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The instant #1 bestseller.

“This taut and terrifying book is among the most closely observed accounts of Donald J. Trump’s shambolic tenure in office to date."
- Dwight Garner, The New York Times

Washington Post
national investigative reporter Carol Leonnig and White House bureau chief Philip Rucker, both Pulitzer Prize winners, provide the definitive insider narrative of Donald Trump’s presidency

“I alone can fix it.” So proclaimed Donald J. Trump on July 21, 2016, accepting the Republican presidential nomination and promising to restore what he described as a fallen nation. Yet as he undertook the actual work of the commander in chief, it became nearly impossible to see beyond the daily chaos of scandal, investigation, and constant bluster. In fact, there were patterns to his behavior and that of his associates. The universal value of the Trump administration was loyalty—not to the country, but to the president himself—and Trump’s North Star was always the perpetuation of his own power. 

With deep and unmatched sources throughout Washington, D.C., Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker reveal the forty-fifth president up close. Here, for the first time, certain officials who felt honor-bound not to divulge what they witnessed in positions of trust tell the truth for the benefit of history.

A peerless and gripping narrative, A Very Stable Genius not only reveals President Trump at his most unvarnished but shows how he tested the strength of America’s democracy and its common heart as a nation.

Politics & Current Events
January 21
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Supreme leader snoke the 4th ,

Well done

One of the best Trump insider reads of the first term

peterdunn ,

Insider truth from the madhouse

Explains in detail why an old white man could use the power of the most powerful position in the world to feed his ego while constantly complaining about his paranoid victimization. Too bad that the fear of a madman would keep his staff from guiding him properly and that after 4 years, a corrupt family can do no more than line their own pockets. This isn’t opinion, it’s truth from the sources.

nurseandmedicalpersonnel ,

Stable Genuis

Excellent book. Trump is a moron and now the way he isn’t handling this Covid-19 crisis makes me even more certain that he truly fits the definition of a Narcissist. He needs to climb back up his golden elevator and away from the American people.

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