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

ByCorey R. Lewandowski

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jimmy cornillez
As a Trump supporter I followed the campaign closely, this book is an accurate step by step account of the Trump Campaign. The account moves quickly and there is never a dull moment. Lots of interesting facts and hilarious situations make this book an interesting read. Loved it!!!
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melissa mcgill
Great read!! Truly a page turner start to finish! I love that my President is an authentic man who has the people's interests first, this country and is working smartly and efficiently to restore this country!! Can't wait for more!! Well laid out and written!
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Great perspective writing about a President/candidate that so many don't understand. Wish I could buy this book for everyone in the U.S. who wants to keep an open mind.
Also, amazing personal info about Corey and Dave. You guys are great people!
27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President :: How Putin and His Spies Are Undermining America and Dismantling the West :: The Corruption of the American Republic :: Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Boxed Set :: God and Donald Trump
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dawn white
Bought the audiobook so I could multitask. It was fantastic. Very interesting to see from the beginning how the President thought of himself and how he communicated to his team. And the pitfalls the team had in between. Very proud of you all.
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Great and entertaining read!

A "tell all" inside view to the biggest political roller coaster in a long time.
At times hilarious... insightful, absurd.... gotta love the trump train!
Reading the book gives hope!
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teal mcgarvey
The best book so far on Campaign 2016, from two men who were there and know politics well enough to explain how "the Boss" and his team did it.
Full of anecdotes and insights you can't get anywhere else. A must for the thinking Trump haters, if you want to get the new world you are living in and why so many of your fellow Americans went for the man and his vision.
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greg turner rahman
I just started reading this book and absolutely love it. The book depicts President Trump as a regular human being like the rest of us. The pictures in the book are stunning and I feel as I’m right there with President Trump as his story unfolds. The book arrived promptly and was in excellent condition.
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anthony renfro
5 star read. Thanks for the TRUTH. 2017 PLATFORM Make America Great Again. 2020PLATFORM Keeping America Great....Everyone who has questions as to how Mr.Trump won America's vote should read this book...
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augusteen chelliah
If you are a political junkie you will enjoy the "inside baseball" tone of this book. Several quite candid moments are shared in this book which you usually don't find in these tomes. If you are a political junkie and a President Trump supporter you will love this book. It's a quick read because you can't put it down.
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Thoroughly enjoying it after just finishing Sharyl Attkisson's The Smear. Corey & Dave--Thank you for writing this! Finally, Bezos, get off your hyper-partisan Washington Post ["important for "democracy" my ass! More like important for spreading Far-Left LIES] owning ass and get this book back in stock
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joe hefner
There have already been two very good books on the 2016 campaign (including "Understanding Trump" by Trump peer Newt Gingrich and the Roger Stone book written by the first "political guy" to push a Trump candidacy as far back as the 1980s). But the authors were the principal and main "workhorses" who put in the 20-hour days seven days per week from 2013 to the present. Their take is very valuable and when historians study the Trump presidency, this will be one of the books they "need" to read. This also happens to be a fun and enjoyable book by two great guys. Don't be surprised if President Trump pulls them back into the White House at some later date.
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joseph kugelmass
Loved Loved Loved book.Was a fascinating fun read. I wanted a hard copy of book for my book shelf, could not get it. Had to settle for a Kindle copy. Was a joy to see inside story of a huge win! Thanks Corey. Thanks Dave. Thanks Mr. President.
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matt heimer
I have listened to the book at least twice through and I am on the third time. So much to understand and so well written to explain how our President became President and why.

I always knew that he was three chess moves ahead of most and that the Washington crowd would never understand that.

I look forward to listening to the book over and over!
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lona burroughs
As I read the insider's viewpoint the writers provide, I was able to relate to what I remembered was in the news at the time. So very interesting. The early days with little staff against Hillary's massive staff. The 20 hour work days 7 days a week required to pull this off. Some little gems of information how it all worked and what it was like working for the boss. This provides some insights into how our President operates and certainly helps you understand why you are going to be disappointed if you think he is going to change.
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surabhi purwar
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. It really gives you the look of what went on behind the scenes of a fantastic campaign.
It gives you a good look at Donald Trump and the type of man he is and his vision for our country. He really does want to make America great again. He sees a lot of problems in our country and he does not fear tackling them.
He is painted as a perfectionist in all things. He has high energy , confidence and a forward thinking attitude.
The book gives you a behind the scenes look at the campaign. Just about all the decisions of the campaign were made by Donald Trump.
No one thought that he would win but that did not deter him as he did numerous rallies a day. He spoke to the forgotten man and really connected with them.
The most important attribute he values in associates is loyalty.
I had followed him from the day he traveled down the escalator at Trump tower so I really loved the book.
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My favorite book this year! A must read for all political junkies whether you approve or disapprove of the President and his campaign. Covers 2014 before the campaign through Fall of 2017 in the White House. 264 pages, it was a pager-turner which I consumed in less than 24 hours. Tells a lot of the being the scenes stuff, and private, personal details about Donald Trump. Exposes the good, the bad, and the ugly about many of the staff and other characters which did not make the news cycle. The book answers many questions that you have about the candidate, the campaign, the cast of characters, tactics, and strategy.
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jose blanco
I’ve read almost every book about Trump (“the boss”) that’s come out this past year. “Let Trump Be Trump” is the best account of his rise to his historic presidential win. I couldn’t put it down. I plan on reading this again! #MAGA
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I would like to meet Donald Trump. A human being that God put on this earth to remind us what it is to be human and care for humanity. The book is a fast pace account of the campaign. Hold on to your seat and ride a long for an in-depth, breathtaking run of a non-politician run and win. Glad they wrote the account. Thanks guys.
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sharon williams
What a great book... This recollection of the events leading up to, through, and post election. The various stories thread an amazing tale of working with the force of nature that is Donald Trump.
The book is awrsome, holding my interest the whole way on my flight from Jersey to Cincinnati! Yes, I read the whole book on my flight!

Go get this book....
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This was an amazing read and look inside the campaign of a man that never ONCE thought he would do anything but WIN! I highly recommend it! President Trump is possibly the hardest working person on this planet. Making America Great Again one day at a time!
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luisa b
President Trump has proven to be the right person to turn this country around. This is a great story about the behind the scenes story of Trump's rise to the Presidency! Enjoyed the personal stories told by the authors of their interactions with our President. Thanks for supporting a man that deserves our support and our praise.
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k e douglas
Well done Corey Lewandowski !!!

A true and impressive story of a Campaign by a Business inspired Run.
I read the book in one go and would have like to know more.
I was with you all the way .

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If you are a liberal Democrat, skip to the one and two star reviews. If you are a conservative Republican stay with the four and five star reviews. I thought this was an excellent book that gave me a better understanding of just who Donald Trump is and why he one the election. This book makes it clear that this was not due to luck but due to Mr. Trump's non-stop campaigning and his understanding that there were States usually one by Democrats that were in play for him. I guess his burger, fried chicken and fries diet gave him extra energy. The campaign section of the book ends suddenly with little coverage of the actual election night. All and all a good book.
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david hales
Fascinating, it reads like a very interesting thriller or novel but , you can help but marvel and be surprised at the intricacies of running a campaign when you are not a seasoned politician. Awesome description of the painful and joyous moments during the campaign but what stands out the most is resumed it three words LOYALTY, CONVICTION and DETERMINATION. Nice job, thank you so very much for working so hard to help to give us (WE THE PEOPLE) the PRESIDENT we enjoy nowadays.
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susan thornton
I love love President Trump and I am so excited to read this book! The pictures I saw are great. I am almost done with book Laura Ingraham wrote Billionaire at the Barricades. I so recommend that book as well. Some people do not like Donald Trump and will not agree with me ,but everybody has a right to their own opinion. And my opinion is he's going to go down as the best president ever and I cannot wait to read this book
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joe vallese
Inside story is fascinating but still can't figure out why it contains third person writing in places.
In some spots hard to ascertain who is actually doing the writing.
Example would be the first four sentences on page 36. First sentence refers to Dave and Cory but the
third sentence has 'us' and sentence four 'we' as though someone else is telling the story of Dave and Cory.
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michael arbogast
First of all for us Trump supporters we know that he is best , even as president, when Trump is Trump. This a very fast moving insiders' look at the campaign. A fast read as well. I read half on a flight to Florida and the second half in just a few hours of my vacation.
This is a must read for all who believe in President Trump, all who have volunteered or worked on a campaign at any level and all Republican activists.

