The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America

The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America

by Jim Acosta

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New York Times bestseller.

From CNN’s veteran Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta, an explosive, first-hand account of the dangers he faces reporting on the current White House while fighting on the front lines in President Trump’s war on truth, featuring new material exclusive to the paperback edition. 

In Mr. Trump’s campaign against what he calls “Fake News,” CNN Chief White House Correspondent, Jim Acosta, is public enemy number one. From the moment Mr. Trump announced his candidacy in 2015, he has attacked the media, calling journalists “the enemy of the people.”

Acosta presents a damning examination of bureaucratic dysfunction, deception, and the unprecedented threat the rhetoric Mr. Trump is directing has on our democracy. When the leader of the free world incites hate and violence, Acosta doesn’t back down, and he urges his fellow citizens to do the same.

At Mr. Trump’s most hated network, CNN, Acosta offers a never-before-reported account of what it’s like to be the President’s most hated correspondent. Acosta goes head-to-head with the White House, even after Trump supporters have threatened his life with words as well as physical violence.

From the hazy denials and accusations meant to discredit the Mueller investigation, to the president’s scurrilous tweets, Jim Acosta is in the eye of the storm while reporting live to millions of people across the world. After spending hundreds of hours with the revolving door of White House personnel, Acosta paints portraits of the personalities of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Stephen Miller, Steve Bannon, Sean Spicer, Hope Hicks, Jared Kushner and more. Acosta is tenacious and unyielding in his public battle to preserve the First Amendment and #RealNews.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062916136
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/16/2020
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 420,833
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jim Acosta is CNN's chief White House correspondent, currently covering the Trump administration. He previously reported on the Obama administration from the White House and around the world. He regularly covers presidential press conferences, visits by heads of state, and issues impacting the executive branch of the federal government.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

1 Empty Frames 9

2 The First Lie 39

3 The Enemy 63

4 Russia, If You're Listening 81

5 Spicy Time 99

6 The Worst Wing 133

7 Charlottesville 149

8 "We Reap What We Sow …" 169

9 Dictators over Democracies 201

10 Humbled in Helsinki 227

11 The Rallies 253

12 Fear and Losing 273

13 A White House Smear 297

14 Revocation and Redemption 319

Epilogue: America, If You're Listening 345

Afterword 353

Acknowledgments 385

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