Anonymous Book Author Compares Trump to “Pantsless Elderly Uncle”  – Fox News
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The anonymous White House official who wrote of a “resistance” movement working to save the nation from Donald Trump’s worst impulses makes a stunning claim in their upcoming book: that members of the Trump administration once considered doing something brave In A Warning, which describes the president as a cruel, narcissistic buffoon and seems to be aimed at readers who’ve been in a coma for the past four years, Anonymous writes that in 2018, top Trump officials weighed resigning en masse in an attempt to sound alarms about their boss, but ultimately declined to do so out of concern that their “midnight self-massacre” could leave the government even more debilitated  “I am not qualified to diagnose the president’s mental acuity,” the author writes, according to excerpts of the book obtained by the Washington Post “All I can tell you is that normal people who spend any time with Donald Trump are uncomfortable by what they witness He stumbles, slurs, gets confused, is easily irritated, and has trouble synthesizing information, not occasionally but with regularity Those who would claim otherwise are lying to themselves or to the country.” The purported near-exodus is the headline claim of the anonymous senior Trump official’s forthcoming tell-all—a rehashing of the president’s defects that have been obvious to most people since he entered the public eye Framed as a call to vote Trump out of office next year, the book is the latest to dish on the behind-the-scenes of his out-of-control presidency, and is likely to be about as effective as those that came before it Works by Omarosa Manigault Newman, Michael Wolff, and Bob Woodward have put forth similar portrayals of the Trump administration’s dysfunction, but have failed to move the needle in any meaningful way The anonymous author, who penned a 2018 New York Times op-ed identifying themselves as part of a cadre of administration officials working to subvert Trump from the inside, likely believes their status as a “senior Trump administration official” will give their warning more weight  The anonymous official burst into the spotlight last year via their op-ed, which described a “two track presidency ” “It may be cold comfort in this chaotic era, but Americans should know that there are adults in the room,” they wrote “We fully recognize what is happening. And we are trying to do what’s right even when Donald Trump won’t ” A Warning expands on that, per the Post, describing instances of Trump’s questionable mental acuity: “It’s like showing up at the nursing home at daybreak to find your elderly uncle running pantsless across the courtyard and cursing loudly about the cafeteria food, as worried attendants tried to catch him,” the author writes “You’re stunned, amused, and embarrassed all at the same time. Only your uncle probably wouldn’t do it every single day, his words aren’t broadcast to the public, and he doesn’t have to lead the US government once he puts his pants on ”Most Popular “The Mask Will Probably Fall”: In A Warning, Clues About AnonymousBy Joe Pompeo “He’s F–king Destroyed This Town”: How Zuck Became the Most Reviled Man in TechBy Nick Bilton The Big Bitcoin HeistBy Mark SealAdvertisement Per the Post, the book also emphasizes Trump’s freewheeling attitude toward legality: One theme laced throughout the book is Trump’s indifference to the boundaries of the law The author writes that Trump considered presidential pardons as “unlimited ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ cards on a Monopoly board,” referring to news reports that he had offered pardons to aides  As he ranted about federal courts ruling against some of his policies, including the 2017 travel ban, the author writes, Trump once asked White House lawyers to draft a bill to send to Congress reducing the number of federal judges  “Can we just get rid of the judges? Let’s get rid of the [expletive] judges,” the president said, according to the book “There shouldn’t be any at all, really.” It does not, however, deliver what some may have expected from an official privy to the room where it happens Per the Post, the book “does not re-create many specific episodes in vivid detail, which the author writes was intentional to protect his or her identity ” In short, it delivers a series of anecdotes that illustrate the already-widely-understood proclivities of a man who’s been in office for four years And though it reportedly includes allegations like the threat to resign en masse, and the assumption that Vice President Mike Pence would stand behind an effort to oust Trump via the 25th Amendment (which Pence has denied), these kinds of stories of collective horror are nothing new to those who’ve followed reports coming out of the administration The truly groundbreaking scenario would be one in which the group of anti-Trump “adults in the room” acted on their qualms More Great Stories from Vanity Fair — The strangely familiar nightmare of impeaching Trump— Clues to the identity of the “Anonymous,” who wrote the infamous White House op-e— Former Fox news staffers [demand to be released from their NDAs] (https://www vanityfair.com/news/2019/10/former-fox-news-staffers-demand-to-be-released-from-their-ndas?inline)— Why crypto-crooks have their sights set on Iceland— A sustained booing reveals Trump’s true face revealed— From the Archive: A portrait of Kim Jong Un, part man, part myth Looking for more? 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