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I think A Very Stable Genioius is the best so far! $ 15.99 on Amazon
Michael Cohen's book is very riveting! I am re-reading it! $ 15.21 Amazon
Review:4.0 out of 5 stars I USED TO BE A TRUMP CULT MEMBER BUT I'M ALLRIGHT NOW. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 16, 2020Verified PurchaseThis is a man who admits he was a member of the Trump cult for years. Cohen throughout the book clarifies his guilt and remorse for his actions whilst he was Trump’s fixer. This was over and above the pressure he got over the years from his wife and children to leave Trump. Watching his daughter go into court every day on crutches showed how much she loved and stood by him after all the family had been thro. Watching Trump over the years I was convinced that what you see is what you get, a disgusting human being. But I always thought with Cohen that the bluff, tough guy persona was an act and that there was someone else underneath. Now that he admits he’s left the cult, there’s no one worse than an ex- cult member; the equivalent of an ex-smoker who now is vehemently anti-smoking. Cohen is full of and what I believe is genuinely remorseful and brave to take on the most powerful person on the planet; this includes death threats from his followers.
The FOREWORD explains what he went thru when he testified in front of congress and the stress he was under from the Republican senators who he says are cult followers. They are following Trump mainly out of fear and/or to keep in power. From Gaetz’s pathetic texts to him, to them trying to deny him his First Amendment rights. He says to the reader, you will not like me or the things that I did, but to fully understand Trump you need to deal with people like me and to know the things that he did in secret. Chapter 1. THE APPRENTICE. He starts in 2006 and how he got involved with Trump and the very dirty deeds he did on his behalf to get well in with him. The first thing Trump said to him was the special deal he gave him for the apartments he’d bought in a Trump building. Cohen says he knew it was a lie but played along. (As Comey said, he takes small bites of your soul until he owns you completely). “some primal instinct revelled in the power I possessed if only by proxy and proximity to Trump”.
CHAPTER 2. THE FIXER. “I became his spokesman, thus pit-bull and lawless lawyer…it was physical, emotional, not quite spiritual, but a deep longing and need that Trump filled for me.” He talks about the contracts he cancelled and his bankruptcies which stiffed small companies, “turning union members into another class of stiffed debtors”. He makes clear Trump’s not interested in the little man as he claims, he’s only interested how he can make money off them. CHAPTER 3 EL CARIBE. Cohen talks of his Jewish family upbringing and escape from the Nazis in Poland. He had a middle-class Jewish upbringing
but loved working in the El Caribe country club in his teens. He loved the gangsters there and how they
I will go with Cohen's book! He knows where the bodies are buried, because he helped bury them!
Mary Trumps book exposes the horrible upbringing all the whole fam damily had to deal with in Dad; the Evil Fred Trump! And how Fred destroyed Mary's dad!
operated and wanted to be like them with their power and swagger. “I would practice law, I determined as a kid, but I’d practice it as a gangster”.
CHAPTER 4. LAURA. He talks about how he met his wife, got his degree and became a millionaire partly thru his taxi business as well as the law. He gives details of his life before Trump and buying units in Trump Tower and 1 in Trump Palace. He ran for political office as a Republican but admits he failed miserably. “Laura and I purchased 3 units in Trump Park Avenue..that was life and it was a great one and then the Trump family summoned me unto my destiny and my downfall”. CHAPTER 5 CATCH AND TWIST. “It was obvious that my role as Trump’s personal attorney was essentially managing chaos, as he was always enveloped by crisis and teetering on the brink of disaster. It was exhausting, but also exhilarating”. Cohen talks in detail of some of the sexual assaults Trump committed and how they caught and killed them, ie. he and David Pecker. A constant point he makes is “and the truth didn’t really matter”. “Jill Harth knew that through my office, Trump could crush her like an insect-that was the subtext, and even as we talked politely, the stranglehold of money and power was on her throat”. .. “yes, much of what I did was morally and legally and ethically repulsive and soulless… I loved old jokes; (such as) where the circus worker is shovelling elephant sxxt and someone asks him why he doesn’t find a better job. What, he asks, and leave show business? That was my job; shovelling sxxt but part of the show…throw it in my face he was so much richer than me, but it fed his need to demean people around him, success was always a zero-sum game to him, and he and he alone had to be the winner….i was like Howdy Doody, a ventriloquist doll speaking for the Boss and faithfully saying precisely what he would say, no matter how crass or stupid…his form of leadership revolved around anger, fury, RAGE, and always chaotic blaming and shaming…the lengths I was willing to go to please the Boss, much to the ongoing and growing disgust of my wife and kids….but as a way to stay close to his celebrity and glamour and power”.
