The 10 Best Books About Donald Trump
This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in December of 2018. Donald Trump is one of the country's most hated and loved presidents, and is the only person to attain the highest office in the land who has never served in the military or held any previous government positions. He is also the oldest and richest man to take on the job. Whether you want to learn more about his business or political maneuverings, there is a book here for you. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
January 15, 2020:
It's not hard to find a list of 10 books about Donald Trump; what's more challenging (OK, almost impossible) is finding 10 that most readers will agree are objective. To that end, we removed any books by the man himself this time around, as it's pretty hard to argue that those aren't just shameless self-promotion. In the same vein, we avoided including any works by his closest associates who appeared to be trying to curry favor with him or, in some cases, get out in front of the news by publishing "their side" of the story. We were also compelled to remove some from the Wiki written by pundits who, time and time again, have been proven by objective fact-checkers to present half-truths, out-of-context evidence, and outright falsehoods. We also avoided the most flamboyantly sensationalist authors. Finally, there are quite a few books based on political cartoons and other satire, and in the interest of presenting useful information, we've also kept those out, for now -- but we're working on a list of those, if you're looking for something a little more light-hearted to take your mind off of current events.
That said, Trump Revealed is a quality presidential biography, as it attempts to and succeeds at separating the man from the authors' judgments of him. Somewhat similarly, The Making of Donald Trump outlines his life and business dealings without straying too far into partisan territory. If you're not particularly into closely following politics as a form of entertainment or awareness, Commander In Cheat may be worth a read, as it uses Trump's favorite sport, golf, to explain why so many people have problems with him, and also to illustrate how in some ways, he would be mostly harmless, if not in such a position of power. Make America Humane Again is another that doesn't exactly run down the most important current events, but rather presents a picture of what's wrong with today's politics and stresses the importance of recognizing your fellow human beings.
Then there are some that are specifically focused on what's new and important within the administration; we've combed the recent releases specifically to avoid books that, while excellent and likely accurate, don't include anything from the last 18 months or so. Russian Roulette is one of the most interesting of these, as its digital edition has been recently added to, and an updated physical copy is due out in June of 2020. Anonymous: A Warning is an eye-opening read from a self-proclaimed top official, and though we don't know exactly who that official is, they've pledged at least a few times to reveal their identity before the 2020 election, and their book contains some impressive and insider-sourced material.
We also want to give special mention to The Threat, somewhat of a memoir of dedicated public servant Andrew McCabe, as well as Impeach: A Case Against Trump, the work of an established legal scholar who has tried more cases in the Supreme Court than any other minority lawyer in the country. And we'd be remiss to leave out The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, which sidesteps the apparently out-of-date Goldwater Rule to explain exactly how worried citizens should be when a president begins to show signs of clinical mental decline.
December 12, 2018:
It is no secret that Americans have many strong feelings about Trump, both good and bad. For that reason, we did our best to include both pro- and anti-Trump books, as well as some neutral, information-forward options that allow the readers to form their own opinions based on the facts. We also thought it prudent to include books written by the President himself and those written by others.