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Team of Vipers: My 500 Extraordinary Days in the Trump White House

Team of Vipers: My 500 Extraordinary Days in the Trump White House

by Cliff Sims

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Overview

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250253644
Publisher: St. Martin''s Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/07/2020
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

CLIFF SIMS was the CEO of Yellowhammer Multimedia, Alabama’s premiere source for political news, before joining the Trump campaign. He now advises major corporations, CEOs and media personalities on a wide range of public affairs and communications issues. He lives with his wife and dog in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Author’s Note
Introduction: Election Night
1. Slow Climb Aboard the Trump Train
2. The Deplorables
3. Fight or Flight
4. Size Matters
5. Early Days in the “Dump”
6. Twenty-one Days on Top of the World
7. The Professionals
8. Killers
9. The Mooch Is Loose
10. Better Angels
11. A Tale of Two Generals
12. Cut Cut Cut
13. Frenemies of the People
14. Black Eyes and Broken Glass
15. Disposable
Epilogue: Outside the Bubble
Acknowledgments
Index