CHAPTER 6 TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT (PART1). “in 2000, Trump again flirted with the idea of aiming for the presidency.. Reform Party but the Boss quickly dropped out… the ugly truth is that I wanted Trump to be president was because I wanted the power that he would bring to me..i was more than willing to lie, cheat, and bully to win…when you sell your soul, you do exactly that, sell your soul” He talks about 2008 and Obama becoming President and winning the Nobel Prize and how Trump was demented with jealousy and hatred. Cohen talks of how he kept on at Trump to run for years and finally got him to realize that he had a good shot. Cohen obviously now fully regrets it. “we lose, so what? This can be the greatest infomercial in the history of politics(says Trump)..how did Trump come to command 26% of Republican voters in the spring of 2011? The short answer Birtherism”. Cohen mentions several jokes which Trump hated such as when he was marrying Melania, “prompting the President of NBC, Jeff Zucker, to apologize for not being able to make it to the wedding- but I’ll catch the next one, he said”. Cohen gives further details of the dirty and immoral things Trump did usually assisted by Cohen, and how Stone got involved. Cohen makes it clear that he didn’t get on from the start with Stone and Lewandoski to despising. “So how did the amoral Trump come to be beloved by evangelical voters, a question that remains one of the abiding mysteries to this day…he didn’t care about religion..he’d say whatever they wanted to hear, and they’d here what they wanted to hear…that was Trump’s rat-like cunning.” He goes on to talk about the Falwell’s involvement with the 2 of them, and the scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours that took place between the 4 of them.
CHAPTER 7 STORMY WEATHER (PART 1). He goes into detail over Stormy Daniels intricacies. “Pro-wrestling, porn stars, KFChicken-there was constancy to his appetites…CHAPTER 8 THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR. “Why does Trump have no friends?” Talks about how Trump stitches up Mrs Kluge and benefits enormously as a result but gets her to think that he has done her a big favour. “and so it came to pass. Trump bought the house for $6.7million, making the total price $13m, when the asking price was more than $100m…Because get this, Trump made Patricia Kluge think he’d done her a favour, seriously. She was bankrupted and walked away without a penny”. He talks about the Doral golf club and how Ivanka stitched Cohen up over it, in other words, she’s a mini-me of her father. “under the spell of a cult leader. How did Jim Jones get his followers in Guyana to drink the poisoned Kool-Aid and commit mass suicide. He compares Trump’s followers to J Jones’s followers and the blind devotion he felt. He looks at the cult followers on his prison tv, people like Hannity and Limbaugh, “or the pathetic spectacle of Guiliani committing hara-kiri for Trump, just like I used to do…all of the staff at the Trump Organization routinely joked about how any given day could be your last” (sounds like his cabinet in the White House). Cohen goes into detail about a paint job which clarifies Trump is immoral and a cheapskate but the chaos he causes he blames on others. (His quote of, no I don’t take any responsibility when asked of the Covid deaths). “the lie turned into a delusion turned into a supposed reality and then a grievance, followed by more lies, more bullying, and ultimately the ruthlessness unleashed on folks with no clue about the depravity and dishonesty of the TV star and self-styled mogul…the lack of ethics applied equally to his 3 children, all of them are like jackals when it comes to harming innocent businesspeople.”
