Understanding Trump

Newt Gingrich

Book - 2017

"New Gingrich shares what he learned from more than two years helping Trump and his team throughout the campaign, the election, and during the first months of the presidency" and "provides unique insight into how the new president's past experiences have shaped his life and style of governing"--

Saved in:

2nd Floor Show me where

1 / 1 copies available
Location Call Number   Status
2nd Floor 973.933/Gingrich Checked In
New York : Center Street 2017.
Main Author
Newt Gingrich (author)
First edition
Physical Description
xvii, 347 pages, 8 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 340-343).
  • Foreword
  • Introduction: Why This Book?
  • Part 1. Understanding Trump
  • Chapter 1. From Queens to the White House
  • Chapter 2. The Four-Sided Table
  • Chapter 3. Winning, Big League
  • Part 2. Understanding the Rise of Trump
  • Chapter 4. The Rise of the IYI
  • Chapter 5. The Propaganda Media
  • Chapter 6. Toxic Identity Politics
  • Chapter 7. The Great Transition
  • Chapter 8. The Inaugural
  • Chapter 9. The Permanent Opposition
  • Part 3. The Four-Box Model for the Trump Agenda
  • Chapter 10. The Safety Box
  • Chapter 11. The American Competitiveness Box
  • Chapter 12. The Health Box
  • Chapter 13. The Making-Government-Work Box
  • Chapter 14. Bringing Trump to States and Communities
  • Chapter 15. The Road Ahead
  • Appendix I. The Intellectual Yet Idiot from Skin in the Game by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Appendix II. The Speeches of Donald J. Trump
  • Endnotes
  • Acknowledgments
Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Former House speaker Gingrich (A Nation like No Other) promises an insider's look at what makes Donald J. Trump tick, but instead, he delivers an implausible portrait of the 45th president as a straight-talking guy from Queens who, unlike the "intellectual yet idiot" elite, can connect naturally with working people. Gingrich's Trump is an entrepreneur, pragmatist, and family man, a uniquely promising leader capable of achieving what others say is impossible. He "flaunts his wealth both as a measure of personal achievement and as a celebration of the greatness of America." Those interested in understanding Trump or principled conservative policy reform will not find answers here. Gingrich instead reviews the perils of inflexible bureaucracies, his own health-care reform proposals, and the merits of tax reduction. Gingrich warns that identity politics, media bias, and a permanent opposition threaten to destroy Trump's presidency, and Trump so threatens the liberal establishment that a coup d'état is a danger. He finishes his hastily assembled profile with an incoherent mix of lists, projects, a diatribe by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, and transcriptions of Trump's speeches, giving the impression that Gingrich has little new to offer readers. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.