Trump ‘dangerously uninformed’, ‘a complete fan’ and did not understand Pearl Harbor, warns new book
Donald Trump faces a new humiliation as a new book, A very stable genius by Washington Post Reporters Philip Rucker and Carol D Leonnig accuse him of being “dangerously uninformed” and “a complete fan”, without understanding such fundamental points in history as the importance of the bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japan during World War II.
“Hi, John, what is this all about? What is a tour about?” Trump reportedly asked his then chief of staff John Kelly, while the men prepared to take a private tour of the USS Arizona Memorial, which commemorates the notorious attack of December 1941.
“Trump had heard the phrase ‘Pearl Harbor’ and seemed to understand that he was visiting the scene of a historic battle, but he didn’t seem to know much else,” Rucker and Leonnig say, citing a former White House adviser who concludes: “A sometimes he was dangerously uninformed. “
The 417-page page follows the chaotic reign of the president from his inauguration to the publication of the Mueller Report last summer, tracing the decision-making process of the White House governed by “the self-centered and thoughtless logic of a man.”
Rucker and Leonnig record Trump’s worrying arrogance by nullifying the corporate experience of his former secretary of state Rex Tillerson about Vladimir Putin immediately after meeting with the Russian leader for the first time at a G20 summit in Germany: “‘I had a meeting of two hours with Putin, “Trump told Tillerson.” That’s all I need to know … I’ve evaluated everything. I have it. “
The charge today he has a first piece of Ashley Parker’s book, of which the following excerpt, in which Trump regrets that the bribe is disapproved as a usual commercial practice, is one of the most alarming:
Trump’s response in this exchange with former press secretary Anthony Scaramucci in which the Mooch asks “Are you an act?” It is also very revealing: “I am a total act and I don’t understand why people don’t understand it.”
The authors also remarkably report Trump’s harassment of former National Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen: “He mocked his height and believed that about five feet and four inches was not physically intimidating.” “She is so short,” Trump would tell others about Nielsen. She and Kelly would try to clarify it. Kelly buckled her and said, “But you have those fists of rage!”
Here is Tom Embury-Dennis with more.