Trump's Enemies: How the Deep State Is Undermining the Presidency
a book by Corey R. Lewandowski and David N. Bossie
(our site's book review)
The Amazon blurb says that Corey R. Lewandowski and David N. Bossie, the authors of the blockbuster, Let Trump Be Trump: the Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency, are back with their next New York Times bestseller.
This book will reveal the heart of the hostile bureaucratic network that has been operating in the shadows until the American people voted Trump into office. Trump's determination to transform the government, wipe out the swamp, and reduce the power of the bureaucratic machine has set him on a collision course with agencies populated by a workforce resistant to the American people's agenda.
Trump's determination to transform the government, wipe out the swamp, and reduce the power of the bureaucratic machine has set him on a collision course with agencies populated by a workforce resistant to the American people's agenda
That collision, however, is one that the president is prepared to meet head-on. Why? Because it is the key to unraveling the very swamp the administration is determined to end. The reader will have a front-row, exclusive seat for the political battles inside the White House and the war it is waging against those government bureaucrats, establishment officials, and foes within the Obama administration.
Corey R. Lewandowski currently serves as President and CEO of Lewandowski Strategic Advisors, LLC a government and public affairs consulting shop as well as a TV political commentator.. He previously served as the Chief Political Adviser and Campaign Manager to President Donald J. Trump, as well as the National Director of Voter Registration of Americans for Prosperity and Americans for Prosperity Foundation. Lewandowski makes regular appearances on Fox News, Fox Business, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CBS and CNN as well as serving as a on the record spokesman to major print outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the New York Times, USA Today, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, the Boston Globe, and numerous other print and on-line publications. He and his family live in Windham, New Hampshire.
David N. Bossie has served as president of Citizens United since 2001 and is a Fox News contributor. Beginning in August 2016, Bossie served as deputy campaign manager for Donald J. Trump for President and then as deputy executive director of the Presidential Transition Team. In 2015, Bossie was ranked number two in Politico’s top 50 most influential people in American politics. In 2016, he was elected Republican national committeeman from Maryland. David proudly served as a volunteer firefighter for over 15 years in Maryland where he lives with his wife, Susan, and their four children, Isabella, Griffin, Lily and Maggie. He lives in Washington, DC.
The authors portray the president as victim of disloyalty on his staff and 'swamp creatures' intent on extinguishing his political movement
"Haters and traitors are trying to derail President Trump's successful administration, according to this rancorous apologia."—Publishers Weekly
When Bossie asked him who or what is his biggest enemy, Trump replied: 'The greatest enemy of this country is Fake News. I really mean it.'
"They [Corey R. Lewandowski and David N. Bossie] portray the president as victim to disloyalty on his staff and 'swamp creatures' intent on extinguishing his political movement. Their book . . . paints a dark and at times conspiratorial portrait of Trump’s Washington. The authors identify by name a number of Trump appointees who they claim have formed a 'resistance' inside the government during the first two years of Trump’s presidency. . . . Trump spent much of the interview complaining about the news media. When Bossie asked him who or what is his biggest enemy, Trump replied: 'The greatest enemy of this country is Fake News. I really mean it.' He went on to say, 'I think that one of the most important things that I’ve done, especially for the public, is explain that a lot of the news is indeed fake.' . . . They also spell out former president Barack Obama’s middle name, Hussein, echoing a common Republican tactic meant to falsely suggest that the 44th president is a Muslim." (Source: New book by Trump advisers alleges that the president has ‘embedded enemies’, Philip Rucker, Washington Post)
The authors use Barack Obama’s middle name, Hussein, implying he's a Muslin. He isn't, but he is corrupt and a liar, which are much worse; see The Corruption Chronicles: Obama's Big Secrecy, Big Corruption, and Big Government
"The two former aides, among the first to pitch Trump on the idea of mounting a presidential campaign in 2016, direct most of their ire at the 'deep state,' the media and former White House aides, including former press secretary Sean Spicer and former top economic adviser Gary Cohn, who regularly clashed with Trump over trade. Spicer resigned last summer and Cohn left the White House in March after the president moved ahead with a plan to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports" (Source: Former Donald Trump aides see president's 'enemies' within the White House, John Fritze and David Jackson, Usa Today)
The two former aides, among the first to pitch Trump on the idea of mounting a presidential campaign in 2016, direct most of their ire at the 'deep state,' the media and former White House aides. The authors think the deep state is trying to sink Trump
When the Mueller report is finally released—if it ever is released—the Fake News will crawl over it like ants at a picnic. But the one angle they won’t write about is how the deep state played them like a fiddle
