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Publisher Description


"Sims’s vivid portrait of Trump shrewdly balances admiration with misgivings, and his intricate, engrossing accounts of White House vendettas and power plays have a good mix of immersion and perspective. The result is one of the best of the recent flood of Trump tell-alls." —Publishers Weekly

The first honest insider’s account of the Trump administration. If you hate Trump you need the truth; if you love Trump you need the truth.

After standing at Donald Trump’s side on Election Night, Cliff Sims joined him in the West Wing as Special Assistant to the President and Director of White House Message Strategy.

He soon found himself pulled into the President’s inner circle as a confidante, an errand boy, an advisor, a punching bag, and a friend. Sometimes all in the same conversation.

As a result, Sims gained unprecedented access to the President, sitting in on private meetings with key Congressional officials, world leaders, and top White House advisors. He saw how Trump handled the challenges of the office, and he learned from Trump himself how he saw the world.

For five hundred days, Sims also witnessed first-hand the infighting and leaking, the anger, joy, and recriminations. He had a role in some of the President’s biggest successes, and he shared the blame for some of his administration’s worst disasters. He gained key, often surprising insights into the players of the Trump West Wing, from Jared Kushner and John Kelly to Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway.

He even helped Trump craft his enemies list, knowing who was loyal and who was not.

And he took notes. Hundreds of pages of notes. In real-time.

Sims stood with the President in the eye of the storm raging around him, and now he tells the story that no one else has written—because no one else could. The story of what it was really like in the West Wing as a member of the President’s team. The story of power and palace intrigue, backstabbing and bold victories, as well as painful moral compromises, occasionally with yourself.

Team of Vipers tells the full story, as only a true insider could.

Politics & Current Events
January 29
St. Martin's Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

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peggyb333 ,

Save Your Money - (Watch a Trump Rally on TV for Free)

I should have put the book down the minute Sims claimed to be an investigative reporter because someone reached out and handed him a sex tape on a local politician which he published without authenticating it. This book promotes every debunked anti Hillary myth and fact checked lie (some of which he proudly takes credit for) of the Trump campaign. But perhaps most stomach turning is how he justifies his continued support of Trump when the Access Hollywood tapes came out. These is nothing smart and there are no insightful revelations in this self serving tome. If you are really interested, save your money and watch a Trump rally for free on TV.

Georgiajack$$ ,

Cannot believe this was published

I am at a loss, and I don’t know where to begin but this book was not informational and definately not worth my time.