Mnuchin is also credited with persuading Trump to make a conventional choice as he named the head of the Federal Reserve and coaxing him to sign the pandemic relief bill called the CARES Act, which helped America fight the Covid-19 and endure its economic impact.
That Mnuchin had to put so much effort into coaxing Trump to do the right things and blocking his instinct to do terrible things aligns with all we know about the 45th president. From the beginning of his term to the end, chaos emanated from the White House. Though many hoped he might “pivot” toward normalcy, he never did stop making a mockery of his office.
With his sights set now on a return to office in 2024, it’s no surprise we’re getting new details on just how bad things were the first time around. As they tell us how bad it really was, insiders are doing their best to warn against going back there.
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