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The Making of Donald Trump

Hi all, just popping back in quickly during a busy stretch. If you’re following the election–if you’re not, please tell me how you’re avoiding it, I’m jealous–then you’re probably pulling your hair out like myself and most people I know.

One of my frustrations during election season is that there are so many media outlets reporting. Trying to get a comprehensive picture of things can require so much news-hopping that it gets tedious.

That said, if you’re looking for a primer on Herr Trump and haven’t already had your fill, The Making of Donald Trump by David Cay Johnston is a handy read.

The information in it won’t be completely new to anyone who has paid attention to Trump’s history, but it’s kind of nice to have all of the idiocy in one location.


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  • Michael LaRocca September 13, 2016, 6:14 am

    I predict that you have a more civilized set of commenters than most bloggers. Let’s find out.

  • Gypsy September 13, 2016, 10:14 pm

    I always get a nervous feeling when somebody I respect (who comes from the States) starts to talk politics. Like what if they ?… support… Trump?… oh phew! From a distance (Australia) it seems so obvious that he’s not the right choice for the president of the free world. But at the same times it seems to us like there’s a chance… and that will impact us all. We here down in this part of the world don’t get a vote… but we will get the fallout.

    • Josh Hanagarne September 14, 2016, 8:53 am

      I feel the same way, and I’m not extremely political. I’m extremely cynical about the system as a whole, one of the few areas where I feel like cynicism is totally justified. This election is different than others, however, because I do feel there’s more at stake than usual. I’m not a big fan of Hilary, but then, you won’t hear me singing the praises of any politicians. But Trump is an objectively bad choice and potentially catastrophic. I’m sure scientists could prove it in a laboratory.

      • Elisabeth Carroll September 30, 2016, 10:27 am

        Hi, Josh! We’ve met, actually, at the SLC Main Library and talked about Terry Pratchett after his death, and I enjoyed reading your book. I agree with you about the unimaginable danger of a Trump presidency, but agree with President Obama that Hillary Clinton is highly qualified to be our President. :Elisabeth, Ogden, Utah