It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America

  • Title: It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America
  • Author: David Cay Johnston
  • ISBN: 9781501174179
  • Page: 357
  • Format: ebook
  • It s Even Worse Than You Think What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America The Trump administration is remaking the government It s Even Worse Than You Think What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America tells readers exactly how it is making America worse again Bestsell
    The Trump administration is remaking the government It s Even Worse Than You Think What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America tells readers exactly how it is making America worse again.Bestselling author and longtime Trump observer David Cay Johnston shines a light on the political termites who have infested our government under the Trump Administration, destroyinThe Trump administration is remaking the government It s Even Worse Than You Think What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America tells readers exactly how it is making America worse again.Bestselling author and longtime Trump observer David Cay Johnston shines a light on the political termites who have infested our government under the Trump Administration, destroying it from within and compromising our jobs, safety, finances, and .No journalist knows Donald Trump better than David Cay Johnston, who has been following him since 1988 It s Even Worse Than You Think What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America goes inside the administration to show how the federal agencies that touch the lives of all Americans are being undermined Here is just some of what you will learn The Wall Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto told President Trump that Mexico will never pay for the border wall So, Trump is proposing putting a tariff on Mexican imports But a tariff will simply raise the price of Mexican goods in the US, meaning American consumers will end up paying for the wall if it ever gets built.Climate Change Welcome to the new EPA, run by Scott Pruitt, a lawyer who has spent much of his career trying to destroy the agency he now heads Secrecy reigns at the new EPA because Pruitt meets with industry executives to find out which clean air and clean water provisions they most want to roll back, and keeps staffers in the dark to make sure these pro pollution plans don t leak prematurely.Stocking the Swamp Contrary to his promise to drain the swamp in Washington, DC, Trump has filled his cabinet with millionaires and billionaires, from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, a Goldman Sachs and hedge fund veteran who made much of his fortune foreclosing on homeowners to billionaire heiress Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who has already put the interests of bankers ahead of debt burdened students and their families.The Kleptocracy Under Donald Trump conflict of interest is pass When Trump isn t in Washington, he stays at one of his properties, where the taxpayers pick up the tab for staffers, Secret Service, and so on, all at full price And back in Washington, everyone now knows that the Trump International Hotel is the only place to stay if you want to do business with the administration Meanwhile sons Donald Jr and Eric run an eyes wide open blind trust of Trump holdings to avoid the appearance of conflict of interest but not the reality.

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    About David Cay Johnston


    1. Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in Beat Reporting, as a journalist for The New York Times, for exposing loopholes and inequities in the U.S tax code.


    433 Comments


    1. Okay, first off I haven't read all of this, just like I have yet to finish Fire and Fury and The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump. At least I finished On Tyranny. I get half way through most non-fiction political books, and maybe most non-fiction before I become bored. But this is more than boredom.This book is actually more important than the others that I have read halfway through. It is the book we should be reading as one reviewer had said, and I had thought the same. But now that I am old, I [...]

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    2. The author strikes me as a worried good government centrist appalled at Donald Trump who is a corrupt incompetent narcissist racist sleaze who now occupies the White House. This is, of course, pretty damning stuff but unprecedented only in the magnitude of the disease. I suppose it might convince a few suburban moderate Republicans that Trump is a problem. The stuff presented in the book is well known and I think centrists who are against Trump are appreciated for having a little more discernmen [...]

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    3. This seems to be the book we should be reading instead of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.

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    4. Just when you thought you couldn't feel any worse about the direction the United States is taking, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Cay Johnston delivers a hard and deeply reported dose of reality. Looking beyond the daily sideshow of presidential tweets and racist dog whistles, Johnston takes us into the agencies where Donald Trump's army of "termites" is hollowing out the federal government, and quietly instituting policies that will make the vast majority of Americans poorer, sicker an [...]

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    5. Most of the books I've read about Donald Trump focus squarely on the man himself, his relations with the people surrounding him in the White House, and his outrageous behavior. David Cay Johnston's book is somewhat different. Trump's erratic actions and insults are acknowledged throughout. He is unquestionably the star of the story. But It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America spotlights the policies Trump has promoted and the people he's named to senio [...]

