Should I have tagged this as horror?
Katy Tur had the (mis)fortune of following one of the most insane campaigns in modern history — 500 days on the trail with Donald Trump. She recalls it all here — his speeches, the way he treated the press, the stunts he pulled, etc. She documents the places she stayed, the people she met with, and her horror at the realization that he was actually going to become president.
“Some politicians have a gift for language. Trump is not one of those politicians. His sentences call to mind an aerial shot of a burning, derailed freight train. The syntax is mangled. The grammar is gone. “Donald Trump isn’t a simpleton, he just talks like one,” reads a Politico article from last August.”
I loved Tur’s writing, and feel amazed at her ability to pull an audience along with her on this insane ride. I also loved the general behind-the-scenes feel of her reporting. This book will make you angry, but you should read it anyway.