Trump in the White House

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Bob Woodward’s Fear: Trump in the White House told readers much of what they already knew: the president is a malicious idiot, and his administration is in a constant state of chaos and disorder. But apparently readers find comfort in what’s known: The book sold 750,000 copies as of Tuesday, its first day on sale, making it the fastest selling adult title since Go Set a Watchman in 2015.

Similarly, while you already know that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are both the very worst kind of shithead, there may be some comfort in the book’s anecdotes revealing, with some specificity, just how bad—tone deaf, incompetent, entitled, whatever—they really are.

The pair are depicted as nuisances to the likes of former White House chief strategist (and massive bigot) Steve Bannon and former White House chief of staff (and drippy coward) Reince Priebus, as well as occasional “voices of…



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