I'll read this again soon
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Loved it. If knowing how the machine ran behind the scenes which led to the success of our President's seating in the Oval Office is what you are after, you'll enjoy this book. This book provides an inside glimpse of the team, that ran an amazing campaign against all odds, which has begun a new era in US politics. Make America Great Again!
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I just love this book. Just finished it and I felt like I was there with them during the presidential campaign. I admire the loyalty that Trump get's from the people around him. I was not able to stop reading it. It is fast paced, exciting, and interesting.
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xapnomapcase greene
Liberals will never understand this book. Fake news has told the liberals how horrible Trump is and they believe everything. Very pleased with this purchase. Fair and balanced reading. Trump is Trump and only the old school people get what that means. Snowflakes will not like this book . Love the honesty and facts that tell about the campaign and behind the scenes that are never told to the news media.
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Real stories written by real people. Even the Priebus and Bannon betrayals were so vividly described. It was like generals helped the king win the war but decided to kill the king after the victory. Fascinating!
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Two people can look at the same painting and see two TOTALLY different things. I like to try and see both and then ask why?

I rarely read books, sans during school/studying. I need my info fast and from a lot of varying sources; articles, newspapers, studies, TV news, comedy , give it to me quick and from every source.

I force myself to hear all sides, I go out of my way to research what I think is the opposing view. Translating Russian and Arab newspapers, read Washington Post and the WSJ. Watching CNN, MSNBC, FOX, ALJAZEERA, and RT. I've followed and listened to Alex Jones, Ben Shapiro, Dennis Prager, and Rev Left Radio. I've watched Obama for hours read excerpts from his book Dream's of My Father, laughed hysterically to John Stewart Daily Show for years, and even the less great Trevor Noah, but Steven Colbert takes the cake.

I voted for Obama twice, think Bush is a joke wanted Kerry, and would love to have a beer with Joe Biden. Viewed Trump as a clown in 08 and 12.

You can't put me in a box, I evaluate everything with a clean slate and have history of choosing opinions and politicians based on the merits not on an ideology. God and Family guide my core but from that point forward I can be swayed on any given subject based on facts, merit and common sense.

I form my own opinions and uncover the angles after hearing all sides. I share these opinions with family and friends sometimes too passionately "I figured it out, here's the deal" or "that is what they want you to think, here's what is really going on".

Here's my cheat sheet; I tend to try and understand the motives of a person, a source, an outlet. From there you can weigh credibility as you research the other side. Newspapers want to sell papers, TV news wants ratings, Politicians want to stay in power.

If I want to know the facts about the war in Syria, I watch a few Youtube videos of Volunteers from Britain, US and Kurdish Women fighting in Syria. Most of these unedited videos are on RT or buried in YouTube searches.

I get away from the major news networks, they have agendas and motives that guide them. I look for aide workers (opinions of those who are on the ground serving and tending to the sick and injured). Human Rights Watch, International Rescue Committee I hear their stories and their opinions and then bring them back into the Global stories that I read in the mainstream media outlets to form my own opinions.

There is good and bad people all around and in every institution, party, company and government. There are people that have GOOD intentions but don't have any WISDOM. There are people with much WISDOM but BAD intentions, and there are those that simply want to just collect a paycheck and will SELLOUT to keep their job.

Millions of people voted in the 2016 election. I'd like to think I can FEEL the reasons for Hillary Votes and I'd like to think I can FEEL the reasons for Trump Votes. It's not a one side is right and one side is wrong equation, there's good, bad, sellouts, and grey's all throughout.

I started this post by saying I don't read books, and I rarely do. But I started reading the book 'Let Trump Be Trump" by Corey Lewandowski. I think everyone who has an opinion on politics regardless of where you voted or stand, should read.

Don't fall victim to the he isn't my guy, look at it opposition research... Look at it as trying to understand who the President of the United States of America is and why Millions voted for him.

If nothing else you will be able to say you looked at the same painting others have and saw what they see and answered why.

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elizabeth roberts
I felt as though I was in a fly on the wall as I read this book. Fellas you did a great job"keeping it real". I loved your candor, and the huge take away way how very dreadful the media is. How lucky you two were to know you were part of the history of this country! While I only worked on the phones, I feel we all together will "MAGA"
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dixie meeks
I don't read many books from start to finish however I enjoyed reading this from the start to the finish. I did follow the campaign and watched the debates, this book covered these very well. Corey should have stayed on throughout the campaign as did Bossie.
I would recommend this book to purchase and read.

tony c
south florida
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erin molnar
I have always loved Donald Trump, read most of his books and watched him on TV.
I was very interested in knowing what he was like behind the scenes of the campaign and I was not disappointed!
I read the book in 2 days. It was great!
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debbi hoffner
This book is clearly biased in favor of Trump. It was written by people who worked on his campaign and saw him at his best and his worst. I don't particularly like Trump as a personality but I find him fascinating. This book helped me backstop some thoughts I have been compiling about what drives this unusual man. Love him or hate him, he is a remarkable man.
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john darsey
This is a fantastic book if you're looking for inside knowledge of how the campaign originated and operated. It is really interesting to hear how Trump works behind the scenes, from trustworthy sources who remain tied to the president. So many of the #FakeNews "articles" that claim to give a personal glimpse of how the president thinks and operates are filled with faked or anonymous and biased sources. This is much different, and I really enjoyed hearing the perspective. I look forward to seeing how far this presidency goes in terms of achieving its goals. The way the campaign operated is the way government should operate, lean, mean, and always hard at work.
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Had it on audio. The voice of "Don" Trump sounded a bit like Tony Soprano. He barks orders like a mafia boss too. This happens behind the scenes in politics.

I also listened to a bit of Clinton's book. Here are where the two diverge: After the election loss she said at times she feels like "screaming in to a pillow". Whereas Trump's campaign staff asked if he ever cried and Trump responded, once when I was a baby.
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emma lee
This book is an incredible reminder that the God Who rules from the heavens sets up whom He desires, using unlikely frail humans to do His will. America has indubitably been blessed with Donald J Trump as our President.
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This was an incredible book!! I really enjoyed it. It was funny, heartwarming and very well written. This was a very good look into the most phenomenal political campaign in American history. President Trump is an incredible leader and genuinely has the heart and guts to make the hard decisions and to make this country going in the right direction as opposed to the past 8 miserable years we were going through. I hope Corey and Dave write more on the actual presidency since campaign is over or his re-run in 2020. I think everyone will see a different side of President Trump that not many of his haters don't know or see.
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christina gross
Bought it on the date it came out, read it cover to cover the same day. The book basically talks about 3 things. First and foremost it talks about the campaign. There is also a part that talks about Corey's family and background and another part that talks about Dave's family and background. The book is compelling and addictive in the sense that you just need to know what's on the next page. Some of the stories have been widely reported already, such as Trump's penchant for McDonalds or being a germophobe (although Corey and Dave don't really give you many examples of this, aside from Trump insisting on unopened Oreos and no liking it when people sneeze - but how did Trump deal with all the thousands of hands he shook etc, the book missed a few tricks there). Other parts, such as Manafort being problematic from day one have probably received less attention in the media thus far and make for great reading. In fact, all of it makes great reading.

There are two reasons why it's not 5 star. First, the book jumps around a bit too much in terms of the timeline. E.g. a section would start with some rally in February and suddenly you are in the summer and then back in February. I caught myself a few times having to go back to double-check where and when we currently are at. Because of this skipping ahead there are quite a lot of instances of: "we will come back to that later", i.e. because of having gotten a bit too far ahead of themselves. Second, there should have been more anecdotes. It almost feels like Corey and Dave are holding back stuff. There is almost zero on Michele Fields. Aside from the fast food and what has already been reported on the gossipy side, there is very little on those kinds of topics. How did billionaire Trump cope staying at motels on the road? Also there is not much on the twittering. Who did it, Trump, aides? Was it ever discussed or did Trump just twitter stuff. What's up with the midnight tweets? There is also not much on Flynn or, for that matter, on the VP selection process, which you would have expected, given that Corey was in charge of it.

