President Donald Trump is widely despised and mistrusted by many senior officials within his administration. They are our nation’s highest-ranking military officers and national intelligence experts according to Bob Woodward’s bombshell new book “Rage.”
Veteran Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward’s new book, “Rage,” documents the concerns many of the highest-ranking administration personnel in the United States government have towards President Trump. Including a chilling assessment by his former director of national intelligence, Dan Coats.
The former director of national intelligence — who resigned July 28, 2019, right before the Ukraine scandal exploded on the front pages of our nation’s newspapers and launched what would be the only third impeachment trial in U.S. history.
Even before President Trump was impeached, other high-ranking Trump officials shared their concerns about the president, including former Secretary of Defense James Mattis, who told Dan Coats, the former Director of National Intelligence. Bob Woodward details a conversation between James Mattis and Dan Coats in which Mattis tells Coats…
“There may come a time when we have to take collective action,” according to Woodward. “[He is] dangerous. He’s unfit.”
Coats had been recruited to join the Trump administration by Vice President Mike Pence, a fellow Indiana native. Woodward quotes in his book an interaction between Coats’ wife, Marsh Coats, and the vice president…
“I just looked at him, like, how are you stomaching this? I just looked at him like this is horrible. I mean, we made eye contact. I think he understood. And he just whispered in my ear, ‘Stay the course.”
Coats eventually considered resigning over Trump’s behavior toward Russia, but Pence urged him to stay on. Pence said, according to Woodward
“Look on the positive side of things that he’s done, more attention on that; you can’t go.”