Let Trump Be Trump: The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency

Let Trump Be Trump: The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency

by Corey R. Lewandowski, David N. Bossie


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A New York Times Bestseller and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller!

LET TRUMP BE TRUMP: THE INSIDE STORY OF HIS PRESIDENCY is the ultimate behind-the-scenes account of how he became President of the United States.

Donald Trump was a candidate, and now a president, like none that have come before. His startling rise to the White House is the greatest political tale in the history of our republic. Much has been written about this once-in-a-millennial event but all of those words come from authors outside the orbit of Donald Trump.

Now, for the first time, comes the inside story.

Written by the guys in the room-two of Trump's closest campaign advisors-Let Trump Be Trump is the eyewitness account of the stories behind the headlines. From the Access Hollywood recording and the Clinton accusers, to Paul Manafort, to the last-moment comeback and a victory that reads like something out of the best suspense novel, Let Trump Be Trump pulls back the curtain on a drama that has mesmerized the whole world-including the palace intrigues of the Mooch, Spicer, Preibus, Bannon, and more.

By turns hilarious and intimate, Let Trump Be Trump also offers a view of Donald Trump like you've never seen him, the man whose success in business was built not only on great skill but on loyal relationships and who developed the strongest of bonds with the band of outsiders and idealists who became his team because they believed in him and his message.

Written by Trump's campaign manager, the fiery Corey Lewandowski, and Dave Bossie, the consummate political pro and the plaintiff in the famous Citizens United Supreme Court case who helped steer the last critical months of the Trump campaign, Let Trump Be Trump is destined to be the seminal book about the Trump campaign and presidency.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781546083306
Publisher: Center Street
Publication date: 12/05/2017
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 232,279
Product dimensions: 2.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Corey R. Lewandowski currently serves as president and CEO of Lewandowski Strategic Advisors, LLC. He previously served as the chief political advisor and campaign manager to Donald J. Trump for President. Prior to that, he was an executive for Americans for Prosperity. Lewandowski appears regularly on television and serves as an on-the-record spokesman to major print outlets. He is a contributor to The Hill newspaper, serves as senior advisor to America First Policies, President Trump's Super PAC, and was recently named a visiting fellow at Harvard University. Corey previously served as a certified police officer with the state of New Hampshire, where he lives with his wife, Alison, and their four children, Abigail, Alex, Owen, and Reagan.

David N. Bossie has served as president of Citizens United since 2001 and is a Fox News contributor. Beginning in August 2016, Bossie served as deputy campaign manager for Donald J. Trump for President and then as deputy executive director of the Presidential Transition Team. In 2015, Bossie was ranked number two in Politico's top 50 most influential people in American politics. In 2016, he was elected Republican national committeeman from Maryland. David, proudly served as a volunteer firefighter for over 15 years in Maryland where he lives with his wife, Susan and their four children, Isabella, Griffin, Lily and Maggie.