"When the Mueller report is finally released—if it ever is released—the Fake News will crawl over it like ants at a picnic. But the one angle they won’t write about is how the deep state played them like a fiddle. The trick is called 'circular sourcing,' and the FBI, under the leadership of people like James Comey, Andy McCabe, and Peter Strzok, brought it to an artform. The scheme works like this: the deep state leaks stories to the media, then takes action—applies for warrants, initiates investigations, and perhaps partisan impeachment efforts—based on the planted stories as if they’d come out of thin air. Most times, the 'evidence' and sourcing in the stories are so thin you can see right through them. And yet, the scheme worked time and again." (Source: David Bossie and Corey Lewandowski: This is how the Deep State is undermining President Trump, David Bossie and Corey Lewandowski, Fox News)
The Deep State (shadow government) is a right-wing conspiracy theory that the federal government is secretly being manipulated by a group of officials in Congress, the White House, intelligence agencies and the Department of Justice
"The book . . . repeatedly blames Trump’s woes on the 'Deep State' [see The Deep State: How an Army of Bureaucrats Protected Barack Obama and Is Working to Destroy the Trump Agenda] — the heart of a popular right-wing conspiracy theory that the federal government is secretly being manipulated by a group of officials in Congress, the White House, intelligence agencies and the Department of Justice. . . . One of the bombshell revelations is that Trump believes special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between Russia and his presidential campaign has actually been good for him politically. . . . They call Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) 'crazy' and refer to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) as a 'liberal wacko,' according to the Post. " (Source: ‘Embedded Enemies’ In Government Are Undermining Trump, Loyalists Claim: Report, Mary Papenfuss, Huffington Post)
Rep. Waters calls for harassing admin officials in public, Trump calls her 'low IQ'; We say this is surely a reason to remove her from office, and you can see why David Bossie and Corey Lewandowski called her crazy
Waters seems to have forgotten Civics 101, which most of us learned in high school: In order to have a peaceful, orderly, rational society where we all support our communities and our country in functioning effectively there are a few obvious (to MOST of us) standards of behavior that need to be observed. Treat others with civility, do not harass others in public or in private, afford others the privacy you desire them to afford you, and above all, the golden rule: treat others as you would want them to treat you.
If these minimum standards of behavior are not observed, society can and will quickly degenerate from harassment to mob violence to civil war. In order to drive home the point, Waters should be publically harassed until she is forced to stop and think—something she has obviously done very little of recently.
Let's see, how can I avoid this harassment in the future? She'll quickly realize that Civics 101 is quite clear on the matter: I value my privacy, safety, dignity, and my freedoms. If I infringe on others' privacy, safety, dignity, and freedoms—or convince others to do so—I can expect others to do the same to me. So I need to act more like a human and less like a wild animal and admit my error and begin treating others with respect, since that is how I am asking them to treat me. Also, an apology would be appropriate. See The Coming Civil War.
Jason Chaffetz Mocks Elizabeth Warren With Native American Statue (okay, it's not the actual photo—we built it to illustrate the story)
David Bossie and Corey Lewandowski refer to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) as a "liberal wacko." A redundant description if there ever was one.
"Former Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) might have set himself up for selfie-inflicted damage Thursday. Now a Fox News contributor, he posted a photo on Twitter that mocked Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) His post was in reference to her recent release of DNA test results that showed, as she has long claimed, evidence of a Native American ancestor six to 10 generations ago." (Source: Jason Chaffetz Mocks Elizabeth Warren With Native American Statue Photo, Twitter Flips, David Moye, Huffington Post)
Then-FBI agent Peter Strzok and then-FBI lawyer Lisa Page are like Jack's beans in the Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale. They were worthless beans, and Jack's mother threw them on the ground. But then nature took over and they grew into a beanstalk that grew into the clouds. The original story had:
I smell the blood of an English man:
Be he alive, or be he dead,
I'll grind his bones to make my bread.
But the modern David Bossie and Corey Lewandowski-flavored version has:
I smell the texts of an FBI man:
Even if they're silly—like what's under Lisa's robe,
I'll find a deep state conspiracy to kill Mueller's probe.
The rightwing—including David Bossie and Corey Lewandowski—was desperate for something to distract the media from the Trump-embarrassing Mueller probe. They were looking for a deep state conspiracy juicy enough to grab the public's attention. They couldn't find anything, so they took some innocuous silliness from private texts that didn't amount to a hill of beans and they fertilized it with rightwinger BS and watered it with rightwinger sweat (originating from their worrying about the Russia probe) and it grew into a YUGE beanstalk of nonsense. The recipe for the beanstalk was comments taken out of context that were magnified to cosmic proportions and presented to the media with exaggeration.
Strzok-Page texts grew into a YUGE beanstalk of nonsense. The recipe for the beanstalk was comments taken out of context that were magnified to cosmic proportions and presented to the media with exaggeration
This book is a story about "the profound arrogance of power-hungry reptiles who think that they’re more important than the votes of more than 60 million people," as the authors tell us.
This book is a story about the profound arrogance of power-hungry reptiles who think that they’re more important than the votes of more than 60 million people