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'I alone can fix it': Internet celebrates new book on Trump's 'catastrophic final year'

On Wednesday, Washington Post reporters Philip Rucker and Carol Leonig unveiled the title of their new book covering the former presidency of Donald Trump, titled "I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year."

The announcement of the new book title, which is a reference to Trump's infamous quote at the 2016 Republican National Convention, was well-received by commenters on social media, who were quick to celebrate the upcoming takedown of the former president. Many people responded by mocking Trump, and expressing their relief that he was finally out of office.

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Kellyanne Conway warned Trump not to reopen the country for Easter because 'you’ll own all the deaths'

During the worst of the COVID-19 crisis, President Donald Trump was convinced he could reopen everything because the warmth of the air would somehow kill the virus. While it's true that respiratory viruses see a decrease in warmer months, COVID was a whole different story.

A new book by Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Phil Rucker, "I Alone Can Fix It," revealed that Trump was determined to reopen the country for Easter Sunday on April 12. Trump was certain that "voters would be heartened by images of church pews packed with parishioners on Easter Sunday and families out celebrating over brunch in neighborhood restaurants."

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Romney tells authors he couldn’t figure out why Rudy Giuliani would destroy his reputation for Trump

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) ultimately became one of Donald Trump's biggest foes, but a new book by Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Phil Rucker, reveals it was Rudy Giuliani that confused him the most.

In their book, "I Alone Can Fix It," Romney opened up about a lot of his theories and conversations with the former president. But when it came to Giuliani, the normally polite Mormon made it clear that Giuliani disgusted him.

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Mark Meadows desperately begged 'stable pony' Ivanka to convince Trump to stop Jan. 6 insurrection: book

Ivanka Trump was the stabilizing voice that everyone needed on Jan. 6, those in the White House believed.

In their new book, Washington Post reporters, Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker's new book describe the moment-by-moment account of nearly every person President Donald Trump had met urging him to stop the attack on the U.S. Capitol.

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Trump joked about nuclear war with North Korea and predicted a 'great year' during 2019 New Year's Eve party

One of the most bizarre moments from the new book out by Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker is the way President Donald Trump spent his 2019 New Year's Eve at his annual Mar-a-Lago party.

It was the night after a militia had attacked a U.S. embassy in Baghdad. Trump was terrified that it would be another Benghazi. He called Iran out as the one responsible.

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'How can this be happening?' Eric Trump reportedly 'flipped out' on campaign aides as election results rolled in

According to excerpts from "I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year" by the Washington Post's Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker, Donald Trump's middle son, Eric, had a major meltdown on election night 2020 as the numbers rolled in and he realized his father was about to become a one-term president.

While the president's inner circle was frantically calling their contacts at Fox News after the conservative network called pivotal Arizona for now-President Joe Biden in an effort to get the network to walk back the prediction, son Eric was reportedly berating staffers and blaming them for the impending humiliating defeat.

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Barr told Trump to his face 'you're going to lose' because he was humiliating himself at COVID briefings: book

Carol Leonnig and Phil Rucker's new book I Alone Can Fix It contains some stories about former Attorney General Bill Barr using surprisingly blunt language to convince former President Donald Trump to stop doing daily coronavirus briefings.

"I feel you are going to lose the election," Barr told Trump in April 2020 as the virus was killing more Americans, according to the reporters. "I feel you are actually losing touch with your own base."

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Bill Barr blamed Giuliani and 'walking disaster' former Nunes aide for Trump's first impeachment: authors

The new book I Alone Can Fix It by Carol Leonnig and Phil Rucker includes many first-hand accounts of conversations former Attorney General Bill Barr had with other officials in Donald Trump's administration.

While the book doesn't say whether or not Barr was a source, many stories including Barr attempt to portray him as a one of few pushing back against Trump's more harebrained ideas.

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