The single most revealing fact in the new Trump books 1

The single most revealing fact in the new Trump books

 

The explosive new books about Donald Trump are riddled with insider details about the former president … and it’s partly because he chose to sit down with the authors himself. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza examines Trump’s obsession with the media and his efforts to control the narrative.

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98 comments

    1. Im a Chris too but I can see the CNN crowd for what it is. A new proper hate cult religion comprised of a bunch of forced fake emotional feedings.

    2. @Peter Wilson Who is an avowed KKK member aside from former Democratic senator Robert Baird? Yes, marched in a parade in Democratic dominated NYC, to get favors with the politicians. Trump himself was a Democrat for many years. Depends on how you look at it. Hitler did bring the jet turbine, rockets, and many other things that technologically advanced humanity. There are a lot of Nazis these days. They are still socialist, still want all guns seized, speech police, currently illegal voting practices, and many more things to take away basic freedoms.

  1. I think I’ll write a Trump book too. There’s a whole section in Barnes & Nobles dedicated to books written about Trump.

  2. Trump comes off as one of those people who when arrested, would speak to the police constantly despite his lawyer telling him not to…

  3. I just read the Michael Bender’s book, it’s brilliant! It’s a hilarious comedy of errors, showing Idiocracy at its worst.
    For me the biggest takeaway was learning it was Rudy in 1988 who stopped a NY investigation into Trump laundering, in exchange for $2million in campaign donations for Rudy’s election.
    And that’s how Trump has always avoided prosecution.

    1. @Lodge Forte I could care less what you believe, just finished ” The Count of Monte Cristo” How about you? Coloring books don’t count.

  4. Except.. he didn’t count on the bad publicity that he himself created, is damaging his own brand, to the point of his brand being withdrawn from many of the buildings his own name is being removed. Which weakens his investments.. of course, he’ll take this off his taxes…

    1. @Aliza Kessler ohhh.. he didn’t create bad publicity with all his evil deeds AS president and even afterwards? Come on now….

    2. @Luan Nguyen Trump is enemy numero uno (and all GOP now) to Democracy… ya know that thing that protects EVERYONE’s freedom? Not just a few…

    3. @Woody Yep… the train has been running since at least 2015 for one ex president…. longer than that for the communist GOP..

  5. Rodger Stone has the same point of view. If you cant be famous then be infamous… I’d like for both of these poor specimens of human beings be cell mates. Now that would be an ultimate reality show…

    1. @Michael Lee investigated and ? Let me know when someone is convicted because right now only trump associates have been charged….but you guys can’t fathom that

    2. Top Wall Street Executives Say Inflation Could Be Worse Than Predicted
      BY July 18, 2021 Updated: July 18, 2021

    3. Media Mob CNN never cares about Massive group of illegal migrants flooding southern border crisis… But only care how to destroy its #1 enemy : President Donald Trump

  6. The most revealing thing is that we do know the worst in ourselves and we keep it under check. So, In Trump, we see the worst of a man unable to and empowered and unchecked.

    1. Absurd to compare this carefully crafted, molded, and enabled degenerate, with Human Nature. There isn’t a human being in recent memory that can compete with his level of deviancy

    2. Another YouTube bozo with a troll account. You’re all gimmicks desperately antagonizing in the comments because you know there’s nothing left for Donny but downhill. Have fun with whatever you’re smoking, I’m not hanging around your dumpster fire @M Hall

  7. That’s been obvious for years. The only shock is how some Americans like trump and continue to do so.

    1. Top Wall Street Executives Say Inflation Could Be Worse Than Predicted
      BY July 18, 2021 Updated: July 18, 2021

    2. @stgeorge28 but yet you do not mention the thousands and thousands of communist Democrats that have been rioting looting assaulting the police and burning down thousands of innocent peoples businesses in all your Democrat cities for the last two years? Yet you go back to one day and you can’t name any other day that .0001% or around 300 Trump Supporter‘s walked into the capital and took pictures. Your fake news is going to go to that every day for the next four years they completely ignore the violence and crime surging 1000% in all of your Democrat cities because you hate America and hate the police and it happens every single weekend. That’s your communist comparison?

