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Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics

Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics

by Chris Christie


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The instant New York Times-bestselling memoir from the outspoken former governor—an "explosive" (Guardian) "must read" (Hugh Hewitt) account of Chris Christie's life in politics including his "not to miss" (Entertainment Weekly) insights into Donald Trump.
After dropping out of the 2016 presidential race, Chris Christie stunned the political world by becoming the first major official to endorse Donald Trump. A friend of Trump's for fifteen years, the two-term New Jersey governor understood the future president as well as anyone in the political arena—and Christie quickly became one of Trump's most trusted advisers. Tapped with running Trump's transition team, Christie was nearly named his running mate. But within days of Trump's surprise victory over Hillary Clinton, Christie was in for his own surprise: he was being booted out.

In Let Me Finish, Christie sets the record straight about his tenure as a corruption-fighting prosecutor and a Republican running a Democratic state, as well as what really happened on the 2016 campaign trail and inside Trump Tower. Christie takes readers inside the ego-driven battles for Trump's attention among figures like Steve Bannon, Corey Lewandowksi, Reince Priebus, Kellyanne Conway, Jeff Sessions, and Paul Manafort. He shows how the literal trashing of Christie's transition plan put the new administration in the hands of self-serving amateurs, all but guaranteeing the Trump presidency's shaky start. Christie also addresses hot-button issues from his own years in power, including what really went down during Bridgegate. And, for the first time, Christie tells the full story of the Kushner saga: how, as a federal prosecutor, Christie put Jared Kushner's powerful father behind bars—a fact Trump's son-in-law makes Christie pay for later.

Packed with news-making revelations and told with the kind of bluntness few politicians can match, Christie's memoir is an essential guide to understanding the Trump presidency.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316421812
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 01/28/2020
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 504,387
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Chris Christie is an American politician, former United States Attorney, and political commentator who served as the 55th Governor of New Jersey from 2010 to 2018. During his tenure, he chaired the Republican Governors Association and President Trump's Opioid and Drug Abuse Commission. Christie became an ABC News contributor in 2018 after leaving office.

Table of Contents

Introduction Bannon Blinks 1

Part 1 Becoming Chris

1 Family Values 15

2 Jersey Boy 26

3 Learning Curve 35

4 Hurry Up 49

Part 2 Corruption Fighter

5 Law Man 67

6 Summer Chaos 81

7 Family Feud 92

Part 3 Tough Guv

8 Minority Party 109

9 Youtube Governor 123

10 Blown Away 140

11 Heavy Stuff 155

12 Red Landslide 165

13 Jammed Up 171

14 Slow Walk 185

Part 4 Campaign Trail

15 It's Showtime 197

16 Team Donald 215

17 Peer Review 228

18 Jared's Meltdown 242

19 Self-Inflicted 255

20 Right Way 266

21 Veep Stakes 276

22 Unconventional Wisdom 289

23 It's Debatable 302

24 Hot Mic 317

Part 5 President Trump

25 Believe It 335

26 No Thanks 350

27 Mr. President 363

28 Opioid Beach 377

29 Price Paid 386

Epilogue 399

Acknowledgments 405

Index 411

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