Missed a few tricks but still a great book.
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This book filled in a lot of the blanks for me. We were glued to this campaign every step of the way. It was an amazing journey. It was difficult at times to understand what and why certain things were done or not done. The book cleared up a lot of the questions I had. I love how it was written and took you on the journey all over again. I didn't start out a Trump supporter but I voted for him, prayed for him and after reading the book realize just how much of a movement this really was. The book gave me that same good feeling I had the night and early morning watching the election results. A very good read and I am currently reading it a second time for details I may have missed the first time around. Loved it!
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melanie smith bell
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.
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francesca skoda
This book was very informative about what happened behind the scenes in the campaign. Some things were funny and others sad. May God continue to bless these two authors and their families.God continue to bless President Trump, VP Pence and their families.
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colleen besselievre
All the names slowed my progress and diminished my enjoyment of this book. I wanted to know Trump better but I had to extract from so many extraneous words to only partially meet that goal. It reads more like a text book than a nonfiction novel.
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sophia hall
I love this book. It is so great to see how some smart conservatives outfoxed the liberals, I have always loved Corey Lewendowski and finding out how he was fired and that he still stuck by our great President, it made me respect him even more. The book is an easy read. I had always believed that Trump would win, but the beginning of this book really made me a little antsy. Loved finding out what it was like inside a campaign and especially with a candidate who was not part of the swamp. This is a great inside look into the REAL Donald Trump, not what the liberal media spews every day.
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barbara garrey
After reading the brilliant Game of Thorns and How Trump Won, I was looking for another behind the scenes biography of Election 2016. Written by Trump campaign veterans, this book is filled with stories about what goes on when running for the office of President of United States. A must read for conservatives but liberals may cry all over again!
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carrie ann
This and Gingrich’s book are the only two about POTUS Donald Trump based on the real inside experience gained from working with him long-term and the resulting knowledge of the man and the LEADER. Leaders inspire commitment and demand teamwork to reach a shared goal. President Trump has demonstrated his leadership ability throughout his whole career. That’s why he has been so successful. Most politicians are great at talking and inept at doing and achieving. Trump is clearly a leader and achiever - as he continues to be as President of our great country. Outstanding book. Well written. Well documented. Wonderful insight into how a non-politician and a non-traditional but committed team successfully overcame overwhelming opposition from media, Democrats and Republican establishment. Note: When I click on Customer Reviews, the brings up first the lowest rated reviews [a small minority] which appear to be folks who have never read the book but oppose the President. Suggest instead you look at Verified Purchase reviews to be sure the review is from someone who has actually read it.
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jeff cobb
Good Title and Good Read. Let Trump be Trump is the same Trump as in Art of the Deal. Hasn't changed at all. His message has been the same for many many years. This is a read into the Campaign which was enjoyable but Trump has always been the same. He is a strong Leader and Boss and always has been. A Good Read.
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Great insight into what makes this President so different and distinct. I better understand his uniqueness and his desire to do what is right for America. He was not my first choice initially, but he got my vote. Keep the career politicians at bay and he will lead us where we need to be. He is what we needed and I pray for him every day. May God bless him and may God bless America.
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I heard the authors speak. What they said were the highlights of the book. If people only knew more about our POTUS...
He is superstitious. He throws salt over his shoulder. He won't let a victory speech be written ahead of time. He doesn't want to plan on what his White House staff would look like before he is elected.
He succeeded in Manhattan real estate--dark waters and shark infested. He knew how to manage vendors, be under budget, get the best price, offer safety and quality.
He said governmen. will become lean and mean, except it will have a big fat, beautiful heart.
All staff was for the Muslim ban because they didn't want anyone further right of him.
Hope Hicks had so little knowledge she thought Koch was Coke.
Corey made $22,000 a month with severance. His wife's first husband, Brian Kinney, died in 9/11.
Trump can see around corners and expect rain. He is an absolute machine, gets energy after 3 minutes of closing his eyes.
Isle of misfit toys became Transformers. Deranged penguins began to follow him.
Earned media is free--he had more than all other candidates and Hillary combined. Clinton vs. Trump--Ohio she had twice the number of offices, Florida was 34/1, Pennsylvania was 36 to 2.
Think of a music device and inner workings vs. dancing. The people want to know how it makes them feel. They want to buy the dance. He was visceral and made them dance. It was like Tweets vs LinkedIn -- her comments were stances and policies. When she tried to defend her husband, she would either look like a victim or accomplice. No win situation.
Immigrants drive labor costs down by taking advantage of porous borders. That's why some companies gave money to Hillary.
Ted Cruz rented dorms in Iowa. Trump's team couldn't field a baseball team with its full-time people on the ground. Mom and pop store visits were important.
Loyal or disloyal are the two categories he pays attention to.
By November 2016, the Obama Administration had used up about 78 percent of the budget for its fiscal year which begins and ends in May. So, there wasn't much to work with. It left 2.5 months of money to pay federal salaries and upkeep costs from Jan. 20 to the end of April.
Filet-O-Fish is not spelled correctly. I noticed spacing errors between words.
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clarissa dyer
I can remember when this book was announced and press release copies sent out. It seemed like the news could only focus on things like the fact President Trump ate McDonald’s food and anything negative that could be found in its pages. I was surprised then by what I read after hearing those accounts.

Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie both worked long and hard hours on the 2016 Presidential campaign for Donald Trump. They were there on the ground, next to the man and his personal staff, doing their best to see that he was elected. They knew each other but worked on the campaign at different times, notably due to Lewandowski’s dismissal at one point. Don’t let the dismissal mislead you thought as he explains why and how it happened as well as the mutual respect and admiration he and President Trump still have for one another in this book.

While the reader must assume that the perspective that this book is coming from is that of two complete supporters of Donald Trump as President, it still provides a look behind the scenes of the campaign and those involved. These are names that have resonated with political pundits and news agencies ever since Trump announced he was planning on running, more often than not in an unfavorable light. This backstage glimpse into what happened is an interesting read and one that covers everything from the start.

The one thing that will be inevitably happen to those reading the book is that sides will be taken much like they were during the campaign and since. Those who support President Trump will see it as a book that shows his love of this country and its people, the durability, stamina, determination and a man smart enough to hire the best of the best to aid him in his pursuit. Those who hate him will find his discipline, his expectations of only the best from those around him and his outbursts at times, something every human has at one point or another, to paint him as a tyrant.

I was not a supporter of Trump during the primaries but did vote for him, a mark against me I’m sure for those that hate him to this day. For me the book filled in a number of the gaps with items I wasn’t aware of and things none of us were privy to during the election. None of it would have changed my mind and in actuality it might have pushed me more towards a respect for him rather than away.

But as I said, this book is written by two men who are definite supporters. Some would think it’s not surprising that they have a fondness for President Trump but that would ignore the fact that Lewandowski was dismissed. At the same time it would be dishonest to say the book was completely unbiased.

The only complaint I found with the books was that frequently the authors chose to name everyone who helped at various stages of the campaign. I understand they wanted to make a point not to omit the names of those who helped and supported them but at times it reads like a list of names at different parts of the book, not saying much about those people other than to name them. It’s sort of like an Oscar winner who pulls out a sheet and begins reading names.

Aside from that minor bit and admitting the bias, the book was an interesting read and those interested in politics would do well to give it a read.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
gloria lyons
Nothing explosive in here, but well written and seems honest. Hope it sells well for them, they deserve it after this ride on the Trump train. The difference in how Trump operates in comparison to other politicians tells me I pulled the right lever on Nov 8. Thank you both for allowing us an inside look. I worked government for 25 years and the Trump win is just what we needed.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Very interesting. Trump surrounded himself with excellent non political people and won big. I think Trump is correct, our elected officials, the media, etc listen only to the left. This country is so divided, let’s hope he can find a way to unite and make America great again!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This book was such an eye-opener for me and those who followed the Donald J Trump campaign. The MSM was always sending out fake news about what was happening behind closed doors, but I never believed them and after reading this book, it confirmed what I thought. Letting Trump be Trump had to be so frustrating for his team and he did make enemies by some of his outbursts and tweets, but the result speaks for itself. Well written, I felt that Corey and Dave were in my living room speaking directly to me about all that went on in the campaign. Thank you for your efforts and now that Donald J. Trump is our President I can openly say "Merry Christmas".
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
I am not a Trump supporter, but am most curious about people who are. I found this book to be very informative and easy to read. It does answer some questions for me and though I didn't have a "come to Jesus" moment, I do have some newfound respect for the president. One problem in the writing, was the switching from 3rd to 1st person throughout the book. It was confusing and disrupted the reading process for me.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
christine thompson
Have strongly recommended this book to both conservative and liberal friends. Whether you love or hate Trump, the book provides an insight into his behavior and thinking that provides a very meaningful context for understanding what is happening. I also felt that I got to know in a personal way many of the players that are in the news today. Finally, it provides a behind the scenes insight into the election result that the vast majority of people and pundits predicted wrong. The fact that it is well written is icing on the cake.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I bought a hard copy at Walmart and honestly regardless of your view of trump I suggest this read it shows the side of hI'm the news won't show nor we get to see unless we really listen to him and ignore his flaws. They want us in anarchy. Give him some compassion back and a chance and if you honestly still can't stand him hey at least you tried. Let's all be more human and try to love each other in these difficult times
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
karen scanlan
I believe I'm an average U.S. Citizen, not overly concerned with politics or the media. The choosing of presidential candidates has been a mystery for me. But the 2016 election was so controversial and heated that I felt the need to explore the process a bit. This book goes behind the scenes, describes the backstage gossip and puts a handle on some of the plays. The most telling feature, to me, was the loyalty of these two authors and other team members, to Donald Trump.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
julie felix
I started reading the book as soon as the mailman delivered it, and could not put it down. It is so well written and I can assure you it is not boring. I followed the campaign from start to finish. I voted for Trump and remain a avid supporter of the President. I admire the loyalty of Corey and David who worked so hard and spent so much time away from their families. Job well done.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
hope booth
I am halfway through with this book (bought it yesterday). It has a lot of little nuggets that I hadn't heard before. Most of the other books about the campaign are just rehashes of what we can find in the public domain already. This book is truly written by insiders who have some new stories to tell us.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
jonathan kemp
This book… is a long overdue… insiders look… at perhaps the most unlikely Presidential victory in American History! (After all… “Give’ Em Hell” Harry Truman… at least had a political background.) The fake news guys and gals… have been too busy listening to… and adding to… all the excuses… of why the other side lost.

