Karl prides himself on his spoons, which have been sought after by the media, but even more valuable is his narrative. He explains the split in Trump’s camp on election night and the ensuing chaos that led to when Rudy Giuliani and his entourage – or as others in the Trump circle have called “crazy people”. ” – began to allege a global voter fraud conspiracy involving Cuba, China, Spain, Venezuela, George Soros, Germany and CIA Director Gina Haspel, as well as Dominion and Smartmatic, the creators voting system. Karl shows how these lies, distortions, and lies are, and in his words, “odd” conspiracy theories that are not only lacking in merit, but utterly brilliant. Sometimes, Karl blames the people around Trump rather than the president himself. But it was Trump who abruptly fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper via tweet on November 9, throwing the Pentagon into chaos, and it was Trump who accepted the support of QAnon followers like the House of Representatives. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), who urges him to keep fighting. The overwhelming evidence gathered in “Treason” is that Trump sought and promoted the views of incompetent, unqualified, and dishonest people because they satisfied their arbitrary impulses and pursued his personal power.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/what-happens-when-the-administration-is-hinged-on-the-unhinged/2021/11/23/2336f1e0-496a-11ec-b8d9-232f4afe4d9b_story.html Book Review of Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show by Jonathan Karl