Prominent journalist David Cay Johnston is no fan of President Donald Trump, and in this study, the Pulitzer Prize winner levies a variety of harsh criticisms against the unconventional occupant of the Oval Office. Johnston asserts that Trump profits from his position by charging the Secret Service full price to stay at the president’s properties, staffs his administration with unqualified appointees and has forsaken the working-class voters and veterans he vowed he would champion. Johnston also alleges that Trump has committed income tax fraud. As a reporter, Johnston is known for scoring big scoops, such as securing part of a tax return filed by Trump, who has flouted convention by refusing to release tax documents. Johnston covers important territory, although his strident tone is unlikely to win converts. Trump haters will love this work, but Trump’s supporters will wave off Johnston’s work as fake news from a big-government liberal, and note that Johnston is far likelier to appear as a guest on lefty MSNBC than on the conservative Fox News.
About the Author
David Cay Johnston is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author. His previous books include The Making of Donald Trump, Divided and Perfectly Legal.
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