As I watched and involved myself in this important AND historic election… I was time after time… dumbfounded… how the support staffs… such as the authors… didn’t crumble and literally dissolve… like the wicked witch in the Wizard of Oz… from sheer exhaustion. The details in this book… make me marvel at that once again. I long ago… gave up marveling at the other-worldly-energy… of our President… Mr. Trump… who left “Low-Energy-Jeb-Bush”… and “Collapsing” Hillary… literally drowning in his wake… as he sped ahead 24/7… to the ultimate victory.

Obviously… much of what is provided in this book is old (BUT REAL!) news… but the inside detailed nuances… are delicious. Of course there is the President's fast-food diet. (Not unlike my own…. Though I never thought of running for President.) Some of the hiring history by Mr. Trump… from security personnel… to communications people… is hilarious… but hilarious… only because if you saw it in a fictional movie… you’d be entertained… but would mumble under your breath how fake that scene was.

LOYALTY… LOYALTY…. LOYALTY! How many times on the air… and in the papers we’ve heard… that that is perhaps the most important trait to President Trump… and it is certainly echoed here. As all potential readers surely remember… that one of the author’s… Corey Lewandowski… was eventually fired by “The Boss” (as they all call Trump… and certainly he is a true boss… not like Left-wing Springsteen)… and replaced with Paul Manafort… and Corey wastes no time… striking back with some inside dirt on him. “The first thing the boss said when he met Paul was, “Wow, you’re a good-looking guy,” the same words he’d said when he first met Corey. SIGNIFICANTLY OLDER THAN CORY, BY ABOUT THIRTY YEARS, MANAFORT HAD HAD SOME WORK DONE TO SECURE HIS YOUTHFUL APPEARANCE.”…

And… “Corey knew from that moment on that Manafort was a leaker. Corey could also tell good people from bad, and he could tell right away that Paul was a bad guy. And somewhere in his soul, he knew the addition of Manafort to the team was not going to turn out well. Especially for him. It is now clearer than ever that Paul was trouble. It is reported that the FBI had wiretapped Paul before and after the campaign.” ….

*AND*… “What’s the old saying? Be careful what you wish for? The day Paul sent out the press release announcing that he’s the campaign chairman has to be one of the worst of his life. Because now the spotlight is directly on, AND PAUL NEVER LOOKED GOOD UNDER THE LIGHTS---I THINK IT’S ALL THE BOTOX.”

Wow! As my old buddy Cosmo Kramer once said…. * Cuh… Cuh…. Cuh… CATFIGHT!!! *

What is simply amazing on the human side… is how loyal and positive Corey remains to President Trump… even after being fired. I’m talking about even during the end of the election when Corey was a part of the daily panel on CNN… and he had a hundred chances a night… to publicly attack Trump and didn’t. And as recent as last night when I watched him on the news pushing this book… he still comes across as the biggest Trump cheerleader…. this side of Mike Pence… and Trump himself. Another item that is really highlighted is the importance of “The Trump Air Force”… a 757… Citation X… and three helicopters… in his eventual victorious election.

Now… to answer the question… you most likely have. Why a four-star-review??? Because of the way the two (?) co-authors wrote the book… whenever… one… or the other… or both… were being discussed… which is sixty-five-per-cent of the time. Sometimes… it’s written… in the first person… second person… third person… who knows how many persons… point of view. It was very off-setting… almost at times… like being on the deck of a boat in the ocean… when you’re a person who gets seasick. The reader… almost gets a headache… and looks for something to hold on to… to balance themselves. I can’t even describe it any better… than it’s like being drunk and tipsy… in a house of mirrors.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jason brown
This book articulates the inside of the campaign and the strategies involved to incorporate total success. Although it was rough going in the beginning, Trump's mannerisms and doctrines became successful and how he assigned specific people who could do the job best. The "behind the scenes" narrative is very interesting.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I've read Hillary Clinton's "What Happened" and "Fire and Fury" and much of what you hear and read today is anti Trump so it was interesting to follow along with members of the Trump team. I thought it interesting President Obama spent a large share of the White House annual budget that ran May to May before handing the reigns to President Trump, the major media talked about his slow appointment process and you find out that it was due to a lack of funds from Obama's regime. It showed the dirty tactics of Hillary and the media that otherwise are never discussed. After reading most all the books on the 2016 election I believe the Russian Collusion narrative is nothing more than a decoy to keep the American people from looking into the real collusion between major media and Hillary Clinton to cheat Bernie sanders out of the primaries and ultimately try to cheat the American people out of a fair election. The financial setup between the DNC and Clinton, the assistance from media with debate questions and setup poll questions and timing by liberal colleges all pushed as honest reporting by the media. The people got it right electing Trump!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
erin muir
A refreshing look at the innate business and skills talents of Donald Trump, what made him successful and what will continue to drive the basic ideas and concepts of what will Make America Great Again b.
A fascinating story of the drive, problems and unique skills of the dedicated inside team that pulled off the unexpected upset of the 2016 election .
Everyone misjudged the man and some tried to discredit him st every turn but to no avail
A book any political wonk should read to see how this unique electoral upset happened. It was a roller coaster of achievement and dedication that worked.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
marcelle karp
Written in a unique dual-author style by the two guys that were with Trump from day one of the 2016 campaign, this book really gives the reader an accurate picture of how it was.

Hillary and other pols who blew it might want to learn from this book about how strong leadership and the loyalty of Trump insiders allowed Trump to beat tremendous obsticles to win big (Huge!).
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
robert matheson
Inconsistent writing style. Disappointingly superficial.

At times one (or is it both? It is hard to always discern which of the names on the cover is writing what portion of this book. Possibly a ghost writer wrote the book? If so, then the two names on the front cover should have hired a better ghost writer) or both of the authors sound like star-struck teenagers (clearly Trump is not in their league). At other times it sounds like the authors are taking this opportunity to share 'their take' on how they were 'handled' by the Trump family ( a la Hyde Park Speakers Corner). Lewandowski makes it clear that he worked extremely hard for Trump at great sacrifice to his family; he also reiterates his absolute loyalty to Trump despite being replaced by the despised Manafort (goodness gracious - a lobbyist).

On p. 8 the authors' analysis rests on inaccuracies: "Colorado votes 100 percent by mail-in ballot." Sure, ballots are sent out in advance but voters in Colorado still have the opportunity of walking into a voting booth on Election Day.

So this book comes across as a last-minute scramble to make some money.

I was hoping for more insight into Trump himself as the U.S. mainstream media is very biased against the 45th President. Tweets from the President himself as well as his speeches provide one type of perspective. I was curious about the impression Trump makes on those who work closely with him. Often when I look at photos taken with Trump (e.g. some interest group or industry group is visiting Trump in the WhIte House), I am always struck by the fact that the people around him seem so thrilled to be in his presence.

This book did not provide any in-depth perspective. And, as with so many books about people who seek political power in the U.S., many of the reviews are either one-star or five-star reviews and only reflect the deep and divisive dichotomy in the U.S. (with more than 300 million people why must two political views override all else?). The U.S. is a 'my camp' vs. 'the other (ergo 'bad') camp' country; the most vocal seem either Republican or Democrat or, in today's world, intensely against Trump or, more silently, in favor of Trump.

