Book Review: Choosing Donald Trump

The election of 2016 will be one that I will forever remember. I will remember it, not because I distinctly cared about either candidates for President of the United States and was ecstatic that mine won or that the other lost, no, I will remember it because it is one that the professionals guessed wrong. Every major pollster would have selected Hillary Clinton to win the election and become the President of the United States. Instead, it was the unlikely Donald Trump that won the race. The businessman turned reality television star turned political powerhouse.


I have always enjoyed Stephen Mansfield’s writings. His books are very easy to digest and are definite page turners. Rather than propping up Trump, Mansfield’s goal in Choosing Donald Trump was to simply describe why Trump won over the evangelical crowd and eventually won the election. This book is not one that tries to establish Trump as a great moral human.

I appreciate the fact that Mansfield wanted to attack this from a historical, biographical nature and let the story speak for itself. I found this book very intriguing as it unfolds the story of Donald Trump from the beginning and his formidable years through the current years. It is an easy read for anyone that wants a quick summation of Trump’s life and how he came to be who he is and in essence, what makes him tick. Of course, this is not an officially endorsed biography so there are some mental leaps you have to make, but you can fill in the gaps.

Overall, this book is what it is. It is a well written book and one that is very interesting, but it may not be for everyone. It is an excellent resource for people like myself who often find their feet outside of both political parties and searching for the middle. I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

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