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    6. David Cay Johnston is a working journalist who has covered Donald Trump for decades, and has written two previous books about him. In this book, he looks not at Trump's personal life and all the possible, ah, colorful details, which at this writing are much in the news, but strictly at his actions as President, and his business dealings that explain and illuminate those actions.This is very much a fact-based book, examining what Trump has actually done, and the practical effects, as well as the [...]

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    7. I, like many Americans, wake up every morning dreading what new Hell is in store for us and the world thanks to the Dumpster Fire that currently sits in the Oval Office as our commander-in-chief. That Trump is a liar, a tax cheat, a douchebag, an asshole, a narcissist, a compassionless moron, a seven-year-old wearing old men’s clothes, a sack of shit, a mouth-breather, a racist, a misogynist, a potential sociopath, quite possibly mentally ill, and a fuckwad isn’t really in dispute. Hell, eve [...]

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    8. The title says it best: it is even worse than you think. It's a shame this book hasn't received the same kind of attention that Fire and Fury has, as it covers some very important, and disturbing, things that have been happening while we were all looking the other way, distracted by tweets, sh*tholes, or any of a number of other things. And that was the overriding, macro-view takeaway of this book for me. I watch a lot of news, and much of it seems to be reporting on drama rather than policy. So [...]

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    9. This is a very well written catalog of the damage that the current administration is doing to our country. I consider myself reasonable well informed; I read the Washington Post and New York Times daily, as well as following links from Twitter posts to the Atlantic, the New Yorker and other on-line news aggregators. Even after all that reading Johnston has uncovered things that I didn't know about before reading this book. It's well worth the time I spent on it, and I'll be reading more of Johns [...]

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    10. Well researched and well written. Not politically slanted.Read Fire and Fury to understand the personalities at work and this one for the policies.

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    11. This is the best book written so far on the Trump administration. It is everything that Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury book is not. This book is short on gossip and heavy on fact. It details how Trump and his Cabinet members have acted during his Presidency. It focuses on what they do rather than what they say. Most frightening to me is the long lasting damage that is being done, especially in the judiciary, the EPA, the Department of Education, health care, and the State Department. The action [...]

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    12. Nothing super-new in here, if you’ve been watching the news. It focuses on the Trump Administration’s ineptitude/malfeasance when it comes to staffing government positions, undermining governmental norms, etc. It’s well-researched.The author, however, has a somewhat patronizing, let-me-explain-this-to-you-so-you’ll-understand it style that rubbed me the wrong way and ultimately made the book a tedious experience for me. I would NOT want to sit next to this guy on a long plane flight.

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    13. Oh yes. This is the book that captures the triage unit in which we are currently living. The selfishness, the self absorption, the ego, the money. If you thought things were going badly - then read this. Yes. It is even worse than you think.This book nails down how Trump's business interests have colonized the presidency. Yep we are are in trouble. What happens when real estate capitalism takes over other modalities of power? Here we go

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    14. A lot of the details were known from many other media reports, but the section about how the Trump administration is concealing reports and litigation options to undermine worker safety is awful and not well known. Far from making American Great, this administration is making it worse for everyone except the wealthy pigs. And making everyone else pay for it. Whether by stripping away health care protections, student loan forgiveness, financial aid, environmental regulations, worker safety, and p [...]

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    15. Taking a break - I'm on fire!

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    16. A true tell all based on facts and heavily documented information not hearsay, not third party info, not opinions and having zero cherry coating. It's not about party lines, it's not about politics, it's about the danger we all are now facing and the need to create change for the betterment of our society . You cannot have someone in office who cannot deal with the basics and who lacks trust, empathy, discipline, critical thinking skills, self acknowledgement and awareness.David Cay Johnston sta [...]

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    17. I almost returned this book to the library without reading it once I realized the author also wrote "The Making of Donald Trump," which was a short book that turned into a long haul of a read due to the author's unwillingness to stay out of the narrative, inability to appear unbiased (I get it, Trump threatened to sue him), and the oddness of the book's structure and narrative. I decided to give this book a chance because it looked meatier than the other David Cay Johnston book I had read and th [...]

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    18. A “thinking person’s” FIRE AND FURY. More about what is happening in the country than in the White House. And it’s not good .

