Critical Trump books are proliferating, and they allegedly have some pretty shocking revelations. (I have one coming soon as well.) None are more revelatory than those written by people who were in the Trump presidential orbit or media reporters based in Washington D.C. One to be released next week is by Pulitzer-Prize winning reporters and authors of The Washington Post, Philp Rucker and Carol Leonning, that is entitled I Alone Can Fix It. This title is a public expression Donald Trump made during his 2016 presidential campaign about the U.S. tax system which everyone has always said needs to be drastically overhauled. Trump said of it, “I alone can fix it.”
But that Trump statement may prove hypocritical in the future. The Trump Organization was just issued an indictment last week by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office of prosecutors, after an over two-year investigation, that includes tax evasion charges among other alleged, criminal activities.
The authors of I Alone Can Fix It claim to have interviewed 140 people for this book who were in the Trump presidential orbit. One was General Mark Milley. He was the Joint Chiefs chairman of the U.S. military under Commander-in-Chief President Donald Trump. He was the man dressed in military fatigues who walked alongside President Trump, Attorney General William Barr, and other government officials from the White House across LaFayette Square on June 1, 2020. In doing so, they arguably infringed on the civil rights of hundreds of peaceful protestors gathered there as protesters for Black Lives Matter movement.
President Trump and cohort continued walking until they arrived at the historic St. John’s (Episcopal) Church. Then Trump stood alone, holding a Bible, purposely as an unannounced photo-op in front of this “church of presidents.” He intended it as a symbol, declaring himself a law-and-order president. He had just delivered a brief speech on this subject at the Rose Garden. (My book centers on this event and has Trump’s photo-op pose with the Bible as the image on the book’s front cover.)
When Trump lost the election months later, he afterwards kept trying to overturn the results of a free and fair election. He then gave a speech on January 6th that incited the Capitol riot, which I think proved himself a hypocrite about law-and-order.
Days after this photo-op, General Milley apologized to the American public for having participated in this event. He revealed that he had not been informed that President Trump was going to do that photo-op. In this book, the authors quote General Milley several times from interviews they claimed to have had with him. They say that in the two months between the election and the Capitol riot, General Milley became seriously worried that President Trump was thinking and planning to carry out a military coup. Authors Rucker and Leonning say Milley saw Trump as “the classic authoritarian leader with nothing to lose.” The authors say General Milley shared this worry with his military colleagues and said to them, “They may try, but they’re not going to f—–g succeed. You can’t do this without the military. You can’t do this without the CIA and the FBI. We’re the guys with the guns.”
I state in my upcoming book that I believe President Trump attempted on January 6th to overthrow the government by ginning up his radical political supporters who then assaulted the Capitol.
The authors also report that General Milley compared what Trump was doing in alleging the election was fraudulent, and trying to overturn its results, to Germany’s Adolf Hitler. They say Milley told aides, “This is a Reichstag moment. . . . The gospel of the Fuhrer.” Here is a paragraph from my soon-to-be published book:
“Maria Brenner wrote a lengthy article in Vanity Fair in 1990 about the Trumps [Donald and Ivana] when their marriage was ending. Brenner relates, ‘”Donald is a believer in the big-lie theory,” his lawyer told me. If you say something again and again, people will believe you.’ Was The Donald influenced in this by Adolf Hitler? Brenner further reveals, ‘Ivana Trump told her lawyer Michael Kennedy that from time to time her husband reads a book of Hitler’s collected speeches, My New Order, which he keeps in a cabinet by his bed. . . . Hitler’s speeches, . . . reveal his extraordinary ability as a master propagandist.'”