So if you were hoping to obtain a better understanding of the current U.S. president, do not waste your time with this book. Or, in Trump's own words : "Congratulations to two great and hardworking guys, Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, on the success of their just out book, “Let Trump Be Trump.” Finally people with real knowledge are writing about our wonderful and exciting campaign!" Trump is a master at making two unremarkable men who published a poorly written book feel great while promoting himself. This is Trump signature style - give others lots of face while promoting yourself (always giving others lots of face works great in China). Note that in his tweet Trump does not endorse the contents of this book. I doubt he has read it in its entirety.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
chris paul
This book is definitely for the political junky. I read the book for an inside view of what Trump's campaign was really like and I got that in spades. I didn't (and still don't) know half the characters mentioned but was very impressed by their loyalty and willingness to work so hard. Was somewhat vindicated in my dislike of Manafort but doesn't make sense that they couldn't get rid of Gates, something there just doesn't add up. All in all, an excellent read.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
bhavyatta bhardwaj
Great read and provides an insight to his campagin and the struggles during the election.
Trump sound's similar to every other senior business man I've encountered, high expectations, demanding results, fair, loyal.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
hanh pham
This book was hilarious. I am surprised that the campaign staff was so small. They must have worked 18 hour days. After reading both this book and Clinton's campaign book, it seems that Trump's staff had a lot more fun. I'm not a Trump fan but could not bring myself to vote for Clinton. Now I understand why. There is just something conniving and vindictive about Clinton (that's what I felt after reading her book). Trump just does not care if anyone likes him or not. This book makes him appear so much more sincere, despite all of his character flaws.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
rachael brown
Boring and sycophantic. It is obviously written by one of the most visibly obsequious lickspittles with which Trump surrounded himself during the 2016 campaign. I read this book because I was intrigued by Trump during the 2016 campaign and his considerable knack for aggressively but humorously knocking out the other Republican contenders one by one. Like many others, I thought Trump would shed the WWWF facade once he entered the main race or even became elected as President. The fact that he never did and has no intention of ever doing so completely sullies any positive account of his efforts to become President.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
george hawkey
Makes you aware of the numerous opportunities required to be elected to office. Also, reveals all the roadblocks set up to keep
President Trump from office. When is goal is to " Make America great again! "
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
When I'm not at work, I like nothing more than reading a nauseatingly false press release that's hundreds of pages long. This certainly fits that bill. For related reading, check out "Haters Gonna Hate Jim Jones" and "Misunderstood: The Idi Amin Story."
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
jason naro
OK supplement to Joshua Green and Katie Tur's books, with some truly interesting "insider" insights, HOWEVER wouldn't don't read this book as a standalone campaign history. There's way too much self-promotion, some serious (and seriously interesting) score-settling, and at least two major areas where Mr Lewandowski skips over pertinent public record events that cast his own character in a negative light.
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
heather z
Poor writing skills, name dropping, repetitive, trivial (how so and so met his future wife), and the authors' goal seems to be to show how important they were/are. This book's title should have been "Corey's Bum Deal". The author's photos of themselves appear 8 times. BTW, I voted for Trump, and plan on voting for him again.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
alina brewer
This is a page-turner, adrenaline-pumping book. Very intriguing to read about the insider perspective and the “skinny” of the characters we have read so much about in the press. Superb writing — it is crisp, fast-paced, and humorous. Lots of intersting tidbits about Trump’s personality.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
kelly irish
No one could possibly be better qualified than Corey Lewandowski to write this book! The greatest liar in the history of politics can only be adequately (and mendaciously) described by the greatest liar in the history of political operatives. Bravo!! Well done!! Bravissimo!!!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
marian beall
Attempted to purchase on the store for a Christmas present but it was out of stock. Had to purchase at a store. I received this as a gift from the same person I bought it for! Enjoyed reading this book. It is a fast read with interesting insights into the Trump campaign, his personality and loyal staff around him. The campaign reminds me of the children's story "The Little Engine That Could."
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Surprisingly compliments and makes for a solid companion piece to Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury". The image of the current president isn't too different, but Lewandowski and Bossie fuel their narrative with energy. (This book, and segments of Clinton's "What Happened" have the material for an incredible screenplay adaptation for a movie 20 years from now). All the cliques you hear about the silent majority, or the fake news, or Trump's behavior is validated and explained in this book.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
pedro mand as couto
I spent the afternoon reading Let Trump Be Trump and I am almost done. This book is well written with all the details you want to know. Like how Donald Trump acted in private. Did he sleep? Did he eat? What kind of music did he listen to? What were his ordinary conversations like? How did he treat those closest to him? Did he know he would be President? Every paragraph has details you may have wondered about but didn't know. That's what makes the book so much fun to read!

*Has anyone figured out why it has been out of stock for the last two weeks? Is it being censored by Bezos? And by Cosco?

I promise it's not a boring political book. I think people on all ends of the political spectrum would be interested enough to read.

I got on the Trump bandwagon about a year before he won the election. Mostly because I had been to several conservative summits and had heard people like Peter Schweizer talk about the Clinton's pay-for-play scandals. And I'm 52, so I've been around long enough to follow all the Clinton scandals. I knew our country could not withstand four more years with a liberal at the helm.

However, I can tell you the exact day I became a political junkie: I was in a beautiful rental house in the San Juan Islands of Washington, overlooking an ocean where orcas swam by. That was the day the Benghazi story broke. From that moment on, I watched news non-stop.

One of my gifts is being able to take complicated stories and make them simple. That's what I did for my Facebook friends, most of whom are busy moms and dads trying to raise families, and they are too busy to follow all the shenanigans of the Washington elites.

A few months before the election a friend invited me to a Trump rally. I saw people helping each other, letting others step in front of lines and crowds, folks offering each other food, blankets, coats. I saw people of every demographic: blacks, whites, Hispanics, old, young, fat, short, tall, men, and women. After that rally I knew Trump would win.

I came home and wrote a blog post describing what I saw. Many people re-shared my post. A few nights before the election I couldn't sleep so I wrote another post that over 800 people shared. It didn't pertain as much to Trump as it did to Hillary and all the reasons we should not vote for her.

My friends and family will tell you once I got on the Trump Train I never worried about him losing. I had one or two days where I felt concerned. So you can imagine how happy I was to watch the news late into the night of election day, and early into the morning after. I wouldn't even taste a sip of wine or beer because I wanted to be fully aware of the earth shattering moment of Donald Trump's election.

I'm a Christian author, and have many friends who are Christian authors, but I can't tell you the number of people who told me I was a racist and bigot for my views. I always respected their views and tried to be polite at all times. Many people messaged me privately to say I was brave and to say they were afraid to speak out in support of Trump. I still see it today. I can go to yoga and my instructor will make a snide comment and everyone will pile on, and I will say, "Ah, well I'm rooting for our President" and I will get a dozen dirty looks and boos. I don't care. I'm paying attention and so are millions of Americans who saw how the powerful elites were stealing this country.

So, back to the book. Get it. You'll enjoy every page. I hopped on to buy a few more copies for family members who also love Trump.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
will napier
I supported Trump before he announced his candidacy for POTUS. Just received my book today..looking forward to reading. Trump is brilliant and it is always fascinating and amazing to watch him operate and put into action his genius! So much WINNING FOR THE USA! MAGA!! Trump 2020
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
david meldrum
I hated to see this book end. Loved it! It gave a first hand account of Donald Trump's decision to run for president and the beginning of the Trump campaign through election day. Interesting background of the authors and their involvement with the Trump family, as well as a close up look at the personality of our president. It made me appreciate even more how lucky this country is that Hilary Clinton lost the election.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
cajean fromnh
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 furnished an advanced reader copy via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
john smith
Yes, let dump be dump. What has he accomplished, exactly? The destruction of America? The tax scam that screws everyone except the very wealthy, including himself? Taking healthcare away from people who are ill, children, and the elderly? Sexual perversion? Grabbing women by their private parts and bragging about it? Cheating on his wives? Saying he'd date his own daughter? Permitting America to be annexed by Russia? Nepotism? Racism? Homophobia? Appointing exceptionally unqualified people to cabinet positions; i.e., Betsy DeVos, Ryan Zinke, Jeff Sessions, Tom Pruitt? Spending our taxpayers money like a drunken sailor? Please explain.
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
deena rae schoenfeldt
This book offers very little reliable information. The author left the Strumpet campaign under a very dark cloud for assaulting a female reporter, so it may be written to help cover legal fees, with little further value. While he has some inside details to offer, it's mostly special pleading. His next book may be a prison memoir!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
s bastien
this is very accurate Description of the Trump organization being efficient and strategic along with Trump and his motivation to succeed. This is definitely worth reading and I would give a five out of five stars
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
thomas brevik
This crap showed up on my kindle. I removed it. I've been charged for it.. or rather my daughters debit card was charged for it. I deleted it. I want a refund. No way would I buy anything associated with this orange jerk.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
allison collins
A story about “blind followers” of a psychopath helping to ultimately put a Clown/Criminal in the White House. Our institutions will stop the ascension of another Hitler or Pol Pot, but the moron enablers will have to carry their complicity forever.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I'm delighted to have this wonderful volume to cherish and display alongside my copies of "Let Genghis be Genghis," "Let Benedict be Benedict," Let Hitler be Hitler," and "Let the Rosenbergs be the Rosenbergs." My collection finally feels complete.
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
david sepulveda
If you like Trump you'll love the book. Loyalty is everything and the authors are loyal if nothing else, so there's plenty of bias. I hope he never stops eating Big Macs two at a time, otherwise America and perhaps earth are doomed.
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
The good: the writers give us an intimate look at the campaign and the first year of the Trump administration. Because they have worked for the President, they are very biased towards him (they are aware of this). The authors share anecdotes about Mr. Trump's eating habits, how he talks to his family and staff, and how he interprets slights and provocations. People from across the political spectrum will find those stories fascinating and instructive (but not necessarily enlightening, as it doesn't tell us anything new about his character).

