Triggered by Trump

Donald Trump can take credit for triggering an entire cottage industry – publishing books about his presidency. A score of the major books – a majority highly critical of his controversial time in the White House, but a few in support also –  are in a collage produced  by The New York Times. Books keep arriving hot off the presses  as we approach the presidential election in less than two months. Here are a few of the new ones:

Disloyal, A Memoir

Michael Cohen worked for President Donald Trump as his personal attorney and e once described himself as Trump’s fixer. He released the foreword of the book earlier, in which he characterized Trump as “a cheat, a liar, a fraud, a bully, a racist, a predator, a con man.”

Donald Trump V. The United States

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt chronicles the clash between a president and the officials of his own government who tried to stop him. A mention in the book about Trump’s ‘mysterious’ visit to Walter Reed Hospital provoked President Trump to deny mini-strokes.

Speaking for Myself

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was White House Press secretary for two years and defended her boss to the hilt, in her memoir never directly criticizes the president and takes aim at his detractors, including Hillary Clinton and John Bolton. She also writes, from her perspective, what Trump is like when the cameras are off.



Bob Woodward, famous for unearthing the Watergate scandal, has written a sequel to his 2018 book Fear: Trump in the White House. Woodward interviewed Trump several times in research for his book.  He contends that ‘a lot of angst and rage and distress’ was present in the GOP to which Trump replied that “I do bring rage out. I always have… I don’t know if that’s an asset or a liability, but whatever it is, I do. I also bring great unity out, ultimately. I’ve had many occasions like this, where people have hated me more than any human being they’ve ever met. And after it’s all over, they end up being my friends. And I see that happening here”.


Image courtesy of Collage courtesy NYT

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