Let Me Finish

Let Me Finish

Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics

eBook - 2019
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From the outspoken former governor, an "explosive"(Guardian) account of Chris Christie's life in politics including his eye-opening insights into Donald Trump - "you will like the stories he tells" (Brian Kilmeade). After dropping out of the 2016 presidential race, Chris Christie stunned the political world by becoming the first major official to endorse Donald Trump. A friend of Trump's for fifteen years, the two-term New Jersey governor understood the future president as well as anyone in the political arena-and Christie quickly became one of Trump's most trusted advisers. Tapped with running Trump's transition team, Christie was nearly named his running mate. But within days of Trump's surprise victory over Hillary Clinton, Christie was in for his own surprise: he was being booted out. In Let Me Finish, Christie sets the record straight about his tenure as a corruption-fighting prosecutor and a Republican running a Democratic state, as well as what really happened on the 2016 campaign trail and inside Trump Tower. Christie takes readers inside the ego-driven battles for Trump's attention among figures like Steve Bannon, Corey Lewandowksi, Reince Priebus, Kellyanne Conway, Jeff Sessions, and Paul Manafort. He shows how the literal trashing of Christie's transition plan put the new administration in the hands of self-serving amateurs, all but guaranteeing the Trump presidency's shaky start. Christie also addresses hot-button issues from his own years in power, including what really went down during Bridgegate. And, for the first time, Christie tells the full story of the Kushner saga: how, as a federal prosecutor, Christie put Jared Kushner's powerful father behind bars-a fact Trump's son-in-law makes Christie pay for later. Packed with news-making revelations and told with the kind of bluntness few politicians can match, Christie's memoir is an essential guide to understanding the Trump presidency.
Publisher: 2019.
ISBN: 9780316421782
Branch Call Number: eBook Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Fireopal8
Jul 26, 2019

You either like or despise Republicans. It's interesting to see the comments and you can tell how hates Republicans and who doesn't. I found this book to be very informative and it cleared up some questions about Christ Christie. It's noble that he endorsed Trump when he knew he himself couldn't win. And he's right, a Hillary won was unthinkable. Make up your own mind about this book. However, it's a must read for all.

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wutitiz
Apr 06, 2019

I found this book to be much better than the normal political memoir. An interesting thing is his lambasting of Bob Woodward and his book 'Fear,' which I also read. Christie contradicts some pretty important stuff from 'Fear' and at one point refers to it as 'fictionalized version.'

If you read 'Fear' you should read 'Let Me Finish' too.

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nelson1949
Mar 29, 2019

An interesting read. You can hear Christie's voice come through as if he were speaking rather than writing. That being said, Christie is a blowhard who has an ego as big as his girth. From this book you would think that he single handedly won the election for Trump. I was also disappointed at his ethical standards by his comments on page 199: "Stopping Hillary the Democratic front runner, from being president was one of the biggest reasons for me to run. To me her judgment was suspect. So was her honesty."

So he supported Trump instead?! Talk about moral dissonance!

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rdtansey
Mar 16, 2019

I found the book mostly to be self serving but at the same time interesting. Living in New Jersey I am familiar with Christie's rise and fall from grace, but I did not know his background . Christie never criticizes Trump directly, and his hatred and distrust for Kushner and Bannon (both well deserved) is obvious from the beginning, Christie takes credit for all the positive events during the campaign but is quick to place blame on everyone else but himself when it comes to any of the train wreck issues involving this White House. Sorry, but you can't have it both ways. Friendship does tend to make you more accepting but in Christie's case he is totally blind.

Soon, the book's title becomes the reader's prayer.

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jmthornberry
Feb 22, 2019

Chris Christie is a human-shaped barnacle, desperately clinging to Trump in the hopes that he might somehow further his career in the process. He is like a dog under the dinner table, salivating and waiting for a scrap of cheese to fall. Christie is devoid of integrity and would probably kick his own mother down the stairs for a chance to nab the pennies and the miscellaneous trash that flew out of her pockets.

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msemos1947
Feb 10, 2019

self serving white wash of trump blaming all on bannon and especially jarad while Christie knew all but no one would listen to him. waste of time

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lukasevansherman
Jan 31, 2019

That below comment is one of the funniest I've ever read on the website. Poor Chris Christie, another tragic white man who just wants to talk.

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perrystevenr
Jan 30, 2019

Little known fact: the title of this book refers to a plate of spaghetti.

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GeneralAmerica
Oct 05, 2018

Nobody cares about Christie - he ruined any credibility he had once he jumped on the Dump train.

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