The shocking: The lack of knowledge that is revealed is startling. During an event in the mid-West, Mr. Lewandowski states that Trump is outshined by Scott Walker during a rally. Trump asks "Who the hell is Scott Walker?" (64). Hope Hicks had no idea who the Koch brothers were, and when asked about a former employee of theirs, responded that "He's worked for Coke for a while" (66). There are numerous examples throughout the book about the gross inexperience and lack of knowledge that Mr. Trump and his staff had. If this were written by anyone other than a Trump insider, it would have been attacked by his team as being "fake news" and unfair. In terms of political science, it comes across as a self-hatchet job. Worse, they are unaware of how they paint themselves.

The bad: The writing is awful. They use an excess of exclamation points. Over and over, they engage in rampant hyperbole ("There is no better communicator" (61). Neither man has the ability to coin a phrase or offer philosophical insight. There is no lyricism to their pens. Both use fairly simple words and repeat themselves. Most books written by political partisans (on both the left and the right) are usually devoured uncritically by their sympathetic audiences, so the standard for writing is quite low. This book fits into that description.

More significantly though, the authors use this to self-aggrandize themselves over and over and over. They want the reader to know that they were there during big moments and that they played an important part (in their eyes) in the campaign and election. For evidence, I invite you to look at the pictures in the middle of the book. Both authors appear in the photos multiple times, and there are individual photographs with President Trump in the Oval Office. I have never seen this done before, and I'm a bit surprised that the editors allowed this to happen.
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
I bought Let Trump Be Trump (LTBT) with an interest to know more on what happened behind the scenes during the Trump campaign.

The book is written by former Trump campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, and David Bossie, former deputy campaign manager and president of Citizens United.

The reasoning for my two star review is not because of any political disagreement nor reaction towards any biases in the book-- it's just that for a book about Trump and the campaign surrounding him, there is very little about Trump and substance on the campaign. The writing is really simplistic and repetitive, and reads more like a grade school 5-paragraph essay rather than a thrilling documentary. Every few paragraphs usually end in mostly praise for the authors or Trump, but without much substance or imagination adding to that praise to the point where this gets REALLY repetitive. I'm personally fine with a writer saying something is great, but you have to tell me WHY it was so great. Give me the details!

A lot of campaign inter-workings are skipped over in favor of a few more outlandish incidents (like Trump's eating habits or getting his clothes steamed while he was still wearing them), which bring a tiny bit of insight and entertainment value but they are few and far between. That furthered my disappointment in the book.

Sometimes, there are a bunch of contradictions: Corey details in one section that Trump's four food groups are "McDonald's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, pizza, and Diet Coke", then in the next section that Trump was in good health saying "he was a thoroughbred-- American Pharaoh" (a name of a prized racing horse), then in the section after that it goes back into how terrible Trump's eating habits are, and treating himself to ice cream. I don't know anyone who eats junk food all the time comes out at the end better for it, look up "Super Size Me" for proof.

If you come into this book expecting some kind of unbiased and detailed account, don't. The book goes through Corey and David's lives before Trump, the people around them, how they got involved in the campaign, their experiences and their eventual departures. There is a lot of self-praising and self-posturing of the authors and their work to the point where it's less about Trump and more about Corey, David, and the folks around them. They sometimes comment negatively on the work with other folks within the campaign, take what you will out of that. The book ends with the authors and staff members distancing or separating from Trump, and what they're up to now.

Overall LTBT is a very quick read and can be finished in a day. It doesn't leave you with any journey of substance nor thoughtful platitudes. Would I discourage you from reading it? No. If you followed the election and wanted to know a tiny piece of the puzzle, this book has some worth. Sadly, if you were looking for an expose you'll likely have to wait till someone breaks away from Trump's inner circle and spills the beans.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
lyndell haigood
Loved this book. I believed all that the authors wrote before they wrote it. Trump is a real handful, but that's what this country needs if we are going to try to undo what a group we call "The Dark State" is trying to do to take over and change America. Our Founding Fathers must have been turning over in their graves when Obama and the Clintons were in power. Trump might be a "Bull in a China Shop" but his strength and savvy makes him the one to drain the swamp. I'll vote for him again and continue praying for him and our beloved USA>
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I found this to be a fascinating look into the Trump campaign. I was also able to read Shattered which was a look into the Clinton campaign. It was knd of neat to compare the two. This book was a quick read and well written. Trump is a very different candidate and I much appreciated this peek inside to sorta see how the sausage is made so to speak. He is obviously one of the hardest working people with great intelligence and skill. Constantly working the “Art of the Deal”. He is clearly proud to be an American and wants to do everything he can to MAGA. I did not want to vote for Trump, but knew I could not vote for a ended up voting for him and I will be first to admit..he has kept all his promises and I could not be more pleased with his 1st year. Anyway..these two gentlemen obviously know Trump well and gave a great peek inside for us all. I enjoyed the book..couldn’t put it down.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
janice prowant
My "Credentials" – Same age as President Trump – retired English professor – political junkie who admits to having voted for Jimmy Carter

This is not a novel, so do not expect a lot of superlative adjectives and gush. It reads like a journal of a campaign with one goal – get Candidate Trump elected POTUS. Professionals from all walks of life dared these team members to succeed, and this book explains how they did it.

From the beginning of the campaign season, I read many articles about the Trump team members – pro and con – from around the world. Mostly, they were portrayed as rag-tag misfits in a constant state of freefall. Maybe this was partly by design to stay in the news and keep the public curious and interested because what I found in the book were honest recollections of a well-orchestrated, seasoned, and dynamic group that never waivered in its loyalty and commitment to Candidate Trump.

It is not often that I read a book when I already know the ending, but this was one time when I was intrigued by the prospect of learning about the inner workings and thoughts of those involved in the campaign. The book is full of honest and credible details, but not so much so that it becomes boring. On the contrary, less is more, and leaving the audience wanting more is best. I think the "more" aspect will play out through the presidency.

There were times when I would have liked to have read more about the reasons why choices were made, but critical thinking skills and background knowledge helped.

In part, the book is a thank-you note to all who believed in Donald Trump and his aspirations for our country. In a few places, I could see where the litany of names could be confusing to less-informed readers, but the book is fast-paced so the confusion is short-lived.

Do not expect Hillary-bashing. There is very little mention of her, except when paths crossed.

At times, the writing seems a bit simplistic, but that is style, not content. Switching between 1st- and 3rd-persons is done correctly with the use of italic script to indicate quotations. I found two comma splices in the entire book and, given my propensity toward finding grammar errors, that still earns a high grade.

This is not a book about adoration of President Trump, although I believe the people on his team admired and respected him greatly. I would have enjoyed more of his quotations and paraphrases, but he is not the focus of the book, and I think these aspects were left out intentionally so his dynamic personality would not overshadow the authors' efforts to write a chronicle of events leading to triumph, based on loyalty, commitment, and honesty to Donald Trump and to each other.

Overall, it was an enjoyable book to read. I'd recommend it if a potential reader is able to read it objectively. As in many aspects of life, we look for and get out of the book what we want to find.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
It's interesting that the ratings are probably political. The republicans giving 5 stars and the Democrats 1 star. I'm a registered Democrat and a registered Republican. I switched to Democrat years ago when the party became the toy of the rich. As a matter of fact, I am appalled at what has transpired over the past 18 years. The GOP has been getting more and more corrupt over the years and now they are just blatant about it. It's both sad and disgusting.

Trump is being Trump. He has been since 11/8/2016, and it's sickening just like this book. I used to respect both parties leaning toward the GOP in the 60s, 70s, and part of the 80s, but I really can't stomach what the GOP is doing to our country and allowing someone like Trump to represent their party.

This book is propoganda. It's time for a revolution.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
hazel letran
This is a great book for those wanting an inside view of the historical 2016 Campaign. I also want to point out that at the time of posting this review... only 8 out of 75 1-star reviews are by verified purchasers. On the other hand 215 out of 255 5-star reviews are by verified purchasers... ok so haters are coming on here leaving bad reviews, I'm fine with that... I just don't understand why the store puts all the 1 and 2 star reviews at the top of the list. I had to click into "see all 355 reviews" and then go to the 4th page to see any positive reviews. It doesn't seem right or natural at all. Could this have anything to do with Jeff Bezos being a Trump-hater himself?

