Ever since Trump came to power, there has been a shower of tell-all publications regarding his administration, life, and family. The books tend to fall into one of the two categories; those penned by scholars and journalists, and those authored by family members, relatives, and intimate friends of the Trumps. The three books on the presidency of Donald Trump presidency that I have listed are definitely worth a read.
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Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump
Author: Michael Cohen
A book initially barred of a publication, achieved a physical form eventually, and for good. It is written by Michael Cohen, who was once Donald Trump’s fiercest deputy, most loyal advocate, closest friend, and a very trusted confidant.
A first-hand witness recount of the internal workings of Trump’s business empire, electoral campaign, and presidency, the book narrates stories never heard before. Cohen writes about Trump’s racist remarks directed at people like Nelson Mandela and Barak Obama and his downgrading views on women. He recounts Donald Trump’s brutality, mortification, and mistreatment towards his family members ad employees. Cohen does not shy away from engaging in the intense topics whether it be the current president’s engagement in tax fraud or his general unyielding inclination to lie, overstate, misinform, or manipulate.
An eye-opening book that paints the president as a sexist, racist, homophobic, dishonest, and fraud person, has led its readers to question the competence of Donald Trump as the president of the United States. The book is first of its kind as no Donald Trump “tell-all” book that came before it was authored by a lawyer who worked in close association with Trump for many years. As Trump’s trusted confidant and advocate, Cohen was privy to information and facts, both true and highly classified in nature. This book is also very timely as it may be the last chance for the masses who were betrayed by Trump to face facts and avoid voting for him a second time.
Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady
Author: Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
The book is written by Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who is a former director of special events at Vogue, producer of nine legendary Met Galas, and a former close friend and trusted advisor of Melania Trump. Wolkoff first met Melania in 2003 and their friendship deepened over the years. Wolkoff was by Melania’s side as she raised her son and worked through her extremely scrutinized marriage. Their friendship fell apart when Wolkoff was made the fall guy for inauguration finance irregularities and Melania did not come to her defense.
This book is a frank and touching recount by Wolkoff that takes the readers into Trump Tower and the White House narrating a humorous, exciting, and tear-jerking tale of Wolkoff’s close relationship with the current first lady, a woman not many people understand in actuality. Stephanie describes how Melania reacted to the Access Hollywood tape and her husband’s affair with Stormy Daniels. She comments on Melania’s relationship with Ivanka. She gives her opinion on whether Melania is happy about being the First Lady. And lastly, she narrates her side of the Inauguration finance irregularities story.
The book is a wonderful read. The writer expends no time looking for sympathy points for herself. Instead, she presents a brash and intimate glance at her transitory friendship with Melania Trump as it transforms from close friends and trusted advisors into oblivion when the First Lady uses her as a sacrificial lamb to save herself from yet another scandal.
You will come to know about Melania’s acceptance of the uncanny behavior of her husband, as well as her let-it-be temperament towards regulations, the disadvantaged of the world, and the simply evil materialism during the planning process of the Inauguration.
Get your hands on this book via Amazon for $16.80.
Donald Trump v. The United States: Inside the Struggle to Stop a President
Author: Michael S. Schmidt
This book is another sample of unmatched reporting by the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Michael S. Schmidt. In efforts to bring to light the most important political stories of our times, he recounts the battle between President Trump and the officials of his government as they tried to confront and contain the president’s attempts at shredding norms and expanding his power.
Bringing to light many important incidents of the Trump regime, Schmidt takes us on a journey of exploration of the defining events of the presidency, analyzing them closely. He documents the conflict between a progressively emboldened president and people in his surroundings, who had no choice but to try to obstruct the man they had vowed to serve as they were uncertain of Trump’s intentions. Through their accounts, we observe the epic struggle they had to encounter in trying to figure out whose interest was Trump’s priority, the nation, his ego, his business empire, or the Russian Federation.
Using secret White House and FBI files as well as top-secret sources inside federal law enforcement and the West Wing, the book is an important piece of journalism that presents a lasting account of how very weak and susceptible the foundations of American democracy are.
Well written, professionally published, with language typical of the characters contained within, this book is definitely worth your time and the thinking. Buy it on Amazon for $18. You will not regret it if you are a political junkie like I am.
With the next presidential elections just around the corner, I would highly recommend you get your hands on one of these books to get a close-up of the presidency of Donald Trump so that you make an informed decision.
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