Understanding Trump

Understanding Trump


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ISBN-13: 9781478923060
Publisher: Center Street
Publication date: 03/13/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 376
Sales rank: 60,172
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

NEWT GINGRICH is a former Speaker of the House and 2012 presidential candidate. He is a Fox News contributor and author of 34 books, including 14 New York Times bestsellers. Newt and his wife, Callista, host and produce documentary films. Recent films include The First American and Nine Days That Changed the World.

Table of Contents

Foreword Eric Trump xi

Introduction: Why This Book? xiii

Part 1 Understanding Trump

Chapter 1 From Queens to the White House 1

Chapter 2 The Four-Sided Table 23

Chapter 3 Winning, Big League 43

Part 2 Understanding the Rise of Trump

Chapter 4 The Rise of the IYI 63

Chapter 5 The Propaganda Media 79

Chapter 6 Toxic Identity Politics 99

Chapter 7 The Great Transition 119

Chapter 8 The Inaugural 131

Chapter 9 The Permanent Opposition 145

Part 3 The Four-Box Model for the trump Agenda

Chapter 10 The Safety Box 169

Chapter 11 The American Competitiveness Box 189

Chapter 12 The Health Box 215

Chapter 13 The Making-Government-Work Box 251

Chapter 14 Bringing Trump to States and Communities 271

Chapter 15 The Road Ahead 289

Appendix I The Intellectual Yet Idiot from Skin in the Game Nassim Nicholas Taleb 296

Appendix II The Speeches of Donald J. Trump 302

Endnotes 340

Acknowledgments 344

About the Author 348

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Understanding Trump 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best and promising. Encouraging,
Anti-Snowflake More than 1 year ago
After reading the reviews, it appears it's another way for snowflakes to have meltdowns. They probably didn't even read the book, just want to whine and cry about everything. Trump IS your President! #MAGA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Found the book very interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want to understand President Trump YOU need to read this book. I believe the biggest problem with many of the people they get their information from the liberal press who don't understand Trump nor do they try to understand him!
James Colyer More than 1 year ago
Newt Gingrich was Speaker of the House. He is a historian. He distinguishes between the old liberalism and the current Left. Liberalism embraced American values, whereas the Left rejects them. The Left sees the founding fathers as slave owners and America as an imperialist nation that does not deserve to exist. It sees society in terms of racism and sexism. The left decries normal, hard-working Americans as homophobes and Islamophobes. It sees them as bigots. Gingrich sees our nation divided in a way that it has not been since the Civil War. Surely, he has not forgotten Vietnam and the chaos of the late 60s. Still, it is a fact that The Left has gotten control of government, the media and academia. Schools and colleges are indoctrinating students with left-wing propaganda rather than providing them with real knowledge. Donald Trump was able to overcome media bias and defeat Hillary Clinton's billion dollar machine because he appealed to Americans as one people. Gingrich contends that Trump is the only person who could have done it. His themes of "America First" and "Make America Great Again" resonated with workers and the middle class. Voters were fed up with the establishments of both parties and flocked to Trump's rallies in cities across the country. Bush squandered trillions in the Middle East, while Obama left us 20 trillion in debt and with a depleted military. Obamacare failed, and our infrastructure decayed as billions were poured into defending everyone's borders but our own. Hillary wasted millions on attack ads while Trump used the social media, going directly to the people via facebook and twitter. Trump loves America, and it shows. He loves American workers. He is a great communicator in the same way Ronald Reagan was. He stuck to his themes of illegal immigration, trade deals and rebuilding America. Hillary offered no solution to our country's problems, and her contempt for Trump supporters was palpable, labeling them "a basket of deplorables." There has never been a president like Donald Trump. He has never held a political office nor has he been a general in the military. He is a businessman. He is a builder, a real estate mogul and TV personality. Still, he has great respect for the military and appointed generals James Mattis as his Secretary of Defense and John Kelly as his Secretary of Homeland Security. Trump himself spent 5 years at the New York Military Academy, where he graduated in 1964, attaining the rank of captain. From there, he attended Fordham University and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, where he got a bachelor's degree in economics. Americans voted for President Trump because they wanted change. The Washington bureaucracy will continue to resist Trump, both Democrats and Republicans, but he has a mandate. Trump will use his strength as a master negotiator and deal-maker. He will find ways to ensure that the federal government bends to the will of the people. This is his mission. Democrats and news agencies are resisting with fake news and outright lies in an attempt to undermine his agenda. The Left's effort to link Trump with Russia is absurd. We would be better served by an investigation into the felonies of Susan Rice and the murder of Seth Rich. The Left's hatred for Trump is not only unjustified. It is unnatural. The Left is drowning in its hatred. Mainstream media continues their attacks on Trump: CNN, the New York Times, Washington Post, NBC, CBS and ABC. Presid
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is worth the time to read. It’s very insightful and offers lots of ideas for making our country super great again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Trump wants the Best Life for EVERY American. Stop letting the media and the left-leaning educational system do your thinking for you, Do some independent research and discover that America is heading for third-world status unless Trump and others with some basic common sense can turn the ship around.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Moments of wadding through details tend to bog down the reading of this book until one realizes the complexity and research gathered to amalgamate vast amounts of information. A mixture of personal moments and reflections linked with studied perceptions of Trump push Gingrich ' s book to the top.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are the type who wants to read a full-throated endorsement of President Trump then this is your book. Newt has some decent ideas, but he is riding the Trump-train a little too hard for me.
Working46yrs More than 1 year ago
Great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A knowledgable writer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. Gingrich has written a very compelling and informative book which helps us all understand President Trump and his visions for America. Mr. Gingrich has a gift for making complex issues less so by taking the time to explain things in a manner that makes sense to the sensible. I highly recommend this wonderful book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's the best book in the world. Out of all the books I have read so far, this is the best book. You know it, I know it, everyone knows it. Buy this book, buy Ivanka Trump's book too while you're at it. Convfefe
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ohhhh wait, he is now shut up and start thinking because trump is pres and that isn't gonna change; he tought about the middle class and not just politics, and that is why he became pres. he thought about US and not just the money. I bet he's gonna be a good president
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book Newt!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book evet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Newt appears to be trying to stay relevant in any way he can. Sorry i wasted my money on this book better off just reading his tweets,since Mr Trump can speak for himself through tweets as he has told us many times
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Save money by reading his tweets.?