New children's book to Congress: 'You Have to F---ing Lead'
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A new children’s book has a not exactly kid-friendly message for Congress: “You have to f---ing lead.”

The $10 book, poised to be released on Oct. 16, is a sequel to one from 2017 — “Stop F---ing Tweeting and go the F--- to Sleep, Mr. President” — from the same anonymous author.


The book, written and illustrated under a Trump administration-inspired pseudonym, John Spreincer McKellyanne Huckamucci, portrays lawmakers as popular children’s characters as it rails against what it describes as their ineffectiveness.

On one page of “You Have to F---ing Lead,” images of House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanHow does the 25th Amendment work? Sinema, Fitzpatrick call for long-term extension of Violence Against Women Act GOP super PAC drops .5 million on Nevada ad campaign MORE (R-Wis.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerTrump, GOP regain edge in Kavanaugh battle READ: President Trump’s exclusive interview with Hill.TV The Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump slams Sessions in exclusive Hill.TV interview | Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI investigation MORE (D-N.Y.) are superimposed on the faces of Care Bears, with the author writing:

"Our president rages and tweets and gloats,
While our country, tired and angry, continues to regress.
You robocalled me during breakfast and begged for my vote,
So why the f--- won’t you step up and undo this mess?"

Another page shows House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiDemocrats opposed to Pelosi lack challenger to topple her Sinema, Fitzpatrick call for long-term extension of Violence Against Women Act Internal RNC poll shows Pelosi is more popular than Trump: report MORE (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDoug Jones to McConnell: Don't 'plow right through' with Kavanaugh Kavanaugh accuser agrees to testify next week GOP, Kavanaugh accuser struggle to reach deal MORE (R-Ky.) and Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzViral video shows O’Rourke air-drumming to the Who’s ‘Baba O’Riley’ after Cruz debate Five takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate NY Times, McCabe give Trump perfect cover to fire Rosenstein, Sessions MORE (R-Texas) appearing as the ravenous animals in the classic kids’ game, Hungry Hungry Hippos.

“The rich are eating the poor.
The middle class continues to bleed.
I know you’re too arrogant to answer my question.
But remember that promise you made to lead?” the book asks.

The paperback slams President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Trump sells U.N. reorganizing and Kavanaugh allegations dominate Ex-Trump staffer out at CNN amid “false and defamatory accusations” Democrats opposed to Pelosi lack challenger to topple her MORE, portraying him as an oversized baby while eviscerating lawmakers:

“We need someone with backbone, common sense and grit,
To stand up to this clown and clean up all your shit.”

Its author — who says they use a pseudonym because their day job and relatives "wouldn't appreciate my actual name being attached to books that wade into politics" — tells ITK they hope the book "lets people seethe and (hopefully) chuckle at the same time.”

The aim, according to the writer, is to create a shared experience where "people pass the book around or simply sit and read it together" as a form of "catharsis."