NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Times bestselling author Roger Stone, a consummate Republican strategist and a longtime political adviser and friend to Donald Trump, unveils the exclusive, behind-the-scenes story behind the unprecedented and unexpected triumph of Trump's campaign in The Making of the President 2016 (Skyhorse Publishing hardcover; January 31, 2017; $29.99).
In the early hours of November 9, 2016, one of the most contentious, polarizing, and vicious presidential races came to an abrupt and unexpected end when heavily favored presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton called Donald J. Trump to concede, shocking a nation that had—only hours before—given little credence to his chances. Donald Trump pulled the greatest upset in American political history despite a torrent of invectives and dismissals from the mainstream media. Here is the first definitive explanation about how the "Silent Majority" shifted the election to Donald Trump in the usually Democratic states of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan, and thus handing him the presidency.
The Making of the President 2016 reveals how Trump brilliantly picked at Hillary Clinton's weaknesses, particularly her reputation as a crooked insider, and ignited the passions of out-of-work white men and women from the rust belt and beyond, at a time when millions of Americans desperately wanted change. Stone also reveals how and why the mainstream media got it wrong, including how the polls were loaded and completely misunderstood who would vote.
Stone's analysis is akin to Theodore H. White's seminal book The Making of the President 1960. It is both a sweeping analysis of the trends that elected Trump as well as the war stories of a hard-bitten political survivor who Donald Trump called "one tough cookie."
Roger Stone is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Man Who Killed Kennedy. He is a legendary American political consultant and strategist who played a key role in the election of Republican presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush. He was also instrumental in the 2000 Florida recount responsible for the election of George W. Bush. Stone is also the author of The Clintons' War on Women, The Benghazi Report, The Bush Crime Family, Tricky Dick, and Nixon's Secrets.
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The Making of the President 2016: How Donald Trump Orchestrated a Revolution by Roger Stone | Skyhorse Publishing hardcover, also available as an ebook
ISBN 978-1-5107-2692-5 | $29.99 | On Sale: January 31, 2017
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