I must admit I was in two minds about whether or not to read this book. I hate Donald Trump with a passion. Just seeing his smug, orange mug on TV is enough to set me off on one. But I reckoned that it is best to know your enemy, so I braved it.
This book was originally written in the early ’90s and has been reissued to tie in with Trump’s presidential campaign. Barrett has written a completely new and lengthy introduction to include what he knew of the campaign at the time of going to press. All I can say is that my suspicions of the duplicity, lies, questionable company and complete disregard for the rules that don’t suit him appear to be not only true, but worse than I ever expected.
I have to be honest here and state that I only got as far as reading about the underhanded business tactics of his father Fred before having to put the book down before my blood pressure went through the roof.
The quality of writing is superb and the author makes his case calmly and in a considered manner, so unlike the antics of the man himself. This is quality journalism and once I’ve calmed down a bit, I will go back and read more. I just wish more Americans would be aware of exactly what Trump is before the election in November.
Read this as your blood pressure allows you, but please read it.
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.