Fire and Fury
I did not want to wait forever to read this book, so ordered a book on cd. I spent six hours sitting and listening but there were no new things to be heard.
The first 90% of the book was history and background material that was already in the public domain.
Other people in the family had started to read the book but got bored and returned it.
The most interesting things were the bits about what people around the President were saying about him.
The main thought was that D.J. Trump was uncertain about “cause and effect”. He did not think ahead as to what his words and actions would cause other people to say or do.
The people close to him all blamed him for any negative stuff happening.
Steve Bannon claimed that all bad advice was coming from Kushner and Ivanka. He liked to combine the names into “Jervanka”.
Bannon said that Ivanka was “as dumb as a brick”, and called her a ”f**king liar” in front of the President, with no comment from him.
The President called Mueller the biggest threat, but when he wanted to form a protective legal “war room” out of lawyers, nine top law firms declined the honor.
As time went on, D.J. Trump increased his brutality in insults to Sessions for his lack of protective attitude. The senior White House staff believes that Trump has a problem with reality, and reality was surrounding him and about to bite him in a soft spot. He sabotaged his own program.
When Comey was fired, he had taken a lot of notes, and showed that Trump was probably a fool, and most definitely a liar. He was deceptively shady and in it for himself.
One other staff member called Don Jr. “stupid” for his “imbecilic “meeting with the Russians.
This man was later pushed out by the family.
So- we have a bully in the White House, fools running scams at the highest levels of government, and accusations of the Justice Department of political wrong doing by these same scammers.
It’s a good thing we had a big football game to watch to take our minds off silly things like that.