In less than a week former security adviser John Bolton’s tell-all book, “The Room Where it Happened,” will be available at all venues. Trump and his “Charlie McCarthy,” William Barr, are desperately appealing to the courts to block its release, claiming that it contains national secrets and violates a non-disclosure agreement.
As Trump’s numbers continue to slide because of his failure to lead the fight against Covid-19, and his support of law enforcement as protests continue after the murder of George Floyd, he may be facing a fatal blow. The book is already the number one best seller on Amazon.
A second book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How my Family Created the Worlds’s most Dangerous Man,” is the effort of Mary Trump, the daughter of his late brother, Fred Trump Jr. Although it will not be released for over one-month, it is already number five on Amazon’s top seller list.
Although few details have been released, Ms. Trump accuses Trump and two other siblings of creating a fraudulent and biased will exercised in 2000 after Father Fred’s death in 1999. She also claims that Donald mistreated her father who suffered from alcoholism and died at age 42. Trump took vindictive action after Mary and her brother, Fred III, filed a lawsuit. Trump refused access to money when Fred’s infant son was suffering from a serious ailment which required 24-hour care.
Finally, she claims that the Trump Klan is an illusion. They do not trust or like each other. Tension between Melania and Ivanka continues to grow.
Trump and Barr are also attempting to create a legal reason to block the release of this book.
Some may feel pity for Trump; I find it all too humorous. Trump made a fatal decision when he acquiesced to Vladimir Putin’s demands and sought the presidency in 2015. Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it.
No man or woman in the world faces more scrutiny than the President of the United States, legitimate or not. Trump’s life is a history of lies and criminal action. Eventually the truth sees the light of day, and a lifelong prevaricator’s life is exposed.
Finally, I have been one of Trump’s biggest critics for nearly a decade. However, I will never forgive or forget the most un-American and fascist action Trump committed on June 1, 2020. When he assembled members of the military and surrounded himself withe Barr, Pence, Ivanka, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mark Milley, and others for a photo op at St. John’s Church, I was speechless and appalled. Leaving the White House, Trump’s lackeys pushed their way through Lafayette Park where hundreds of peaceful protesters were exercising their first amendment rights. They were led by members of the United States military who fired rubber bullets and used tear gas to disperse the crowd. This was an act of a dictator, not an elected official.
No politician in America’s history is more unworthy of claiming the title of President of the United States.
Op-ed by James Turnage
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