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    19. Johnston knows Trump’s game and can translate Trump Talk. Has been covering him for years so his perspective is seasoned.“The Trump presidency is about Trump. Period. Full stop.” “He says so himself all the time, but he mixes it in with lines about how he loves everyone and what a terrific job he will do, millions of Americans believe he is at one with them even though he is not even at one with himself.”“This is an administration that actively looks for the least qualified and the m [...]

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    20. Best selling author of The Making of Donald Trump, Johnson has been reporting on him for over 30 years and has been quoted and admired by him whenever Johnson's writing appeals to him. This book shows how quickly he has strayed from his campaign promises and hurt the very people who voted for him through taxes, by upping the rates on the poor from 10% to 15% while drastically cutting rates for the wealthy (himself and his cabinet included), through environmental policies that help the coal compa [...]

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    21. It took me a long time to read It's Even Worse Than You Think, not because it wasn't good, but because it's so distressing to see how the agencies that protect us are being systematically picked apart. Fire and Fury was about the sensational things Trump has done, his lawyer's payoffs of a hundred women, his inability to read and comprehend, his eating Big Macs in bed while tweeting. But David Cay Johnston's book is about how policy is being destroyed. Johnston has covered Trump since the 1980s [...]

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    22. I already knew some of the information in this book because I read the Washington Post and New Yorker on a regular basis. This is a far better and more useful book than Fire and Fury. I think every American would benefit from reading this book. It is an eye opener. This is a well researched book divided sections, each one dealing with a separate subject such as jobs, taxes, education, fossil fuels and climate and science denial. It is appalling to read how policies and actions taken by the Trump [...]

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    23. Frightening. He wants to take disability benefits from veterans and restrict housing for them and others in need. He proposed cutting off trade with all countries who trade with N. Korea, including China. It would cost Americans so much more to buy anything. But it would also open the door to China and India to take over the trade, likely permanently, that we now have. We know that Trump is cutting regulations on air and water quality. By nominating Neil Gorscuch to the supreme court, he is also [...]

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    24. This is the book that I think everyone needs to read rather than "Fire & Fury". It's well researched, based on facts and the author knows his subject well. What was most disturbing to me is the things that are happening behind the scenes that don't make the news. There are too many to mention in this review but a couple that stood out to me is the appointment of Cheryl LeFleur to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), a little know agency that has immense power in regards to t [...]

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    25. I am no Trump fan. But this book is too biased and lopsided.

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    26. There wasn't much in this book that I hadn't heard about, but then, these days I spend an inordinate amount of time following the news and worrying about what Trump will do. My reading used to be of quality, literary works. Now I seem to alternate between reading politically related books and light, escape fiction. The escape fiction helps with the depression from reading about what's going on. Still, this is an important book that lays it all out in an organized way. I recommend it.

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    27. After reading Sons of Wichita (about the Koch brothers), Dark Money (about the organizations they formed to remake our political system), and now this book, I feel I have fully educated myself on how we as a nation have come to this sad state of affairs. What frightens me most is summed up in this statement from Johnston's concluding chapter: "Donald Trump is not the political disease afflicting America, he is a symptom." Though I am not a religious person, I pray every day for our recovery.

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    28. This is the scariest thing I've ever skimmed through. Most of the big stuff has been on the news, but this pointed out horror after horror after horror. Appointing the Pruitt person to be in charge of the EPA was deliberate -- he doesn't believe in global warming, so put a like-minded fool there so he will encourage more air pollution. Wouldn't surprise me if he tries to lift the ban on cigarettes in public places.

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    29. So full of information. The chapter on Veterans was an eye opener. The chapter on Mar a Lagos. was appalling. The more read about the damage Trump is doing to our democracy the more I worry about what life will be for my grandchildren.

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    30. Rating: 3.5I admit picking this one up knowing it would feed my biases. Johnston presents an impressive catalogue of Donald Trump's inconsistency, narcissism, racism, xenophobia, insensitivity, and incompetence. The writing isn't bad, but it's not great, and gets unnecessarily snarky at times when telling it straight would be more effective. Otherwise, this book accomplishes its purpose and effectively delivers its message.

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