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Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again is a non-fiction book by businessman and 45th president of the United States Donald Trump and an. download Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again Hardcover Donald After "correcting" Hillary Clinton's book reviews in site, I see this about. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In this book (previously published as Crippled America), we're going to look at the state of the world right now. It's a terrible.
So What Happened To Them? Quite a lot of that money has gone to Trump. No one responded to our inquiries. But there are a number of reasons to be skeptical. According to The Associated Press , Trump only cut a check after the Post ran a story on May 24 about how Trump was basking in public admiration for a donation he'd never actually made. When Trump makes promises of this sort, the result is more than just easy publicity.
I think we can all agree, after watching our politicians waste our tax dollars, that the last thing we want to do is to put them in charge of a trillion-dollar rebuilding program.
When I build a project, I watch the money. At least some of it is coming directly out of my pocket—and if I do the job right, a lot more is going back into that same pocket. I know what things cost, I know where the money goes, I know who is doing a good job, and I know who is just phoning it in.
Our government should, too. On the federal level, this is going to be an expensive investment, no question about that. But in the long run it will more than pay for itself. All rights reserved. Play Copyright Threshold Editions.
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Kushner meets with Netanyahu amid Israel's political crisis. Authorities searching for year-old turtle named 'Squishy' stolen from zoo. NY teacher on leave after complaints of mock slave auction. Notoriously, Trump has had issues with ghostwriters in the past, ones that have exposed the process by which his books were composed. A serious subject, a serious face. He is the winner who will stand as champion for all legal U. The book is by and large a relentless bombardment of the idea that wealth equates with success, and that business success makes you an all-round winner.
Education: privatise schools, stimulate competition between them, let consumers get the best deal. Healthcare: ditto. The rhetoric and the actual outlines of policy in this book adhere almost entirely to the image of the Trump who will run America as he runs his businesses or as he claims to. Mar 31, Manny marked it as not-to-read Shelves: Okay, I don't want to go all conspiracy theory on you, but it's hard not to apply cui bono here.
Under normal circumstances, you'd expect the Dems to be worried. They've had two terms in office, the US is still not doing so well economically, and Hillary is notoriously unpopular with a large chunk of the electorate. She ought to be having serious problems, and people on the left ought to be starting to shrug their shoulders and say, well, maybe some of those Republicans aren't that bad.
Instead, Okay, I don't want to go all conspiracy theory on you, but it's hard not to apply cui bono here. Instead, the markets are giving odds of about two to one that Ms Clinton will be the next President.
I suppose he might have done it by accident, or out of stupidity. But if he'd set out to destroy the party, I don't see that he could have been more effective. He's alienated several key demographics - Hispanics, blacks, women - to such an extent that it's hard to see how any bridge-building exercise is going to work. I suppose a major terrorist attack may make people feel that, even if he's an asshole, he's the kind of asshole the US needs to keep it safe.
But, more and more, he's coming across as a loose cannon who doesn't mean anything he says, who changes his story whenever it suits him and then insists that his views have "evolved", who just can't be taken seriously.
Consider for a moment that Trump used to be a Democrat. He used to be pro-choice.
He invited the Clintons to his last wedding. And in a book or a movie, you'd know by now that he'd done it on purpose, to trick the far right wing of the Republican Party into coming out in the open and permanently discrediting themselves. It would be the twist that wrapped up the whole narrative.
This is how, operating under deep cover, brave Agent Trump infiltrated the bunch of vampires that were sucking the US's life-blood, and put a stake through their collective hearts so that America could be Great Again. Of course, I don't really believe it. But I just read this article in the National Review - not exactly your typical lying, liberal publication - and when you see their quotes you have to wonder. Here's someone so insanely irresponsible that even Ann Coulter is publicly upset about it.
And that ending. I just have to quote it in full: Years of effort spent attempting to dispel the accusations of inherent Republican misogyny, xenophobia, hypocrisy, ignorance and blind rage have been undone by Trump's campaign. And every Trump advocate in front of a camera had a hand in this. We're not just gonna hug it out.