Table of Contents

1 Election Night 1

2 House Money 17

3 New Hampshire 27

4 You're Hired 43

5 The Island of the Misfit Toys 55

6 The Golden Escalator 73

7 Up in the Air 87

8 The Delegate Hunter 113

9 Thurston Howell III 135

10 The Ground Game 153

11 Digital Madness 167

12 The High Road 181

13 The Hurricane 195

14 The Race to the Bottom 209

15 Fake News 227


The Transition 243

In the Oval 253

Acknowledgments 266

Index 269

About the Authors 278

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Let Trump Be Trump: The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good insight to a crazy once in a lifetime political triumph by an outsider. President Trump's life long love for this country is rare. His energy and drive for greatness is a blessing and gift to our country. President Trump is the right person at the right time, warts and all. The whole of the man is Making America Exceptional Again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fascinating view from inside the Trump campaign. Trumps’s stamina alone is stunning. After months of being along for the roller coaster ride of the election, this pulls back the curtain and explains what has captivated the country. Inspiring!
Blondi2 More than 1 year ago
Good book. Easy read. Read the Art of the Deal and you will quickly see why Trump is going to be a great President. Make America Great Again!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic, fast, fun and emotional look into the Trump campaign . A wild ride that ends in a triumphant Presidency. Book really does let the reader see the real Trump in perpetual motion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved reading about what happened behind-the-scenes of the campaign... Great book, just started American Pravda by James O'Keefe seems to be a good read...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome behind the scenes look at the Trump team. They should be proud to have helped the "boss" usher in the renewal of this great county.God bless President Trump.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this truly gave a recap of what really took place. People were fed up with the bureaucracy in Washington and wanted an outsider to turn things around. They did not want the scandal of the Clinton family back in power. It provides insight into the beginning days. This book was not meant to be a criticism though an account of what went on from insiders. Surely it was expected to have a positive spin, but I think for the most part it does provide a good synopsis of what happened in recent history when an outsider succeeded in preventing one off the largest political families in recent history take office again. Thank goodness in my opinion, regardless of what people think of Trump.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book from cover to cover. The authors' inside knowledge of the candidate and the campaign was evident throughout. Every page was filled with details that kept me so enthralled that once I began reading, I could not put it down. One of the most well-written, entertaining, informative books that I have ever read. Non-stop joy on every page. Truly a must read if you really want to know "what really happened," and why Donald Trump won!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it and you'll see that there is far more to Trump than what the elite Media tries to convince you. This was truly a David vs Goliath victory, and its because of a great American who loves this country, has a dream for it shared by millions and a loyal driven team that refused to be disuaded by the orga nized media and established entrenched career politicians. Its a quintessentially American story even more amazing because it really happened and we watched it live.
carolebarrelND More than 1 year ago
Great book. Love reading about our president from people who either love him, respect him, or just want to be a part of his presidency. What you see, what you hear from the man himself, Donald Trump, is just who he is. I think he will be a great president once all is said and done - - if the deep state doesn't destroy him first. I would rather have someone like him in the office of the presidency that someone who is suave, cool, and completely sneakily underhanded.
susanwalkergirl More than 1 year ago
An Interesting and Insightful Look at President Trump, His Unique Campaign and Why He Won So why would a conservative gal who backed Ted Cruz for President want to read Let Trump Be Trump – The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency by Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie? If you had told me two years ago that I would read a book about President Trump, I wouldn’t have believed you. When Trump was the Republican Presidential candidate, I was not happy and had to decide, would I rather Hillary be President or Donald Trump. Looking at his time in office I see the President has kept a lot of his campaign promises and has made many conservative choices. That’s why I wanted to read this book, to have some insight into President Trump from the people who worked hard to help elect him President. I’m glad I took the time to read Let Trump Be Trump. It was interesting to learn how he came to toss his hat in the ring for President. It’s hard to forget the crazy 2016 Presidential election and I found it fascinating to read about what was going during the campaign and behind the scenes with Trump and within his inner circle. There are times I’d like to have the ability to delete some of Trump’s tweets, unpolished comebacks and offhanded remarks. There are times I like President Trump’s unpretentious communication. I appreciate that he is a fighter and truthteller, albeit unpolished, and he doesn’t take the garbage that the press tries to fling at him. In Let Trump Be Trump, the reader will learn about episodes during the campaign and from his life that helped make this man who he is or reveal what he’s like. Despite his volatile temper and untamed mouth, Trump has lot of people who have worked for him over the years that are very loyal. In this book you’ll find some insight into why that is. I give a thumb’s up and recommend Let Trump Be Trump by Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie. It was an interesting and insightful read. There’s some profanity in this book related to conversations by Trump and the people who worked with him, so if that’s something that bothers you, you may want to pass on reading this book. I would like to thank NetGalley and Hachette Book Group, Inc for the opportunity to read Let Trump Be Trump in exchange for an honest review. I was under no obligation to give a favorable review.