On the other hand, the clearly Anti-Trump book "Fire and Fury"... 60 out of 64 1 star reviews are by verified purchasers, yet you can only find these reviews if you use the sorting options. Some of the one star reviews have 4000+ people saying its helpful, but you still can't find them unless you sort for it.

I read the "The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of the store" a couple years ago when I was a big fan of the store. I was disappointed to find out how manipulative and conniving Bezos is. Since reading that book and following current events involving Bezos and the store, my opinion of him and the store has slid dramatically. I wouldn't put it past Bezos to manipulate the reviews of Pro-Trump and Anti-Trump books. It's sad.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
lisa gaa
I am in the midst of reading many many accounts of the 2016 presidential campaigns, and subsequent shocking election. My prediction is that it will be studied more than any other, joined with the study of the inevitable catastrophic fall of President Donald Trump. How the fall occurs, of course, hasn’t been determined yet, but it will be a doozy. My preference - he’s run out of office in a resounding defeat by American voters in the 2020 election. Either the Republican primary or the General Election. An impeachment will be so hard on America; we’d survive it, but by the time the process was over, it’d be close to end of 2020 anyway. And I don’t see where the Senate would ever have enough votes to convict anyway. Unless Mueller found unimpeachable evidence of direct treasonous acts by Trump. It’s gonna be more likely money laundering, perhaps being compromised with Russian kompromat for personal immoral acts or probably, financial misdeeds. Whatever, getting defeated at the ballot box is the preferred ending. Best for America. With that said, I have to admit I haven’t read this book yet. Though I do plan on adding it to my reading list. But Corey Lewandowski is so skewed in his thinking, his screed promises to just be a handbook on pandering. I just cannot stomach it yet. But I wanted to add my comments on why I want to read it but just cannot yet to the very interesting discussion of this book. I gave the “middle” star. Wish there was a neutral one. But I will revise my rating, for the good or bad, once I’m able to bring myself to read it. And I’ll try to be fair. Who knows, my expectations for Corey’s inability to be true to the process are so low, this book could surprise me? I doubt it, but I’m open to rating this above the “1Star” I expect I’ll give it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
debra brownstein
The book is a very fast paced read. There is no pulling punches on Trump. Its also unique in that its not done to denigrate, even scores or to conflate victories. Just a clear headed view into the inner workings of the campaign, good and bad. There are areas that could bave been dived jnto more deeply but the book is not intended to be a long tome with minutae. A biographer will be sure go do that in the future. What does come out is a candidate, for better and for worse, who will not back down or compromise his core beliefs. Additionally, is the brutal work schedule Trump adheres to is exhausting just reading it. Trump won because he's a brilliant communicator, he's fearless, wicked smart and out works everyone. I found it interesting he uses the socratic method of learning. You have to be extremely bright to use that method effectively, but its also a intense methodology that hones knowledge and skills in a accelerated curve. This explains Trumps ability to adlib and fight back so quickly. Anyone who fights with Trump better read this book. Don't do so at your own peril.
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The writing alone is awful and reason enough to give the book 1 star. Throw in the self-congratulatory and highly selective content and it is literally painful to read. In the interest of trying to be open-minded I forced myself to read it all, but feel guilty for wasting hours that I can't get back.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Love him or hate him, you have to admit that Trump's campaign for the presidency was unprecedented, historic, and staggeringly surprising for pundits and politicians from left and right. Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie had front row seats and tell their story of the campaign in Let Trump Be Trump: The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency.

Lewandowski and Bossie make no bones about the fact that they are fans of Trump. This is certainly not a tell-all book that will reveal some deep, dark secrets casting Trump in a negative light. (We see plenty of attempts to do that in the press every single day.) Let Trump Be Trump is fun to read for the personal stories and perspectives Lewandowski and Bossie tell.

They confirm what America has known for a long time: Trump is a hard worker who never sleeps. He is demanding of his employees but takes care of them and is willing to give people a chance to prove themselves. He values loyalty over resume and experience. He has a playful sense of humor.

For those who are glad Trump won in 2016, Let Trump Be Trump is an entertaining trip down memory lane. No one in the press or the political establishment thought Trump was going to win. The Republicans bailed on him again and again. Yet Trump and many of those closest to him never doubted, never gave up. We may never see another presidential election like this.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the complimentary electronic review copy!
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
judy mcclure
I was interested in this book because gave an insider's perspective from campaign staff. The story details how campaigners Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie seemed to brilliantly engineer the Trump campaign and created a come-from-behind win that was remarkable in American politics.

This book gives many instances where Corey Lewandowski was seemingly able to turn the campaign's tide in Trumps favor. On occasion, the author interviews Lewandowski for first person details ("Maybe it’s best for Corey himself to tell you what happened..."). (p. 122) It wasn’t until I was a couple of chapters into the book that I realized the author WAS Corey Lewandowski! The entire book is Corey Lewandowski commending himself! This makes the whole book seem bizarre and dubious. It’s like a fawning Sean Hannity interviewing himself.

In his book, Lewandowski repeatedly praises Trump as a great guy to work for - but provides plenty of stories of where Trump humiliated and undermined his hardworking campaign staff. Examples:

1. (p.108) With the Iowa caucus approaching, campaign manager Lewandowski was working many overtime hours per week leading the effort with brilliant tactics, but Trump belittled Lewandowski, saying "You don’t know what you are doing. This team is completely lost."

2. (p. 123) In April 2016, after come from behind primary wins in seven of eleven voting states, Lewandowski was working 18 to 20 hour days and fell asleep in Trumps' campaign plane, whereupon Trump told Lewandowski "Corey, if you can take it, we''ll get someone else".

3. (p.128) In May 2016, Trump tells one of Lewandowski's staffers, "You don’t need to listen to Corey anymore. He's not your boss".

4. (p. 130) A month later, Donald Trump, Jr. fired Lewandowski in in favor of the now disgraced Paul Manafort. Lewandowski's firing was done AFTER the campaign issued a press release of the firing . It speaks volumes that Donald Senior didn’t do the firing himself.

5. (p. 256) After the election is over, and Trump has won, Trump states "I'm doing a great job, but my staff sucks".

To me, these statements hardly make Donald Trump seem like a great guy to work for- he's actually the boss from hell. It also makes you wonder if Lewandowski is the political equivalent of a doormat.

On several pages, the author rants about the media's liberal bias, and calls the FBI investigation into campaign collusion with foreign governments "a well-known red herring". However, Lewandowski relates events where foreign governments were clearly involved with the campaign. Paul Manafort "stayed behind to meet with the Russian ambassador" (p. 127), and received a "twelve-point-seven-million dollar payment from Ukraine" (p.145). If the FBI doesn’t investigate this, THEY AREN’T DOING THEIR JOB!

Eventually, Trump fires Manafort. Again, Donald Senior doesn't do the firing himself, he delegates the job to Steve Bannon.

I was disappointed that this book turned out to be a self-congratulatory story about the Trump campaign, and the way it's written makes me wonder how much of it is actually true. This book (and the GOP’s support of the Alabama campaign of likely pedophile Roy Moore) tell me I've got to leave the Republican Party.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
tammy nickerson
I have now read the preview version, very fun and exciting! I am waiting for the print version to come in the mail. After seeing Corey and David on the Fox and Friends I am looking forward to this behind the scenes look at the most successful campaign in history!
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Seems like it was written by the press secretary for the President. Oh, yeah, it kinda was. Sure, not the official press secretary, but just another one of his talking heads. Gives it no legitimacy. Don't waste your time.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
stella s
I have already listened to this book 11,257 times as I'm a time traveler from the year 2136. It is required listening for all citizens of the Republic....(not the republic of New Mexifornia, whose land mass was ripped away in the great Andreas quake of 77' and quickly re-annexed by Mexico.

I bring with me a message of hope and good tidings. Lord Baron Trump IV narrowly defeated Chastity Mezvinsky(great great grandaughter of Chelsea Hubble-Mezvinsky) 463 to 20 in the electoral college, with Mezvinsky only winning the district of Beirut(formerly Chicago). An automatic recount would have been in play if she had reached 21 electoral votes, otherwise known as the Stein threshold. So please do not be dismayed by the liberals of your time, we MAGA for like a hundred years in a row!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
tabatha myrick
Very interesting insights into the man behind the persona of Trump. Although I do not like all that I read about him, he is a man who understands his own convictions and is willing to stand by them, and we desperately need men like this.

