How Trump Turned the Presidency Into His Personal Book Club for Dummies

One of the most notable observations that historians will make about Donald Trump’s presidency is how little he engaged in any presidential activities. And this is not just a commentary on his infantile behavior, petty boorishness, and just plain ugly bigotry. He spends more time watching Fox News, golfing, and headlining staged hate festivals to feed his malignant ego and rile up his glassy-eyed cult followers, than he does presidenting.

Donald Trump, Crippled America

In addition to those diversions from the dreary duties of upholding the Constitution and promoting the general welfare, Trump has spent an inordinate amount of time promoting the literary aspirations of his friends. If you didn’t know better you might think he wasn’t the Commander-in-Chief, but the PR flack for a failing, right-wing publishing company.

So in order to have a record of the President’s list of books he almost certainly hasn’t read, but thinks that you ought to, here are the tomes (79 so far) for which he has exploited his White House position in order serve as the huckster for crackpot conservative authors:

And of course there’s this work of dystopian fear mongering that launched Trump’s campaign:

You might notice something that these books have in common. Most of them are either slobbering suck ups to Trump or blithering attacks on his critics. Apparently Trump doesn’t read anything that isn’t about himself. Even so, no thoughtful person will believe that Trump, who can’t be bothered to read a three page national security briefing (unless it’s filled with pictures and positive references to himself), actually read all of these snoozers. And it’s also interesting to note that eight of these books are by people associated with Fox News. That must be part of the contract Trump has with the network. They slavishly advance his candidacy and administration, he sells the cheesy, unreadable books their shills write.

This is just another of the unprecedented variances from the norm that Donald Trump has pioneered. No other president has spent so much time or personal capital hawking self-exalting books written by his friends. That’s because every other president would have considered it unseemly, unethical, and a vulgar abuse of power that dishonors the office. But then again, “vulgar abuse of power that dishonors the office” is pretty much the mission statement of the Trump regime.

For a collection of books that are more enlightening, truthful, and that can have a more positive impact on the nation going forward, visit the News Corpse Recommendations page on Amazon. You’ll find some some truly valuable contributions to the contemporary political discourse, including my own (like the one below).

How Fox News Deceives and Controls Their Flock:
Fox Nation vs. Reality: The Fox News Cult of Ignorance.
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UPDATE: In addition to the books above that Trump is pimping, there are others that he harshly criticizes. But none more so than the book by veteran investigative journalist Bob Woodward: Fear: Trump in the White House. As of mid-September he has posted a record nine tweets warning Trump’s cult followers to avoid this singularly dangerous opus.


3 thoughts on “How Trump Turned the Presidency Into His Personal Book Club for Dummies

  1. “Vulgar abuse of power that dishonors the office” of the presidency as tRump’s mission statement? You’re too kind.

  2. There’s just one glaring problem with this Trump hocking…he doesn’t read and for sure neither do the Trumpeters he is hocking the books too…a waste of time for sure, for those that do read wont pay a dime for any of those right-wing page spreads…

  3. Isn’t the title of his book missing his favourite letter in front?

    “I Crippled America”. It has his picture which fits.

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