Friday July 10, 2020

How Trump made a brand out of stupidity

A new book on the current White House administration is perhaps the most frightening yet, exposing wilful ignorance and deliberate neglect designed to undermine the very architecture of government

11th November, 2018
Michael Lewis, journalist and best-selling author: ‘It is a source of real weakness in our democracy right now that people get to choose their facts’ Pic: Getty

Many books have been written about Donald Trump since he came to power, some of which have majored on his wildly inappropriate and offensive personal behaviour, his misuse of power and the circus at the White House over which he presides.

Three of these books are among the best of the year: Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury provided some near comic relief in its hotly contested insider depictions, Bob Woodward added gravitas in his volume...

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