Donald Trump wanted Covid-19 to “wipe out” his former national security adviser John Bolton, a new book reveals, as a heated summer of more colorful revelations about the controversial former president spills out of competing volumes.
The upcoming Nightmare Scenario will defend the claim, as well as recounting how Trump advocated sending Americans who contracted coronavirus while abroad to prison at Guantanamo Bay.
Other revelers on various aspects of the chaotic Trump administration will compete to be the next best-seller on the controversial former occupant of the White House.
Nightmare Scenario, by Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta of the Washington Post, recounts Trump’s mismanagement of the pandemic and how members of his administration tried to prevent health agencies and doctors from giving the public correct information about the virus that arrived. to your country. Look and so far it has killed over 600,000 Americans.
Irritated by Bolton, who had just written an explosive book about his time in the White House, which Trump tried to block last year and failed to block, he wished his former aide badly. according to on the Axios website on Wednesday.
At a meeting in 2020, the book reveals, National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow bit back a cough as the people in the room around him froze.
“Trump had waved his hands in front of his face, as if to playfully shield himself from the flying virus particles, and then he cracked a smile. “I was just kidding,” he said. Larry will never have Covid. You will defeat him with your optimism, ‘”the authors wrote, adding that Trump later said,“’ John Bolton … Hopefully Covid will eliminate John. ‘”
The conversation is just one of several recounted in the book, recounting new details of how Trump claimed the virus would “just go away,” while ridiculing public health experts.
Then, just a month before the November 2020 election, Trump announced that he and first lady Melania Trump had contracted the virus.
When asked by Axios about the appointment, Bolton said: “He cheated on me, I thought he trusted his lawyers.”
Nightmare Scenario is out next Tuesday and is part of a barrage of books destined to unravel the former president’s final year.
Bolton published The Room Where It Happened last year, about his time as a national security adviser in 2018 and 2019. The discontent that was brewing among men reached a climax in September 2019 when Bolton lobbied to prevent Trump from signing a peace agreement with the Taliban at Camp David, a successful effort Bolton wrote about.
Meanwhile, Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker of the Washington Post will be out on July 20 with Donald J. Trump’s I Alone Can Fix It: Catastrophic Final Year, just before Michael Wolff’s Landslide on July 27.
I can only fix it, he breaks down the biggest challenges of Trump’s last year: the pandemic, the protests after the assassination of George Floyd, the presidential elections and the uprising on Capitol by the then president’s own supporters, and he prepares to reveal who emboldened and who dissuaded Trump in his decisions.
Leonnig and Rucker’s book title dates back to 2016 Republican National Convention speech in which Trump portrayed himself as America’s redeemer by saying, “I joined the political arena so that the powerful can no longer beat people who cannot defend themselves. No one knows the system better than I do, so only I can fix it. “
The duo chronicled the first three years of Trump’s presidency in the # 1 bestseller, A Very Stable Genius.
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