A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America

A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America

The definitive insider narrative and the most fully characterised account yet of the chaos, scandal and destruction of Trump's first term, from two Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post journalists.

Drawing on nearly three years of reporting, hundreds of hours of interviews and more than two hundred sources, including some of the most senior members of the administration, friends and first-hand witnesses who have never spoken before, Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig take us inside some of the most controversial moments of Trump's presidency. They peer deeply into Trump's White House – at the aides pressured to lie to the public, the lawyers scrambling to clear up norm-breaking disasters, and the staffers whose careers have been reduced to ashes – to paint an unparalleled group portrait of an administration driven by self-preservation and paranoia.

Rucker and Leonnig reveal Trump at his most unvarnished, showing the unhinged decision-making and incompetence that has floored officials and stunned foreign leaders. They portray unscripted calls with Vladimir Putin, steak dinners with Kim Jong-un, and calls with Theresa May so hostile that they left her aides shaken. They also take a hard look at Robert Mueller, Trump's greatest antagonist to date, and how his investigation slowly unravelled an administration whose universal value is loyalty – not to country, but to the president himself.

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  • Gregg

    For me, the past three years or so, during Donald Trump’s so-called leadership, have been hellish, but also hellishly blurry. I recall reading somewhere White House strategist Steve Bannon remarking...

  • Elizabeth George

    This book chronicles Donald Trump's pathway to the Presidency, from the moment he rode down the escalator to announce his candidacy to the revelation of the phone call he made to the president of the ...

  • Howard

    HEADLINE:July 13, 2020:Trump cites game show host on pandemic while undercutting doctors and questioning their expertiseHEADLINE:July 8, 2020:Trump Threatens to Cut Funding if Schools Do Not Fully Reo...

  • Jill Meyer

    The latest Donald Trump expose published today is “A Very Stable Genius”, by Washington Post reporters Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig. They’re part of a political reporting team at the Post tha...

  • Bill Kerwin

    This best-seller—which documents how the Trump presidency gradually lost its guard rails—somehow failed to sell itself with me. Sure, I’d recommend it to anybody who’s been in a coma for the l...

  • Dan

    A good dystopian novel requires building a future world with just enough recognizable elements to lend credibility to an otherwise unknown future. A good dystopian novel also requires setting a contex...

  • Bryson Carrier

    A good review of some of the most significant and provocative aspects of the last 3 years of the Trump administration. The authors do a good job in providing a more complete picture of what's happenin...

  • David

    I hadn't intended to read this book. I'd already read 'Fire and Fury' and 'Fear' and had rather come to the conclusion that reading any book focused on the one I prefer referring to as 'The Thing' wou...

  • Sandra Ostermeier

    Riveting and HorrifyingThe writing is good. It is backed up by an extensive bibliography. The Kindle edition allows for easy use of the index that follows the narrative. And, it’s very easy to read ...

  • Tom Mathews

    Anyone who has regularly followed the Washington Post will not find too much new material in this book but authors Rucker and Leonnig have researched, verified and presented the material in a way that...