But what have we learned really from Wolff’s insider gossip gleaned in the hallways and anterooms of the West Wing?
That Trump is a ‘child?’
That Trump has the attention span of a fruit fly?
That his knowledge of policy can be measured by the thimbleful?
That he can’t or won’t read anything longer than a haiku?
That even his own cabinet ministers not only don’t respect him but consider him a ‘moron’ or a ‘fool’ or an ‘idiot’ or ‘dumb as dirt?’
All of this has been reported over the past year as Trump and his White House have careened from one self-inflicted disaster to another — from the calamitous executive order banning travel from Muslim nations – to the failed attempt to repeal Obamacare – to the failed ban on transgender citizens serving in the military – to the hurriedly cobbled together ‘win’ that was supposed to cut taxes but ended up raising them for tens of millions of middle-class Americans.
The revelations of the Wolff book are being described as the same sort of ‘open secret’ that sexual harassment and abuse were before allegations against Harvey Weinstein opened the floodgates this fall.
The ‘secret’ of Trump’s unfitness for office was known long before Trump frowned his way through his own inauguration last January.
Who Trump is was on full display during the Republican party’s debates leading up to the 2016 primaries.
Source: Snowed in – Salon.com