In one detailed case, “I Alone” argues that the catastrophe of 2020 was the result of Trump’s conspiracy to put political views above all, including American public life. In an election year, Trump had more to do with the health of the economy than public health.
Another thread is that Trump’s weak presence forced him to make decisions that were often criticized by the American people.
The former president did not wear a mask during the global epidemic because “people tell me it makes me look weak.” Trump said he thinks he can beat Biden because he is “weak.” Trump complained to Attorney General William Barr that the 2020 protests in Portland and Seattle “made me look weak.”
When Trump signed the Covid-19 deal, he refused to go to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center because “he was worried about how he would become weaker and weaker – and the country -“.
“I’m Alone” began in late December 2019 and early January 2020 with the President’s shameful indifference to the first races and reports about COVID-19. The author describes Trump as ignoring the initial warning report about the coronavirus in the novel included in the President’s Daily Brief.
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said “the White House leadership does not seem to be taking this threat seriously.” At one point, Trump did not know the CDC reported to HHS.