andrea helfrich More than 1 year ago
Amazing insight into the campaign of an individual that is still changing all the rules of American politics. A must read for anyone that is interested in how the game will be changing and likely for the better.
TUDORQUEEN More than 1 year ago
This is a memoir recounting one of the most incredible U.S. Presidential elections in history, when Republican Donald J. Trump triumphed over Democrat Hillary Clinton in November 2016. The book is co-authored by two men who were on the inside and integral to the success of now President Trump's campaign: Corey Lewandowski, Campaign Manager and David Bossie, Deputy Campaign Manager. The book begins on Election Day when early reporting and returns looked bleak for Mr. Trump. However, the only real poll that counts comes from the one that takes place in the voting booth. Corey and David take you through that nerve-riddled Election day from the inside. Then the story reverts back to Mr. Trump's early aspirations and feelers about running for President, and that day in July 2015 when he descended from the escalator in Trump Tower to declare his candidacy for the Presidency of the United States. There are a few cute factoids, most notably what President Trump likes to eat and the lengths to which staff would go to serve it to him fresh and warm (following rallies). Above all else, Donald J. Trump respects and expects loyalty. You won't find any dirt here; this book is written by steadfastly loyal friends and colleagues. I am a very political person, but don't like to read political books. However, this was nicely written and I enjoyed it. Thank you to Center Street Publishing who provided me an advance reader copy via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The only people who will not enjoy this book are those who do not appreciate history, drive, success or what it takes to truly turn a country around.
loyolanaveendonnayyonex 10 months ago
Trump and his family will rule America for good for next 20 plus years. He is a fireball a highly energetic person. Who only wants the 'finer things.' And I wonder if Steve winwood song back in the high life again is written about Trump This song got the grammy in the 80s. I also swaw th Group during their America visit along with Santana. early 2000. iin todays corrupt world where no one knows what they are don and are lazy or fearful to ask the right question and improve lives, Trump matters. Scandals galore and Trump has his job cut out: for example in the school ood program, tyson foods a fund raises/donation giver to clinotns are scaamming $billions annually. the digital economy fraud. telecom mobil towers are all frauding. Why cant mobile service use the now 'defunct ' short wave radio frequencies? did radio stations such as such as bbc world need 1000s of towers to send signals? no. this is aibig scam. Telcos and Chips makers like skyworks/qualcom, fujitsu, huawei are spending 100s of billion developing parts for smartphone as the mm wave in the high frequency band used for 3g and 4g etc require too many power amps to maintain signal level. that is why you can see in Europe the rich nations the 'downlaod speed' for 4g network is 30 mpbs or more. whereas in poor corrupt india etc the spped is only 7 mbps max. Despite using the same GHZ bandwidth. So you see 'bandwidth and frequency does not matter. it is all fraud. to make money and give us radiation. I have seen in my doctors eyes, heart clinic so many young people with eye diseases such as cataract, glaucoma BP. it is all due to this digital and so called lcd screens of phones, and laptops. in fact one of our family friend he is a tp eye doc very wealthy he can import food also for his personal needs in india and ironically he is also wearing glasses. When i told some of my doctors about how a Dr john bergman a honest chiropractor in LA is exposing the medicine scams for treating heart disease they just wont listen to me. Becasue these doc like the telcos are having 'slaes' targets set by the evil merck, JnJ my DAd who awas with Wellcome foundation and he had met also noble prixe winner hitching in the 70s during hs 'temple' viist t chennai, and so dad used to explain that docs are sob's because he and his agents only tell doc what medicine are good. Doc are just ignorant. our home was like a small pharmacy and fmcg distributing to chemist some compliments and friends. yes no wonder we had lots of friends and festival times unlimited gift boxes will be at home. Therefor digital bandwidth etc ia a hoax. Trump will soon find out the truth. in fact i got this data online an American company is tracking the entire globale for mobile service quality. I forogt the name. Big fish: When Trump goes 'fishing' he always get th big fish. So in his biography which i read long ago he has a picture of him holding a big salmon that he caught on his many fishing trips. etc. Trump reminds of my middle school 9th and 10th Math teacher who is also brutally honest and challenged us with all kinds of problems and also explained entire dirty politics at stafff level iat school and why he was refused high school maths classes despite being th best.. Hi, this is Trump and 'you're fired' Just shoot from the hip
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Great read. Enjoyed hearing what happened behind the scenes. Everyone should read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book!!!! HIGHLY RECCOMMEND!!!!!
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Enjoyed reading about what went on behind the great presidential win!!
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