Cassidy Hutchinson’s explosive new book, titled “Enough,” provides a startling inside look into the Trump White House, revealing a level of chaos and lawlessness previously undisclosed. Hutchinson, a former White House aide, discloses a series of shocking events, including President Donald Trump’s erratic behavior in the aftermath of his election defeat, Chief of Staff Mark Meadows leaking classified documents, and allegations of sexual misconduct by Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, during the Capitol insurrection.
The book also uncovers hidden truths about major Republican figures, such as Speaker Kevin McCarthy, privately acknowledging Joe Biden’s victory while concealing this information from the American public. Hutchinson paints a vivid picture of a White House where unwavering loyalty to Trump resembled that of a criminal organization, placing loyalty to Trump above all else.
According to Cassidy, President Donald Trump lashed out unpredictably and made wild demands as he tried to undo his embarrassing election loss.
After the US Supreme Court declined to hear the bizarre lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, full of lies and false claims about the election, Trump raged at Meadows, “Why didn’t we make more calls? We needed to do more. … We can’t let this stand.”
Trump continued, “I don’t want people to know we lost, Mark. This is embarrassing. Figure it out.” Even then, when Meadows assured Trump he would work on it, Hutchinson’s irritation is with Meadows for giving Trump false hope, not with Trump for demanding that his delusions become reality.
Hutchinson’s narrative traces her remarkable journey from an idealistic Capitol Hill intern to a pivotal White House aide. She grapples with her internal turmoil before ultimately choosing to testify about the events of January 6th, providing damning insight into the inner workings of the West Wing.
The book reveals Mark Meadows not only as duplicitous but also as a convenient scapegoat for those reluctant to admit that Trump had lost touch with reality. Hutchinson’s assertion that Trump admitted defeat to Meadows aligns with previous witness accounts, adding another layer of credibility to her revelations.
Hutchinson’s account unveils a White House descending into lawlessness during its final weeks, with Meadows routinely incinerating documents. Trump’s relentless pressure on Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to uncover votes is yet another shocking revelation.
Amidst the Capitol attack, Hutchinson’s thoughts raced, contemplating the possibility of a coup. She writes of her determination to have a plan in place, a gripping account of her concerns during that fateful day.
Hutchinson, whose testimony during the House Select Committee hearings riveted the nation as she recounted Donald Trump’s dangerous behavior on that January 6, says in her book that Trump not only watched the attack on the Capitol on live TV, but that Trump also chanted along with the insurrectionists calling to “hang Mike Pence.”
I look through the peephole and see the back of his suit. I open the door to get his attention. The group is having a heated conversation about the rioters.
Mark sees me, and I point at the phone screen, where Jim’s caller ID is visible. He comes over to take the phone, propping the door open with his body as he talks to Jim.
I take a few steps back as Mark takes my place in the doorway and I strain to listen to both conversations. The TV in the oval dining room is blaring. The president is yelling.
What is he saying? I can’t make it out. I hear him say “hang” repeatedly. Hang? Hang? What’s that about? Mark hands his phone back to me. The cue for me to return to my desk.
Back in my office, my phone notifies me of a Trump tweet: “Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our country and our constitution, giving states a chance to certify a corrected set of facts, not the fraudulent or inaccurate ones which they were asked to previously certify. USA demands the truth!”
I’m struggling to process what’s happening as Mark, Pat Cipollone, Pat Philbin, and Eric Herschmann stumble back into the office. I overhear their conversation, and suddenly everything makes sense.
They are calling for the vice president to be hanged.
The president is okay with it.
He doesn’t want to do anything
He doesn’t think they’re doing anything wrong.
He thinks Mike is a traitor.
This is crazy. We need to be doing something more.”
Hutchinson, during his testimony before the January 6 committee, disclosed that Meadows informed Cipollone of Trump’s belief that Mike Pence “deserves it” and Trump’s assertion that he “doesn’t think [the insurrectionists are] doing anything wrong.”
Donald Trump had harbored high hopes that Mike Pence, acting in his official capacity, would postpone the election certification, potentially granting Trump the window he needed to subvert our democracy. However, when Pence opted for the bare minimum and refused to endorse the scheme, Trump’s fury knew no bounds. These revelations continue to unveil the depths of Trump’s moral decay, with seemingly no bottom in sight.