Summer 2018: Two years into President Donald J. Trump’s first term in office, America has never been greater. The Even Greater Wall along the Mexican border is under construction, paid for by Mexico. Americans have more money in their pockets thanks to lower taxes and the president’s creative money-raising strategies. (Who else would have thought to pay for FEMA’s budget by suing the Catholic Church over property damage caused by acts of God?) And while Trump’s detractors may call him a tyrant, the American people love bullies when the victim is Congress: every time they impeach the president, his approval rating skyrockets.
Ever conscious of his hugely important historical legacy, The Donald plucks disgraced tabloid reporter Jimmie Bernwood--the man responsible for publishing the infamous Ted Cruz sex tape--from the depths of anonymity to become his official biographer, giving him enviable access to the gold-plated White House and all of its secrets.
When Trump's previous biographer turns up dead, Bernwood must do some real investigative reporting, get to the bottom of a long series of murders...and, if it's absolutely unavoidable, save the country. The Day of the Donald is a hilariously hair-raising look at the (possible) future of America.
Bestseller Shaffer skewers presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump in this amusing political satire, often using Trump's own words as his weapons. He also takes wicked swipes at other politicians, including Sarah Palin, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, and Hillary and Bill Clinton. Eighteen months into Trump's presidency, he sends White House aide Emma Blythe to hire sleazy blogger Jimmie Bernwood to ghostwrite his new autobiography, America's Greatest Decade. Bernwood quickly learns that the ghost he is replacing, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Lester Dorset, has vanished. Bernwood also discovers Dorset's secret tapes of his interviews with Trump, revealing excerpts of which are sprinkled throughout. Meanwhile, the outlawed Socialist Justice Warriors, whose members are mostly former "Bernie bros," want his help. Shaffer's zingers include new Trump products (Trump Whiskey) and unlikely appointments (Clint Eastwood as Secretary of Transportation). Though Shaffer (Fifty: A Parody) spares no one, the Donald takes the brunt of his sharp barbs.