A pattern has emerged: Like I said, I'm not hypothesizing a conspiracy. But if I were Hillary, I wouldn't necessarily be unhappy that Trump right now looks like he has a decent shot at getting over half of the Republican delegates ahead of the July convention and locking up the nomination.
Hillary's one lucky woman. Donald Trump is unfit for the office. He is unfit for any office, morally and intellectually. His long litany of lies — which include fabrications about everything from his wealth to self-funding his campaign — is disqualifying.
His low character is disqualifying. His personal history is disqualifying. His complete, utter, total, and lifelong lack of honor is disqualifying. The fact that he is going to have to take time out of the convention to appear in court to hear a pretty convincing fraud case against him is disqualifying. The fact that he knows less about our constitutional order than does a not-especially-bright Rappahannock River oyster is disqualifying.
Clinton, monster though she is, that changes any of that. Donald Trump is not fit to serve as president. He is not fit to serve on the Meade County board of commissioners. He is not fit to be the mayor of Muleshoe, Texas.
If he indeed is the Republican nominee, Donald Trump almost certainly will face Hillary Rodham Clinton in the general election.
Clinton, but that he is unfit to serve, period. Though of course, that's what the conservatives are saying. The liberals aren't going to be as positive. It is disqualifying for a modern-day presidential nominee to refuse to release tax returns to the voters, especially one who has not been subject to public scrutiny in either military or public service.
Tax returns provide the public with its sole confirmation of the veracity of a candidate's representations regarding charities, priorities, wealth, tax conformance, and conflicts of interest. Further, while not a likely circumstance, the potential for hidden inappropriate associations with foreign entities, criminal organizations, or other unsavory groups is simply too great a risk to ignore for someone who is seeking to become commander-in-chief.
Trump says he is being audited. There is nothing that prevents releasing tax returns that are being audited.
Further, he could release returns for the years immediately prior to the years under audit. There is only one logical explanation for Mr. Trump's refusal to release his returns: Given Mr. Trump's equanimity with other flaws in his history, we can only assume it's a bombshell of unusual size. I must say I'm disappointed. Just because Trump suggested on live TV that Romney would have been happy to give him a blow-job in exchange for his support in the last presidential election, he gets all huffy and starts saying things like the above.
Evidently not a team player. Or does he know something we don't?
He's been trying his damnedest to sink the Republican ship - but whatever he did, somehow it went wrong. He flung racial insults at a judge of unimpeachable character, flirted with the KKK, cozied up to the autocratic leader of an unfriendly foreign state and encouraged a senior Republican to give a speech against him at the RNC.
He decided not to hire any campaign staff or download any TV spots. Things were so desperate that Melania joined in. Great love hath no trophy wife than she plagiarize her rival's lines to help her husband Despite all his efforts to paint himself, in the most garish colors imaginable, as Lyin' Crooked Donald, a character that only a drunk, sleep-deprived halfwit would trust with the nuclear codes, his ratings held steady.
They even improved a bit. As he likes to say, never give up, and after literally dozens of imaginative attempts he seems to have found an idea that works.
I'm sure he didn't enjoy gratuitously disrespecting the sick, elderly mother of an American war hero, but desperate times require desperate measures. Obviously they don't want to jinx it at this stage, and I bet the entire Trump family are anxiously checking fivethirtyeight's NowCast every ten minutes to see if it's screwed up again.
But there's no doubt about it, things are starting to look good at last. Another month of this and they'll be cracking open the champagne at Trump Tower. Bravo, Agent Trump! You have the hardest job in the world. And you're doing splendidly. View all 92 comments. Mar 04, Scott Rhee rated it did not like it Shelves: It's been a week into the new Trump administration, and he has proven himself to be far more than just an Asshole. He is something far more dangerous. I sincerely worry and I doubt that I'm alone in thinking this that the man is not actually sane, that there is something mentally wrong with him.
Intellectually, I don't think the guy is actually stupid all evidenceincluding a limited vocabulary and the use of his own made-up word "bigly" ad nauseumto the contrary , but he is clearly sick It's been a week into the new Trump administration, and he has proven himself to be far more than just an Asshole.
