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Trump’s America: The Truth about Our Nation’s Great Comeback by Newt Gingrich, Center Street, US $27.00 Pp 352, June 2018 ISBN 978-1546077060

The 2016 presidential election clearly showed that America is deeply divided along several political fault-lines and American people wanted a change. The primaries of both parties sprung up anti-establishment presidential aspirants. While Hillary Clinton managed to manipulate and sidelined anti-establishment Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump emerged as the Republican candidate in spite of the Republican establishment’s opposition.  Consequently, the anti-establishment Republican candidate won the race to the White House. The forces that opposed Donald Trump remained active even after his victory and Donald Trump has become one of the most controversial presidents in American history. President Trump and his team in the White House remain embroiled in several controversies and scandals, fake and unprovable.

In Trump’s America, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich argues that President Trump’s America wants to see America return to prosperity, strength, and its traditional values while his opponents want to fundamentally change America into a different nation that rejects many of its founding principles. Gingrich says Trump and his supporters support the aspirant vision of America that President Trump and his supporters want us to revive. America is in the midst of a cultural-political civil war – a fight over our very identity as a people. Gingrich says that, for decades, this conflict has been fought quietly in city halls, classrooms, school boards, courtrooms, town squares, and statehouses across the country. However, the election of President Trump has clarified the battle lines in this struggle and elevated these individual fights into a united national conflict.

Gingrich says that the anti-Trump coalition consists of an amalgam of radicals, liberals, globalists, establishment elites from both parties, and blatantly anti-American groups loosely held together by their hostility to and disdain for the president. On the other side is Trump’s America consists of the millions of hardworking Americans who are united by respect for our foundational freedoms, traditional values, and history of limited commonsense governance. Gingrich says that before President Trump rallied Trump’s America and gave them a voice, the groups that eventually formed the anti-Trump coalition were winning on their own for decades, they have meticulously undermined our traditions through politics and courts, entertainment and news media, and liberal schools and curriculum to quietly impose new worldviews on everyday Americans that are counter to our historic principles.

However, the tide turned after the 2016 presidential elections. Gingrich says that Trump’s America is winning. Under President Trump, America is experiencing a great comeback. After nearly a decade of recession and tepid job creation, the American economy is booming. In addition, ISIS has been effectively destroyed, illegal immigration is down, our military is being rebuilt, and our veterans are getting the health care and support they deserve. The administration is achieving success across a variety of sectors daily. More importantly, our country is being reconnected to our founding principles, the values that made America the greatest country in the world, and in doing so, is coming to understand just how destructive the last few decades of elite leadership have been to our freedom, prosperity, and safety. Gingrich rightly argues that the mainstream media is fully a part of the anti-Trump coalition and it does not accurately report what is happening in America under President Trump. Gingrich says he wrote this book about the significant accomplishments President Trump has achieved in his first year-and-a-half in office.

Trump’s America may not be a nuanced study of President Trump’s politics and agenda; it is surely a passionate defense of his politics and vision. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich powerfully defends President Trump and brilliantly explains what the Trump Presidency stands for. Gingrich successfully shows that the mainstream media very often dishes out fake news when it concerns President Trump. Trump’s America is a necessary addition to the political debate in the United States.

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