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Author Phillip Rucker on the final year in the Trump White House

Co-author of 'I ALONE CAN FIX IT: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year' offers a behind-the-scenes perspective

  • Scott LaMar
President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before boarding Air Force One upon departure, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

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President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before boarding Air Force One upon departure, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

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It’s not an exaggeration to say the United States has never had a president like Donald Trump. It’s also not a stretch to say that Trump’s last year in office was unlike any other.

A once in a century pandemic, nation-wide protests and a racial reckoning after the murder of George Floyd and a presidential election that Trump, and others, have screamed was stolen from him were the backdrop for a White House that bounced from one crisis to another.

That year is documented in the new book I ALONE CAN FIX IT: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year by Philip Rucker, co-author and senior Washington correspondent at The Washington Post. Phillip Rucker joins Smart Talk Thursday to share details of the book and insights from his years covering the Trump White House.

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