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Trump and Me

Mark Singer

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Ever since Donald Trump entered the presidential race-in a press conference attended by paid actors, in which he slandered Mexican immigrants-he has dominated headlines, becoming the unrestrained id at the center of one of the most bizarre and alarming elections in American history. It was not always so. In 1996, longtime New Yorker writer Mark Singer was conscripted by his editor to profile Donald Trump. At that time Trump was a mere Manhattan-centric megalomaniac, a failing casino operator mired in his second divorce and (he claimed) recovering from the bankruptcy proceedings that prompted him to inventory the contents of his Trump Tower home. Conversing with Trump in his offices, apartments, cars, and private plane, Singer found himself fascinated with this man "who had aspired to and achieved the ultimate luxury, an existence unmolested by the rumbling of a soul." In Trump and Me, Singer revisits the profile and recounts how its publication lodged inside its subject's head as an enduring irritant-and how Singer ("A TOTAL LOSER!" according to Trump) cheerfully continued to bait him. He reflects on Trump's evolution from swaggering buffoon to potential threat to America's standing as a rational guardian of the world order. Heedlessly combative, equally adept at spewing insults and manipulating crowds at his campaign rallies, the self-proclaimed billionaire has emerged as an unlikely tribune of populist rage. All politics is artifice, and Singer marvels at how Trump has transfixed an electorate with his ultimate feat of performance art-a mass political movement only loosely tethered to reality. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Remnick

Length:

2h 19m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:31


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

00:37