CHAPTER 9 THE END OF THE WORLD. Talks of the Trump University scam disaster and how Cohen stitched the students up in Trump’s favour. He goes on to talk about the Agalarovs in Russia who Trump got involved with. Cohen talks about the extremely vulgar shows he went to with the Boss which the Boss absolutely loved. Melania, “just another deal, plain and simple. I can always get another wife Trump said.” Cohen talks about how his family were always on at him to leave Trump and accused him of having Stockholm Syndrome and which he finally accepts now. CHAPTER 10 HOW TO FIX A POLL. Cohen talks of a 2014 on-line poll where the Boss is very low in it and how Cohen was told to fix it for the Boss and does. More examples on how pathetically cheapskate the Boss is. More on the Falwells. CHAPTER 11. TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT (PART2). How the family treat and view Tiffany his “other” daughter. He talks about how Trump manipulates the media for his own ends. Also his academic results and hiding them. Corey Lewandowski joins the show and mutual hate between the 2 of them. Cohen gives a lot of background on him and how he operated. The build up to the declaration of the Boss running to a Neil Young song. “I went along with the madness, thinking Trump was my ticket to the White House”….”Americans line up for hours in the driving snow to hear Trump’s hour long stream-of-consciousness comedy act-because that’s what he is, a stand-up comic, with a grotesque sense of humour”. He talks about Corey and him locking horns over the Boss. The Megyn Kelly interview and how they twisted it to Trump’s favour. “As I’ve been saying since the beginning, Trump was a mobster, plain and simple, and I had just participated in political and personal blackmail”.
CHAPTER 12. RUSSIA (PART 1). He brings in Felix Sater, not a nice man, “a wannabe, a hanger-on and a fantasist. In other words, a perfect partner for Trump.” The discussion of the Trump hotel in Moscow. How to get Putin involved and the oligarchs to pay for it. His love for Putin as the dictator with total control over a nation, in other words what Trump wanted for USA. I believe the following, “the Trump campaign wasn’t organized enough to have secure back channels to the Kremlin…what appeared to be collusion was really a confluence of shared interests to harm Clinton”. (which was the position taken by Mueller). “as the election wore on, I began to believe that Trump secretly wanted Putin’s kind of power for himself…to Trump, his voters are his audience, his chumps, his patsies, his base” CHAPTER 13. RUSSIA, IF YOU’RE LISTENING (PART 2)…”the infighting and backstabbing and leaking that were endemic revealed a candidate who didn’t have the first clue about how to run a disciplined presidential campaign, let alone a nation….the persona of the criminal train wreck named Paul Manafort…a Russian lawyer was offering “dirt” on H Clinton to Jared, Don Jr., and the genius P Manafort. ( which as we now know is illegal).
CHAPTER 14 HURRICANE STORMY (PART 2). He talks about raising money for the campaign… “putting lipstick on a racist, chauvinist pig would be another way of putting it…the reason cults exist is because the cult leader has manifested his own crazy ways of seeing the world”. He goes on to talk about how they destroyed his Republican opponents with fake stories in the National Enquirer and Fox and Friends. “he was now the candidate..amazed, what had started as a lark and a PR stunt had turned into a triumph”. He then goes into detail on Karen McDougal and the machinations he had to go thro to cover Trump’s tracks; then the Access Hollywood tape. All thru it all, everybody assumed Clinton would win especially Team Trump. CHAPTER 15 ELECTION NIGHT. Cohen’s daughter went with him to see Trump lose. He begins to realize that he’s on the way out by the pitiful annual bonus he got Xmas 2016. Also the fact that he knew he wasn’t going to be repaid some dirty money he’d paid for Trump. Cohen goes into how he checked up on the peepee tape and is convinced it doesn’t exist.
Chapter 16 TYPHOON STORMY (PART 3). The story comes out in January 2018 and the storm unleashed, and his hatred for Mike Avenatti, the lawyer. Avenatti kept running down Cohen as a crooked lawyer fixing dirty deeds for Trump . He also said that Cohen would flip and he was right. Cohen writing a book on Trump as a follow up to Art Of The Deal. “I was sure that Trump had my back and Stormy would be a storm in a teacup..April 9, 2018 and the FBI (are at his door and all is downhill from here.) The place is full of agents and he phones President Trump, “I have your back”… that was the last time I ever spoke to Donald Trump”. CHAPTER 17 THE CONVICTION MACHINE . Cohen realized he was being dumped by Trump, “Trump stopped paying my lawyer” etc. He goes thru all the legal stuff over his alleged crimes. CHAPTER 18 OTISVILLE FEDERAL SATELLITE CAMP. May 2019 he goes to jail. “like the worst summer camp…I had to go thru the William Barr Dept of Justice kangaroo-court process…as Michelle Obama stated, Being President doesn’t change who you are, it reveals who you are.. EPILOGUE. JULY 9, 2020 he talks of how Trump and Barr try to take away his First Amendment rights. Ie. kill his book. Judge said he’d never seen a clause like it ever and dismissed the clause.
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