“The reality was that the United States in 2017 was tethered to the words and actions of an emotionally overwrought, mercurial and unpredictable leader. Members of his staff had joined to purposefully block some of what they believed were the president’s most dangerous impulses. It was a nervous breakdown of the executive power of the most powerful country in the world”
That is the last paragraph of the prologue in Fear. Yes, the prologue, the story hasn’t even started yet. If you get this far and you are already cringing, prepare yourself, there’s more where that came from.
Bob Woodward is a living legend. He has authored or co-authored thirteen No.1 bestselling non-fiction books. When this book came out I wanted it, if anyone could shine some perspective on this president it was this investigative reporter.
The political landscape has been a very strange and volatile place for the last three years. Every day we are bombarded with hashtags, video clips, headlines and all things Trump. Yes I am Canadian, and proud of it, but that doesn’t mean I don’t pay attention to what is happening south of the border. Being such close neighbours, both physically and economically, things happening to the south have an effect on us, whether we like it or not. At first I really didn’t pay too close attention to happening down there, but it didn’t take long for me to begin actually clicking on and reading some of the articles that popped up on my feeds. The more I read, the more I payed attention. The more I payed attention, the more I knew we Canadians needed to stay informed of what was happening to our neighbours. This guy, Trump, was going to start World War Three.
So…now I keep tabs on what is happening every day, well most days. Unfortunately, people have become so accustomed to the daily drivel that no one is surprised any more. No matter what Trump says or does.
This book, Fear, is almost scary in its accuracy. I recommend reading it. It gives you a small window into how all this Trumpism got it’s start in government. Pay attention, Trumpism is spreading.
You can purchase Fear: Trump In The White House at all major outlets.