Intellectually, I don't think the guy is actually stupid all evidenceincluding a limited vocabulary and the use of his own made-up word "bigly" ad nauseumto the contrary , but he is clearly sick. Generally, I feel sympathy towards the mentally ill, but it freaks me out that, as far as I know, there is no real precedent for a situation like this.
What do we dowhat can we dowhen our president is several cards short of a full deck, toys in the attic, loony toons bonkers? This review was meant to be funny; at least, that's what I was aiming for, although re-reading it now, i realize how much can change in such a short time. It's no longer funny. We are living under a fledgling totalitarian dictator.
I won't say he's evilthat word gets overused and I'll leave it to future historians to make that callbut his ridiculous number of executive actions, statements, tweets, and behavior are all indicative of an Asshole bordering on the Sociopathic. May God have mercy on all of us… Donald J. Trump is an Asshole. It is still considered somewhat taboo to talk about the Asshole in good company, unless one is speaking to a proctologist. Trump, in biological terms, is the Asshole of America.
He is generally considered an embarrassment by many Americans as he, on a regular basis, verbally defecates wherever he goes. The shit that he expels is generally considered to be some of the most toxic and unhealthy shit being expelled. One should absolutely wash hands thoroughly after any reading. The following is a few quotes from the Asshole himself.
Keep in mind as one reads the following quotes that the Asshole is writing at a fourth-grade level. This is actually pretty evolutionarily advanced for Assholes. Also keep in mind that the Asshole may sound like he knows what he is talking about, but he is actually full of shit. Quite literally. I have, along with the quote, attempted to dissect and deconstruct the shit in order to find any nuggets of useful or intelligent parts. On immigration: I will build a great wall on our southern border.
And I will have Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words. On global climate change: We have even had ice ages. This is actually a very common reaction among Assholes , whose sole purpose is to shit on the world. On gun control: The Supreme Court has made it clear that the government simply has no business and, in fact, no right to dictate to gun owners what types of firearms law-abiding Americans are allowed to own.
The first is the rights of guns themselves. Historically, guns have, until recently, been treated fairly. It has only been recently that guns have started to be treated as second-or even third-class citizens.
Were you really expecting anything more? View all 73 comments. Mar 18, MJ Nicholls marked it as getting-even. View all 84 comments. Oct 30, Elaine rated it it was amazing. I read this book in one day and could not put it down.
I already support Trump for president, but this book put all of the reasons why into clear focus.
Anyone whose opinion of Trump is based solely on what is reported in the mainstream media needs to read this book. Hear from the horse's mouth what Donald Trump stands for and what he can do to get this country headed in the right direction.
This book addresses where he stands on all of the issues, it is written very clearly, and I did not get b I read this book in one day and could not put it down. This book addresses where he stands on all of the issues, it is written very clearly, and I did not get bored at all. It actually got me even more excited about the future of our country. View all 20 comments. Dear Americans, it has become quite clear by now that you are not the fan of your current President fact who enjoys doing his Presidency through Twitter feed fact albeit he is not the first social media fueled President or politician of our time.
Still, I wrongly expect the American people to be a little more wiser and brain cell filled than cheering of your President's fact Twitter being deactivated by some sensitive worker for whopping 11 minutes. It took way less than 11 minutes for Sta Dear Americans, it has become quite clear by now that you are not the fan of your current President fact who enjoys doing his Presidency through Twitter feed fact albeit he is not the first social media fueled President or politician of our time.
It took way less than 11 minutes for Stanislav Petrov to make the historical decision of NOT to start nuclear war when Soviet Union's devices decided to give an false alarm of U. Seconds, mind you. So remember that next time when something super funny happens, 11 minutes is a long time for world's leaders to wonder what happened, and their reactions can be whatever one chooses them to be. And, of course, to his voters here on Goodreads.
You can freely come out now, you are the winners, and I as a non-American liberal non-pussy-liberal that is actually respect this election's outcome. Enjoy the victory, enjoy the politics, enjoy the new President of your choice.
