order, it was reported and recorded, “brought
the White House to a standstill,” as it coincided with Trump’s fury over the appointment of Robert Mueller as special prosecutor.
Early in September 2017, chronicled as the eighth month of the Trump presidency, Gary Cohn, former president of that widely famous corporation: Goldman Sachs, and the president’s top economic adviser in the White House, proceeded with caution toward the Oval Office’s Resolute Desk.
Cohn was likewise known as having been granted the rarity called “walk-in privileges” to Trump’s Oval Office and POTUS himself had “accepted that arrangement.”
Although it was bruited about by White House top officials who were identified as “close” to the president, despite daily reports of chaos and proven incidents of discord,
the American people, as a whole, were far from informed in reference to those reports of disharmony and chaos underscored.
Trump’s “inner staff,” constantly aware on how their chief was forever changing, hardly fixed and continuously erratic, scarcely were unable to vent their objections.
The very same “trusted” staff members merely looked at Trump’s bad moods, emanating from matters large or small, which would instantly infuriate him no end.
One that stood out prominently as an early object of the Trump ire was the latter, dated September 5, 2017, relating to the termination of the United States Korea Free
Trade Agreement, known as KORUS.
Cohn knew how the same letter would lead to a national security catastrophe were it to be signed by Trump.
Drawing on his instincts, Cohn removed the letter (still in its form as a draft) from the Resolute Desk. He inserted it in a blue folder marked “KEEP.”
Shortly after, Cohn admitted to an associate: “I stole it off his desk. I wouldn’t let him see it. He’s never going to see that document. Got to protect the country.”
Indeed, within that prevailing disorder in the White House, and verily, in Trump’s mind, the president never noticed the missing letter.
The all-important chronicles reported by Woodward, continued to worry him as the White House officials who knew better, worked behind the scenes to undermine a
president they were thoroughly convinced was “unstable.”
Highly descriptive goings-on narrated to Woodward by his White House sources as typical of the manner by which the Trump White House moved on: “Trump insists on actions but rarely follows through. He has so much trouble telling the truth that his lawyer calls him “disabled.”
Consequently, Trump is described thusly by his own close staff: “He undercuts and insults his aides while expecting loyalty in return.” (Instead, he is called an “idiot,” and a “moron.”
Woodward’s sources of information relate that Trump “knows little about economics, trade, capital flows, global supply. chains, defense spending, mutual security or nuclear strategy and dismisses anyone who say they do.”
Trump’s top aides are known to “ignore or dismiss orders, conspiring to remove decision memoranda from his desk rather than run the risk of letting him sign them.”
The same aides claim how reports cannot be left “disguised when the American people have the right to know what’s gong on traced to POTUS.”
A great deal of the so-called “internal warfare” is traced to a clash of two very differing world views identified at the heart of the Trump presidency,
Those who closely work with Trump describe him as “frustrated,” but “unschooled” in how to utilize the presidency and its powers.
Woodward claims his work, FEAR, was “harder to write than many of his 18 previous authorships.”
The same author attributed the evident difficulty to his attempts to record, and make sense of, a “chaotic presidency even as it was unfolding.”
Highly interesting, is how Woodward did write about Russia. He fully described how Trump’s personal attorney, John Dowd, attempted for months to talk Trump out
of testifying to special counsel Robert Mueller about the Russia investigation, lest he “perjure himself or worse.”