The recently launched book of veteran reporter, Bob Woodward, ‘FEAR: Trump in the White House’ has raised quite a stir and notwithstanding the concerns of precipitating an unprecedented national emergency. Bob Woodward has openly charged that the top national security staff is bound to safeguard the world from President Donald Trump. The book presented quite a stark and shocking narrative that has been advocated for long by the critics of President Donald Trump. It clearly emphasizes on the fact that the President does not have the required knowledge, intellect and temperament to occupy the seat of the most powerful man in the world.
The charges presented in the book could have otherwise fuelled a national debate and administrative action for addressing the national crisis including hearings on Capitol Hill had it been any other President. However, in the course of Trump’s presidency, it has been evident that controversies do not bother him nor do they affect the political realities supporting his rule. On the contrary, the revelations in Woodward’s book are based on accounts from the perspective of top players in the Trump administration which emphasize that an ‘unhinged’ ‘liar’ with the intellect of a ‘fifth grader’ and abusive ‘Shakespearean King’ ruling the Oval Office. This places the President who appreciates loyalty and self-reputation beyond anything else in an isolated and exposed state in the White House. The scenario implies the President being perceived with contempt by people serving him and vulnerability to ridicule by individuals who anticipate his swaggering persona as a camouflage for inadequacy.
The book also emphasizes on a critical aspect of the Trump administration that involves people serving the President in the Situation Room identifying a notable lack of judgment and sophistication. The people in the administration have been shown to take aggressive steps for putting aside threats that they feel could be posed by the President to national security. Considering the credibility of Woodward, it would be apt to say that the volume and nature of the revelations in his book definitely stand up to the mark of authenticity.