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I Alone Can Fix It

Carol Leonnig, Philip Rucker

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This bestselling book, featuring conversations with former aides and cabinet members, describes the final year of Donald Trump's presidency in stark detail.

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I Alone Can Fix It

I Alone Can Fix It

by Carol Leonnig

Overview

As the events of 2020 unfolded, Americans could only guess some of the calculus and motivations behind baffling political decisions. Within the pages of I Alone Can Fix It, we have the opportunity to hear from those involved.

Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker are Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporters. Both have previously researched the Trump presidency, a keen study that resulted in their bestseller, A Very Stable Genius. In this follow-up, Leonnig and Rucker show the extensive disagreements and resulting chaos among members of the administration.

Between the nationwide racial tensions that intensified during summer 2020, to a months-long misinformation campaign to overturn the election, culminating in a historic attack on the Capitol, the Trump administration certainly played with fire. I Alone Can Fix It takes readers behind the scenes of the administration's chaotic final year through a series of detailed interviews and illuminating anecdotes from those in the eye of the storm.

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Like every presidential campaign since Bush versus Gore in 2000, the Trump team had lined up scores of lawyers and staff on the ground in battleground states ready to mount legal challenges whenever headquarters sent the signal.

- Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker

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