“If it seems as if this book is going to pull no punches, that’s right. And it shouldn’t. Because, as the contents make clear, Trump didn’t just fail to provide for the nation in the face of a deadly pandemic, he deliberately failed. Making this the greatest crime in modern American history.” — Mark Sumner, Daily Kos
"Jonathan Vankin adds up what has been gained from the harrowing ordeal of Donald Trump as president these past years. Vankin was a true parapolitical scholar since before Trump turned conspiracy theories into the central American spectacle. Must reading as a guidepost for where we go from here."
--Kenn Thomas, author, Trumpocalypse Now: The Triumph of the Conspiracy Spectacle
"Was Donald Trump America's most incompetent president, or something even worse? Vankin makes a compelling case that the former guy's COVID response wasn't botched,
but a calculated assault against the country he led".
-- Jeff Wise, author, The Taking of MH370
"Books on Donald Trump are becoming a publishing industry. But one book is different – and possibly more important than most: Jonathan Vankin’s Close to Zero. Vankin takes a radically new and decidedly alarming view: Trump didn’t simply blunder in enabling Covid’s hundred of thousands of deaths, he intended to cause them. Vankin’s rigorous analysis of public records, supported by powerful, precise writing and a treasure-trove of footnotes, goes a long way in proving this mens rea and in doing so casts an unforgiving light on the conduct and ultimate legacy of this historically contentious figure."
--Brent Filson, founder, the Filson Leadership Group, Inc.
and author of the multi-book series, The Leadership Talk™ System.
"If you need just one book to relive some of the most stomach turning tragedies that occurred during the Trump presidency, look no further than Jonathan Vankin's Close To Zero, the most in-depth examination yet of Trump's response, or lack thereof, to the Covid-19 virus that seemingly raged unchecked in the U.S. throughout the darkest days of 2020. Close To Zero, while certainly not for the faint hearted, or for those who just want to 'move on,' will serve as a stark reminder to future generations exactly why
'elections have consequences.'"
- Adam Gorightly, author Saucers, Spooks and Kooks: UFO Disinformation in the Age of Aquarius