Anonymous WH Official Releases ‘A Warning’: Trump Deserves to Be Fired
By Staff, Agencies
Excerpts from a new, “unprecedented” tell-all book about President Donald Trump written by an anonymous senior government official have been revealed, but critics suggest that the book doesn’t actually reveal much that is new.
Ominously titled A Warning, the 259-page book describes a chaotic Trump navigating the White House as a “12-year-old boy in an air traffic control tower pushing the buttons of government indiscriminately,” the Washington Post reports.
The author describes instances of the president making racist and misogynistic remarks in private, including attempting to mock people crossing the southern border in a Hispanic accent and making derogatory remarks about women’s appearances.
The book points to his volatility, and urges that Trump not be reelected. It also claims that Trump said it would be “stupid to pick a fight” with Saudi Arabia over the death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Trump’s Twitter rants would often leave officials in a “full blown panic,” according to the author. “It’s like showing up at the nursing home at daybreak to find your elderly uncle running pantsless across the courtyard and cursing loudly, ... only your uncle probably wouldn’t do it every single day, his words aren’t broadcast to the public, and he doesn’t have to lead the US government once he puts his pants on,” they write.
A Warning comes from the anonymous author of a New York Times op-ed last year, in which they said they were among the “many senior officials” in the administration “working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.”
The author of the book said they did not want to identify themselves because “this debate is not about me. It is about how we want the presidency to reflect our country, and that is where the discussion should center.” However, they added that they may reveal their identity in due course.
A portion of the royalties will be donated to nonprofits “focused on government accountability,” the New York Times reported. The book will be released on November 19.
I am not qualified to diagnose the president’s mental acuity,” the author writes in the 259-page book, according to a review by The Washington Post.
“All I can tell you is that normal people who spend any time with Donald Trump are uncomfortable by what they witness…He stumbles, slurs, gets confused, is easily irritated, and has trouble synthesizing information, not occasionally but with regularity.”