Wead with President George H. Bush in In , Wead gave a speech titled "The Compassionate Conservative" at the annual Charity Awards Dinner, and tapes of the speech were later sold at corporate seminars. Wead won the Republican nomination by proposing a tax limit and airing a television commercial featuring praise by former President Ronald Reagan for his humanitarian efforts. Before the book was published, he reported receiving "a multitude of anonymous death threats" from people angry that he was writing a book that would portray Trump favorably. Former Obama administration members denied this, and responded that Wead was likely referring to the "Principals Committee" meetings of senior national security and Cabinet members. Wead confirmed that this was so, and blamed his false assertion on "a misunderstanding between him and his source".
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With Hillary Clinton archly hinting at her readiness for a rerun of the election, others are reinterpreting the past either to delegitimise Trump after the event or to prepare for his vindication at the polls next November. Simpson and Fritsch hoped the FBI would use the information they provided to indict Trump, though its then director James Comey instead reprimanded Clinton for her insecure email server.
They were disappointed a second time by the noncommittal Mueller report. But the new guys lack the crusading bravado of their predecessors. Trump denounced the article as an act of treason, but because his only means of self-defence is name-calling, he had trouble mocking his nameless detractor.
Anonymity is presented as a selfless patriotic virtue: the writer challenges Trump on principle, not as a disgruntled individual — but now that others are openly testifying to Congress, this impersonality could just as well be deemed a form of moral cowardice.
Anonymous, however, is no martyr: he or she hopes to survive. On his first day in office, after a squabble about crowd size at his inauguration, Trump demanded a phenomenological adjustment.
While Melania is cast as a stilettoed Madonna, Trump functions as a universal paterfamilias. Having secured the release of an American pastor imprisoned in Turkey , Trump welcomes the former hostage home by offering him a fistful of Tic Tac mints. Wead is equally devout. Since Jesus is not currently on Earth, Trump probably elbows his way to first place — and if, by hook or devilish crook, he does get his venal arse re-elected, we might as well start the countdown to the second coming.
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