A warning / Anonymous, a senior Trump administration official.

Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, 2019Edition: First editionDescription: 259 pages ; 24 cmISBN: 9781538718469; 1538718464Subject(s): Trump, Donald, 1946- | Presidents -- United States | United States -- Politics and government -- 2017-Summary: "An unprecedented behind-the-scenes portrait of the Trump presidency from the anonymous senior official whose first words of warning about the president rocked the nation's capital"--Dust jacket.
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#1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller: An unprecedented behind-the-scenes portrait of the Trump presidency from the anonymous senior official whose first words of warning about the president rocked the nation's capital. <br> On September 5, 2018, the New York Times published a bombshell essay and took the rare step of granting its writer anonymity. Described only as "a senior official in the Trump administration," the author provided eyewitness insight into White House chaos, administration instability, and the people working to keep Donald Trump's reckless impulses in check.<br> <br> With the 2020 election on the horizon, Anonymous is speaking out once again. In this book, the original author pulls back the curtain even further, offering a first-of-its-kind look at the president and his record -- a must-read before Election Day. It will surprise and challenge both Democrats and Republicans, motivate them to consider how we judge our nation's leaders, and illuminate the consequences of re-electing a commander in chief unfit for the role.<br> <br> This book is a sobering assessment of the man in the Oval Office and a warning about something even more important -- who we are as a people.

"An unprecedented behind-the-scenes portrait of the Trump presidency from the anonymous senior official whose first words of warning about the president rocked the nation's capital"--Dust jacket.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 1)
  • Chapter 1 Collapse of the Steady State (p. 19)
  • Chapter 2 The Character of a Man (p. 53)
  • Chapter 3 Fake Views (p. 89)
  • Chapter 4 Assault on Democracy (p. 117)
  • Chapter 5 A Weakness for Strongmen (p. 151)
  • Chapter 6 The New Mason-Dixon Line (p. 183)
  • Chapter 7 Apologists (p. 209)
  • Chapter 8 We the Electorate (p. 233)
  • Epilogue (p. 249)

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Kirkus Book Review

The nameless resister inside the White House speaks."The character of one man has widened the chasms of American political division," writes Anonymous. Indeed. The Trump years will not be remembered wellnot by voters, not by history since the man in charge "couldn't focus on governing, and he was prone to abuses of power, from ill-conceived schemes to punish his political rivals to a propensity for undermining vital American institutions." Given all that, writes the author, and given Trump's bizarre behavior and well-known grudgese.g., he ordered that federal flags be raised to full staff only a day after John McCain died, an act that insiders warned him would be construed as pettyit was only patriotic to try to save the country from the man even as the resistance movement within the West Wing simultaneously tried to save Trump's presidency. However, that they tried did not mean they succeeded: The warning of the title consists in large part of an extended observation that Trump has removed the very people most capable of guiding him to correct action, and the "reasonable professionals" are becoming ever fewer in the absence of John Kelly and others. So unwilling are those professionals to taint their reputations by serving Trump, in fact, that many critical government posts are filled by "acting" secretaries, directors, and so forth. And those insiders abetting Trump are shrinking in number even as Trump stumbles from point to point, declaring victory over the Islamic State group ("People are going to fucking die because of this," said one top aide) and denouncing the legitimacy of the process that is now grinding toward impeachment. However, writes the author, removal from office is not the answer, not least because Trump may not leave without trying to stir up a civil war. Voting him out is the only solution, writes Anonymous; meanwhile, we're stuck with a president whose acts, by the resisters' reckoning, are equal parts stupid, illegal, or impossible to enact.Readers would do well to heed the dark warning that this book conveys. Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.
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