    3. Media Mob CNN never cares about Massive group of illegal migrants flooding southern border crisis… But only care how to destroy its #1 enemy : President Donald Trump

  8. You’d have to be less than smart to believe that anyone is writing a positive book about a dumpster fire of a presidency. It’s obvious he’s been disconnected from reality for years.

    1. They say ‘any publicity is good publicity’ or ‘there’s no such thing as bad publicity’. Clearly this is not true otherwise Trump would serving a second term.

    2. I refuse to read anything you people write because WE all know you’ll are living in a alternate reality. Donald Trump lost the president and he’s also the reason Republicans lost the house and the senate. He was accused of sexual misconduct by 27 women and is currently under federal and state investigation by at least 5 states. His “University” and “Charity” were both forced to close because he was defrauding the very people that support him. Many law analysts AND members of his own believes he committed treasonous acts while president.

    3. Speaking of “revealing yourself” and alternate realities: “State Representative John Thompson, If you don’t expose yourself to multiple children, you ain’t black.” – Manchurian resident Joe Biden, probably. #AnotherDemKidDiddler #weird

    4. Because there are evil people out there who have nothing better to do but write a book of hate and lies

  9. His need of the limelight is so insatiable. He is willing to bankrupt his moral and monetary accounts to fill that need.

    1. @Olivia Turner What do you mean? The news stills talks about him all the time. Damn, people still writing books about him to make money.

    2. So let me see if I’m following… Authors are cashing in on stupid people and their undying hatred of Trump… and that means Trump needs the limelight?

      You people are parodies of yourselves.

    3. Top Wall Street Executives Say Inflation Could Be Worse Than Predicted
      BY July 18, 2021 Updated: July 18, 2021

    1. Speaking of “revealing yourself”: “State Representative John Thompson, If you don’t expose yourself to multiple children, you ain’t black.” – Manchurian resident Joe Biden, probably. #AnotherDemKidDiddler #weird

    2. that makes a total of 20 or so, i have to listen to the orange clown for 20 seconds and i know everyhing i need to know, without reading one of them

  10. “Being talked bad about is better than not being talked about at all”
    yet this entire series is 90% talking about Donald Trump

    1. @Political Legacy I mostly stopped watching this series since it feels like grasping at straws to complain about DJT for views – I’m over it

  11. He played the NY media perfectly. They used him to sell their crappy magazines. The could have destroyed his phony “career” 40 years ago by telling everyone he was a quasi illiterate, uneducated grifter. Instead they elevated him to the status of “golden boy” and he rode that b.s. all the way to the Oval Office.

    1. You simplified by missing out The Apprentice, which helped create an image of a pretended competence that he never had.

    2. @Andrew Mitchell True. However step one was the prostitution of the NY media. He never coulda been a reality TV star without that groundwork already in place.

    1. @President Got Talent The former guy never read his briefing book (I suppose because it didn’t have drawings included). Biden does each morning. Enough said.

    2. @Logan M Why would you conclude this? He is the legitimate president. The electoral college properly voted for him.

    3. Media Mob CNN never cares about Massive group of illegal migrants flooding southern border crisis… But only care how to destroy its #1 enemy : President Donald Trump

  12. The end of Trump’s presidency is likely no different from the first four years. Towards the end, Trump just didn’t have the benefit of all those political publicists who were able to shield the worst of his incompetence from the public.

  13. The single most revealing fact in the new Trump books…
    Is that he’s out of his freakin’ mind. But that’s not a revelation but a long established fact.

    1. @Jock Young I don’t see encouraging people to vote as necessarily a good thing. There are too many people who do not keep up with what’s going on and couldn’t make a well informed decision.

    2. @Jock Young In ballot harvesting they can just tell these older people how to fill it out and get them to sign. How would anyone be able to know that fraud to place in that situation? It matters how votes are handled and delivered.

    3. Media Mob CNN never cares about Massive group of illegal migrants flooding southern border crisis… But only care how to destroy its #1 enemy : President Donald Trump

  14. “I don’t care what the newspapers say about me as long as they spell my name right.”― P. T. Barnum ― P. T. Barnum

    1. Massive evidence out of AZ and Georgia. Congress needs to decertify Bidens electors as the proof is there.

  15. The accuracy of these books is probably about as accurate as CNN’s reporting on the Covington student. 🙂

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