Dec 25, 2020jefflawton rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Bob Woodward has written a book about a politician that largely avoids politics and focuses instead on personality and leadership ability, for which he gives Trump failing marks. I'm grateful that there were so many bright, competent, rational people surrounding Trump who truly care about the nation and tried to help this president do the right thing in spite of himself. They succeeded in convincing him to do things (criminal justice reform, prison reform, support for black colleges and universities, stopping flights from China and Europe) which he would not have done on his own, although he later took credit for these and claimed they were his ideas. This book is, in many measures, as much about Anthony Fauci, Robert Redfeld, Deborah Birx, Lindsey Graham, Jared Kushner, James Mattis, Rex Tillerson, Dan Coates and many others as it is about Trump, and we owe them gratitude for their service as well as for their candor in speaking to Woodward.