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Team of vipers : my 500 extraordinary days in the Trump White House / Cliff Sims.

Sims, Cliff, (author.).

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  • 26 of 26 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
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  • ISBN: 125022389X
  • ISBN: 9781250223890
  • ISBN: 125022389X
  • ISBN: 9781250223890
  • ISBN: 9781250223890
  • ISBN: 125022389X
  • Physical Description: xx, 360 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Election night -- Slow climb aboard the Trump train -- The deplorables -- Fight or flight -- Size matters -- Early days in the "dump" -- Twenty-one days on top of the world -- The professionals -- Killers -- The Mooch is loose -- Better angels -- A tale of two generals -- Cut cut cut -- Frenemies of the people -- Black eyes and broken glass -- Disposable -- Epilogue: Outside the bubble.
Summary, etc.:
After standing at Donald Trump's side on Election Night, Cliff Sims joined him in the West Wing as Special Assistant to the President and Director of White House Message Strategy. He soon found himself pulled into the President's inner circle as a confidante, an errand boy, an advisor, a punching bag, and a friend. Sometimes all in the same conversation. As a result, Sims gained unprecedented access to the President, sitting in on private meetings with key Congressional officials, world leaders, and top White House advisors. He saw how Trump handled the challenges of the office and how he saw the world. For five hundred days, Sims also witnessed first-hand the infighting and leaking, the anger, joy, and recriminations. He had a role in some of the President's biggest successes, and he shared the blame for some of his administration's worst disasters. He gained key insights into the players of the Trump West Wing, from Jared Kushner and John Kelly to Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway. Sims even helped Trump craft his enemies list, knowing who was loyal and who was not. And he took notes. Hundreds of pages of notes. In real-time. Sims stood with the President in the eye of the storm raging around him, and now he tells the story. The story of power and palace intrigue, backstabbing and bold victories, as well as painful moral compromises.
Subject: Sims, Cliff.
Trump, Donald, 1946-
Presidents > United States.
Presidents > United States > Staff > Biography.
United States > Politics and government > 2017-
Genre: Autobiographies.

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Team of Vipers : My 500 Extraordinary Days in the Trump White House
Team of Vipers : My 500 Extraordinary Days in the Trump White House
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Team of Vipers : My 500 Extraordinary Days in the Trump White House

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According to this savvy, entertaining insider's memoir, the Trump administration is, as advertised, a snake pit of betrayal and backstabbing. Sims, the ex-director of White House message strategy, worked closely with President Trump and had access to behind-closed-doors political dramas and up-close views of Trump's magnetic personality and not-always-rational preoccupations. (On his first day, Sims drafted a-patently untrue, he later learned-PR case asserting that Trump's inaugural crowd was bigger than Obama's.) He paints the West Wing as "Game of Thrones, but with the characters from Veep," with staffers jockeying for status through disruptive leaks, undermining rumors, and poisonous accusations. Sims's evangelical moral qualms left him fretting that he was "forfeit[ing] his own soul" by participating in such intrigues, but he nonetheless revels in venomous sketches of rivals such as communications director Anthony Scaramucci ("drunk on the attention and adulation"), spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway ("a cartoon villain brought to life"), and chief of staff John Kelly ("vindictive, unhinged," and "fully consumed by the darkness"). Sims's vivid portrait of Trump shrewdly balances admiration with misgivings, and his intricate, engrossing accounts of White House vendettas and power plays have a good mix of immersion and perspective. The result is one of the best of the recent flood of Trump tell-alls. Photos. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


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