Donald Trump may or may not have made America great again but he has certainly done a lot for the publishing industry in the United States. The sheer volume of books about him printed since he took office is staggering. Indeed, I’m informed – though this might be fake news – that close to one book about Trump and his ‘inner circle’ has appeared every day for the last three and a half years. Notable publications over the past couple of years or so include a tell-all book on the goings-on in the White House by Michael Wolff, an attack on the Trump presidency by the former head of the FBI James Comey, two further insider accounts – one about Trump himself by his former personal attorney Michael Cohen and the other about Melania by a ‘friend’ (wonderfully subtitled ‘The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady’) – and an even more lurid attack on Trump by his own niece explaining ‘how my family created the world’s most dangerous man’. Then, a few months ago came the long-awaited publication of what many have claimed is the definitive work on the Trump White House, Fear by Washington insider of insiders, Bob Woodward.
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