This is a great book; probably the best political book I have read in the last couple of years. McFarland describes her time at the White House with President Donald Trump. She is neither a cheerleader or TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome) SJW. She explains how Trump operates, his thinking and his approach.
With her past experience with other White House Administrations, McFarland has unique view and can be a good judge of how this Administration is doing. I enjoyed her perspective on how the White House had bed set up for the anticipated Hillary Clinton. Equally interesting is the approach Trump has in meetings. He does not allow others to dictate the agenda nor control the narrative in meetings. I have always found that to be disheartening when the people elect a POTUS, and you have a bunch of puppeteers pulling the strings behind the scenes.
McFarland describes his decision making process and how he wants to be the one to make the decisions not one of his handlers. I find that refreshing. Love him or hate him, apparently those are the only positions allowed today, Trump is an amazing businessman and has brought the knowhow of the board room into the situation room and from what we can see, absent the Coronavirus, he has done amazing things for the economy, for jobs, and in spite of all the accusations, has done more for Hispanics and African-Americans (Even though I hate using hyphens) than any other POTUS in the last hundred years.
McFarland discusses that absolute war the media has towards Trump. Again, wether you love, hate or love to hate him, you have to see that the media is 1000% (yes I know it says 1,000 and that 1,000% is impossible) is an arm of the Democratic Party and that they will NEVER give Trump an "L" regardless of what he does or does not do. Just yesterday I was reading how Deblagio is installing fences on NY Beaches to keep people out, yet when Trump mentioned the wall, the Left lost their heads saying, "walls, fences or barriers or racist". We see it with Joe Biden and his son, Joe Biden and rape allegations, Biden and the Quid Pro Quo with Ukraine. We see it with Secretary Clinton and her crimes, and YES they are 100% crimes. As any of us reading this review would be under the jail for less that what she has gotten away with. Despite the constant investigations, impeachments, rhetoric, fear mongering, et al, the POTUS has STILL done some amazing things for this country that previous Administrations had told us, and we believed that would never get better; "The new normal". I wonder, how much better would this country be if only the media were "fair" (ironically they throw that word around a lot) and the House were not in a constant "impeach" witch hunt. You can still hate Trump. I hate Obama as a President, but like him from a personal basis, even though I of course do not know him. But I can separate the two.
McFarland also discusses the MO of our top LEA and how they royalty screw people. Even powerful people; people connected must beware. She discussed the FBI investigation and the Mueller investigation she was thrown into. She wrote these chapters before the information recently revealed about how the FBI and other Intelligence Agencies use their power to attack and take out their perceived foes. She wrote about Flynn, which again, if you turn a blind eye to the tactics the left has used against the Republicans, then you need to be accepting when it turns on you. Live by the sword, die by the sword.
Finally, she is rightfully critical on China and their plans to overtake the US regarding super power and Worldwide influence. Sadly, we can see how the WHO was either negligent at best, complicit at worse in allowing the Coronavirus to take hold worldwide in the greatest "pandemic" this planet has seen. Yes China gets a pass. No one wants to say anything negative about them. Even the NBA and other US companies are terrified as is Hollywood to criticize China. If the aforementioned were as open to criticize China as they are to criticize Trump, China would be less bold to do what they do.
I recommend this book for anyone looking to understand the POTUS. She has a unique perspective since she has served in multiple administrations.
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Post Hill Press (February 25, 2020)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches