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    As of December, 2018, there have been 140 books written about Donald Trump.

    The complete list is shown below:

    https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/96159.Books_about_Donald_Trump

    I strongly suspect that Donald Trump has not read 140 books in his entire lifetime, but there is absolutely no way to prove that. Both Barack Obama and George W. Bush were fairly avid readers, but Trump has said “that he does not have time to read books”. However, it he didn’t watch FOX “news” 6 hours a day (during his “executive time”) , he might be able to squeeze in a few from time to time.

    In addition, there have been 15 books published about him since his inauguration:

    https://www.businessinsider.com/books-about-trump-white-house-2018-9#fear-trump-in-the-white-house-by-bob-woodward-15

    There’s a bit of double counting going on, since a few of the 15 are included in the 140, but neither list is complete, since they do not include “45 ways to Fight Trump”, by Markos Moulitsas, “:The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President”, by Bandy Lee, “Everything Trump Touches Dies”, by Rick Wilson, and Joy Behar's " The Great Gasbag: An A-to-Z Study Guide To Surviving trump World".

    I’ve read the last 4, plus Michael Wolff’s book (Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House) , and Bob Woodward’s book, “Fear”. Woodwards’ book is the fastest selling adult book since 2015. On the first day that it was available for purchase, Woodward sold 750,000 copies. By the end of the first week, the total had risen to 1.1 million copies.

    As you might suspect, most of the books written about Trump are not complimentary. Only 15 of the 140 books shown above are supportive of Trump, and the rest call a spade a spade.

    Although it might be fun to read a few more of the books on the longer list, they seem to be largely repetitive, and simply reinforce the fact that the 45th president is a complete idiot – but publishers love him.

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    Arizona -- Like you I have done a lot of research on Trump, but I admit to not wanting to read the books about him as they are preaching to the choir and can be repetitive. I have read countless articles though, and they put me in a bad mood...a feeling of helplessness at times. I consider Trump to be a most despicable human being, and I find my thoughts going to my "dark side" as I read about the con artist's antics, his many lies, and the way he has sought to divide our country at his every move. He thinks only of himself.

    I try not be judgmental, but I cannot help but feel animosity towards his base of avid supporters. I guess I'm just human with emotions as well.

    Thanks for sharing the links. I know you put a lot of work into your posts and blog writings. I hope the New Year will be more encouraging for all of us, and that we will be able to share some happier thoughts as the year moves on and Mueller does his job.

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    I strongly suspect that Donald Trump has not read 140 books in his entire lifetime

    From what we know about trump, he only reads tiny bits, like headlines. If he picks up a book, he probably reads the cover and then lays the book down and draws a conclusion of what the book is about.

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    Dockadams Wrote:

    I strongly suspect that Donald Trump has not read 140 books in his entire lifetime

    From what we know about trump, he only reads tiny bits, like headlines. If he picks up a book, he probably reads the cover and then lays the book down and draws a conclusion of what the book is about.

    The only book (which is on his night table) which he did read end to end is: Mein Kampf. This book he got got from Miller for his birthday.