Disloyal : a memoir : the true story of the former personal attorney to the president of the United States

Published 2020
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Once Donald Trump's fiercest surrogate, closest confidant, and staunchest defender, Michael Cohen knows where the skeletons are buried. This is the most devastating business and political horror story of the century. As Trump's lawyer and "fixer," Cohen not only witnessed firsthand but was also an active participant in the inner workings of Trump's business empire, political campaign, and presidential administration. This is a story that you have not read in newspapers, or on social media, or watched on television. These are accounts that only someone who worked for Trump around the clock for over a decade--not a few months or even a couple of years--could know. Cohen describes Trump's racist rants against President Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, and Black and Hispanic people in general, as well as the cruelty, humiliation, and abuse he leveled at family and staff. Whether he's exposing the fact that Trump engaged in tax fraud by inflating his wealth or electronic fraud by rigging an online survey, or outing Trump's Neanderthal views towards women or his hush-money payments to clandestine lovers, Cohen pulls no punches. He shows Trump's relentless willingness to lie, exaggerate, mislead, or manipulate. Trump emerges as a man without a soul--a man who courts evangelicals and then trashes them, panders to the common man, but then rips off small business owners, a con man who will do or say absolutely anything to win, regardless of the cost to his family, his associates, or his country. At the heart of Disloyal, we see how Cohen came under the spell of his charismatic "Boss" and, as a result, lost all sense of his moral compass. The real "real" Donald Trump who permeates these pages--the racist, sexist, homophobic, lying, cheating President--will be discussed, written about, and analyzed for years to come.

432 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Foreword: The real real Donald Trump
The apprentice
The fixer
The El Caribe
Catch and twist
Trump for president (part one)
Stormy weather (part one)
That's what friends are for
The end of the world
How to fix a poll
Trump for president (part two)
Russia (part one)
Russia, if you're listening (part two)
Hurricane Stormy (part two)
Election night
Typhoon Stormy (part three)
The conviction machine
Otisville Federal Satellite Camp
Epilogue: Retaliation
Appendix: Documents, tweets, and photos.
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