Time will tell if he is as great a president as I believe he can be. There are powerful forces against him, but I give him high marks so far.

I did not like the way Lewandowski was let go, it showed a lack of class. Trump has the right to hire his team, but there is no gain in a dismissive departure for loyal people.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
katherine rowe
This Christmas, the bookshelf is packed with books on Donald Trump. Some are from friendly authors, such as Newt Gingrich. But most are psychobabble tomes written in hysterical terms on how the president is ending the world as we know it. We've seen it all before.

What a refreshing change to get this campaign memoir by David Bossie and Corey Lewandowski. Here we get the inside account on campaigning with the Trump family and the original campaign team. There's lots of stuff going on, internal staff changes, arguments over direction, and dealing with a hostile Hillary Clinton news media. In the 2016 campaign, most news networks and newspaper reporters openly campaigned for Democrat Hillary Clinton on a daily basis, all objectivity gone. These reporters (alleged journalists) not only predicted a Hillary Clinton victory, but worked overtime to tell people that she was the superior candidate.

The voters wisely decided to reject the 'sage wisdom' of CNN and MS-NBC reporters, and the rest is history. Enjoy this personal account of the rough and tumble journey of the 2016 election, from the winning side! Hint: it was not the side of the New York Times or the Washington Post. The hardcover edition includes a selection of beautiful color images from the campaign.

Editing note: In finishing the hardcover, I was disappointed that the released text was not properly proofread by Hachette Book Group (Center Street imprint) and editor Kate Hartson. On page 11, "ensured" should have been "assured". On page 96, "PDF" should have been "PFD". This was quite egregious, as the Personal Financial Disclosure (PFD) was referenced twice on that page and someone allowed the manuscript to change it into a nonsensical reference to digital document format PDF from Adobe Software. Finally on page 216, a lengthy reference to the seating of "Paula Jones" at a television debate somehow became "Paul Jones" on this page. I assume these mistakes were made by an over-reliance on an automatic spellchecker. But that's the digital age. A machine is still no substitute for a patient read and a keen eye.

Aside from these minor first edition quibbles, the manuscript is excellent, and the nation can rest assured that Bossie and Lewandowski rendered the public a great service in helping Donald Trump become president.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
ron frazer
This is a fun read for conservatives. Read first hand how Corey and Dave made the impossible possible for Donald J. Trump on November 8, 2016.

If you have plans to run a national Presidential campaign, this book has a complete listing of hundreds of individuals who made Trump President.

Any ratings lower that five stars are from leftists, and should be ignored. This would make a great gift to your grand children, who are being brain washed in high school to believe in big government socialism and open borders.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
ivy mcallister
It appeared to me to be an authentic snapshot of the campaign. It is amazing....also see how few resources they had, yet were able to exposed 'the power of Trump' to the people. While I don't like the petty things he says and tweets, I like what he is doing for our country....commonsense decisions by a focused CEO when running the largest business (USA) in the world......NOT a 'crown prince' that has never run a lemonade stand!
Definitely an 'easy read', but I would have liked more details on some things.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
brennan breeland
Just like the book by Roger Stone, I was disappointed big time. I thought there would be a LOT more personal stuff such as Trump talking in much greater detail about all the events. Few and far between. Wish I could give it a 5 being a big Trump fan, but i shoulda went to the library.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
katherine wu
It's funny that the store's "Best Positive Review" is a four star, LOL, when the book gets about 80% 5 stars. That's OK--bias confirmation is something that we need to accept and factor in to our opinions and conversation.

The book is well done. It's not a revealing memoir, but takes us through the ups and downs of the campaign from an insider perspective. It's a break from Trump's own books, and totally worth the read. This and the Obama 2008 campaign were probably the most historic in a century. It's interesting to compare the two (the book doesn't), as both targeted demographic/ special interest groups that were somewhat untapped.

My biggest high five here is the store getting this book to me on 12/14. It's sold out all over the country and somehow they came through for something my wife really wanted to read. Thank you, the store.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Corey wrote from the heart and did an excellent job giving his view on how this campaign took off.Fantastic book about the most historic win in our history! The sheer hard work and determination of Trump is an inspiring story! Everybody wrote him off; nobody believed he'd actually win. You don't have to like Trump as a person, but you gotta' love his vision for the country and the effects he's had on our economy.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
brenda g
Like that Don King supported his campaign. I for one did not know that. This book can tell the truth about lots of things like how US citizens are important. And how left-winger Democrats thrive on starving, illegal immigrants just to get votes!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
chitra tarigopula
What amazed me is the number of Trump haters that posted a review here. It appears that a meeting was held, and the liberal do nothings were told to write a bad review. Unlike them I actually read the book and learned a lot more about this great president. Let Trump be Trump is a good book and I highly recommend it to the real people of America to want to learn who our president really is in real life…
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
t r a c y
Besides the obvious fact that this is a biased and untruthful account of our president,,,the author is no write but one with an agenda. I suppose since Trump supporters are simple people who want to read lies they may like this comic book but to anyone who finished high school this 'book' will disappoint.
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One wonders why anyone would buy a book written by someone whose influence in the campaign was waning by April 2016 and who was
gone by June 2016. This "inside story" obviously has some huge gaps, wouldn't you say? And since the non-disclosure agreement he signed
with Trump is still in effect he is legally bound "from making disparaging or revealing remarks about the candidate." Let that word REVEALING sink in for a moment. There is nothing in this book which hasn't been approved by Trump's lawyers (we know he doesn't read himself).
Save your money Trumpsters and watch Sean Hannity--it's the same stuff and it's FREE!!!!!! Or buy the Michael Wolff book, which is at the very least entertaining!
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
This book is little more than a self-congratulatory diary by the author. We did this, then we did that, this happened, then that happened. The writing and editing are poor and the "insider's" view isn't very deep. If you followed the news at all during the election, you can skip this book.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
andrew meyer
Trump Vs. who knew President Trump had to fight against headwinds even in his own team. so what did he say on the campaign trail, and who else did the flubs. found a thing for android trump vs. that does actual sayings of trump and others, think this book will help. good insight into the campaign and Trump
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
paula mcallister
I was a bit apprehensive regarding spending time written by a Trump stalwart, but curiosity made me do it. The authors begin by remembering Trump as 'gracious, respectful, and speaking to and for all Americans' during his victory speech election night. Then he follows with 'The 24 hours leading up to that moment were another story altogether.'

Late that afternoon it looked like he didn't have a chance. Cable news anchors and commentators were having a good time at Corey's (a prior CNN commentator) expense. The early return/poll numbers were terrible. Sean Spicer was so convinced of a Trump loss that he was petitioning networks for a job the week before the election - that and other indicators of lack of loyalty led Trump to not fully trust the RNC team. Then the numbers started to turn, and at 2:20 A.M. EST, AP called the race for Trump.

Most of the book is taken up with stories of 'The three-ring circus that was the Trump campaign,' as Erika Martinez of the New York Daily News put it. Fast food, loud and foul-mouthed rants. "Sooner or later, everybody who works for Donald Trump see a side of him that makes them wonder why they took a job with him," and the authors "both had moments they wanted to parachute off Trump Force One." Jared Kushner doesn't come off much better.

Staffer Sam Nunberg was deliberately left at a McDonald's because his special-order took too long. "Leave him, let's go," said Trump. Trump's suit would be steamed on the airplane - his pants while he wore them.

Unfortunately, there are no good lessons to learn about DJT.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
jenn bahr
If you're a Trump supporter dying for more fuel for your zeal, this is your book. While not particularly deep or revealing, what this book lacks in legitimacy or insight it more than makes up for in thinly constructed narratives to justify baseless hero worship. Not for the faint of hearted or lovers of reality!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jafar mortazavi
It’s so refreshing to read a book by authors who were there and not afraid to tells it like it was. Not always pretty but growth and change seldom are. I highly recommend no matter what your political preference.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
derek boeckelmann
The book itself is not a masterpiece but Trump, he is the real deal.

Trump isn't bought and paid for, like all of our other "elected officials", all living the high life on our tax money. If Trump said he would do something, he is working to make sure that something gets done. Not hiding behind double-talk and delay tactics waiting for the voting public to forget what was promised.

For all the haters out there, if Trump could run for "King", he'd get my vote today.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
christy halstead
OMG, I got the audiobook version. Downloaded it the moment it became available. Listened during my commute to/from work and all day in between. It is the most enlightening and entertaining book that I have read in years. Worth every penny. One minute my eyebrows would shoot up in shock and the next I am laughing out loud and the next feeling as proud of Trump as I am of any of my children. What a book!
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jeanine militello
A fawning and sycophantic account written with slightly below average skill. Un-engaging for the most part, and seems aimed at readers who prefer very low levels of sophistication and nuance in their reading material,
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