I hope you will Make America Great Again. Peace, love, respect, and fucking much popcorn. View all 39 comments. Nov 06, Melki added it Shelves: View 2 comments. Jan 22, Nancy rated it liked it Shelves: Posted at Shelf Inflicted I believe all politicians are liars and more concerned about their own careers than they are about their supporters, so I find reading these types of books a waste of time.
I also generally lean to the left politically, although my views on certain issues may be considered centrist, or even right. So I walked out of the library quietly, not making any eye contact with anyone, with this book surreptitiously tucked away in my jacket.
When I got to my car, I tucked it under Posted at Shelf Inflicted I believe all politicians are liars and more concerned about their own careers than they are about their supporters, so I find reading these types of books a waste of time. When I got to my car, I tucked it under a plastic grocery bag, lest someone see it and vandalize my car. Even though he has no political experience, he knows about running companies, managing people, and focusing on the big picture. He is also influential enough that he can get people to help him in those areas where he lacks knowledge.
So read this book, or not. Aside from pontificating on his greatness, he actually says things that make sense and I can stand behind. View all 21 comments. Nov 03, Dennes Tejada rated it it was amazing. Just Wow! What an incredible book! This is a must read and should be required reading in all colleges! I'm a 32 year old male ,Hispanic Democrat, who was leaning toward voting for Trump because I already knew about his great success.
It's a fact: Anything Trump touches turns to gold! Imagine if he could do the same for America! Trump is what this country desperately needs. We cant have anymore dynasties with the Bush and Clinton Families. We nee WOW! We need great change and we need it from an American who answers to no one except the American people! No more corrupt career politicians bought and paid for by Lobbyist, special interest groups and Super Pacs!
I'm officially going to switch and register as a Republican and I will do my duty as an American citizen and vote for Mr.
I want America to be Great Again and you will too after you finish reading this book. View all 11 comments. Nov 11, Ian "Marvin" Graye added it Shelves: I wasn't close enough to the US election to be able to understand exactly what happened and why: When you live outside the US and you look at the red and blue map of the states, you have to wonder how the Democrats could ever win any election. There's just so much red on that map.
Observed from afar, this election for many voters seems to have been a referendum on free trade and globalisation. Free trade was a policy promot I wasn't close enough to the US election to be able to understand exactly what happened and why: Free trade was a policy promoted by the World Bank, conservative economists and Republicans, only Obama seems to have presided over much of its implementation and its consequences.
One goal of free trade was to reduce poverty in the undeveloped third world. This would obviously benefit third world communities. However, if manufacture was shifted there, whatever was made there would be cheaper to first world downloadrs, because the wage component of the price was so much lower than the US.
If you bought a small car from Mexico rather than Michigan, then it would cost you less, and theoretically you would have more money left over to save or spend on other needs or wants. Think of all the possessions you regard as vital to your everyday life, and think of how many of them come ultimately from the third world.
The point is things cost less if they're not made in America. If they're not made in America, the jobs leave America and go to where the wages are cheapest.
So the cost of cheaper goods is lower domestic employment. The problem for the American political system is that the people who have lost their jobs live and vote in America, whereas the people who have obtained work in the third world don't. The pursuit of free trade has therefore been at the expense of domestic political support. Hillary Clinton had economic policies that were designed to address the unemployment problem. However, I doubt whether they were framed in such terms that anybody had confidence that they were targeted at them or that they would work.
In Marxist terms, her agenda seemed to be less directed at the economic base than the cultural superstructure. On the other hand, Trump focused on getting these jobs back, building new factories and protecting American manufacturers from low wage competitors in the third world. Would it expect wages to be comparable to those in Mexico? Who would want these jobs or these third world wages in the US? Trump supporters? The other Trump strategy is to reduce corporate taxes, in the expectation that the funds will be spent on jobs.
However, what projects will these funds be invested in? Will they contribute to infrastructure development or maintenance? Will the savings simply be passed onto shareholders in the form of higher profit distributions and dividends? Will the shareholders spend their profits on jobs?