The world is poised to be smothered under an avalanche of books recounting Donald J. Trump’s closing days in power, each one revealing juicy details about the alleged but probable upheaval inside his administration and turbulent campaign. One of them is called I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year — not to be confused with Michael Wolff’s Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency, which produced the story about him reportedly praising Hitler — and one of its gems is a story about his second-oldest son unloading on some poor campaign data analysts for, like, not making numbers be better for his daddy.
Don Jr. is the Trump son who is prone to big meltdowns, but according to Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker of The Washington Post, it was Eric who gave their hapless data analysts a piece of his non-math-knowing mind. According to an article published by the journal, Eric boasted to his acquaintances that his father would receive 322 electoral votes — exactly 90 votes less than he received.
As the night progressed and the absentee ballots began to pour in, Joe Biden allegedly took out his rage on the math folks for not being math magicians.
“The election is being stolen,” the president’s 36-year-old son said. “Where are these votes coming from? How is this legit?”
He yelled at the campaign’s data analysts, as if it were their fault that his father’s early leads over Biden were shrinking. ”We pay you to do this,” he said. “How can this be happening?
Eric has disputed the outburst, but it appears that his older brother is in charge of that.
I’m the only one who can help. It will be released on July 20, but the sample contains some interesting details, such as the fact that “Hail to the Chief” was actually played shortly before Trump’s odd (and seemingly off-script) broadcast statement at 2 a.m., in which he openly bemoaned the night’s turn. The rest, as they say, is history…which, more than a year later, still hasn’t come to a conclusion.