Based on groundbreaking original reporting, an extensive new look at Trump's relationships with women, revealing new accusations of sexual misconduct, exploring the roots of his alleged predatory behavior, and illustrating how Trump's presidency has helped catalyze the #MeToo movement and revitalize women's activism.
Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy parachute into the netherworld of weaponized libido that is the life of the 45th president. Salaciousness abounds. Their book is lurid, informative and aptly subtitled ... All the President’s Women is breezy but heavy. Unlike Stormy Daniels’ 2018 bestseller...none of it is entertaining. Not surprisingly, the White House declined multiple opportunities to rebut the book’s contentions ... The book rests upon firsthand interviews, transcripts and prior reports. It also contains a detailed appendix that lays out its sources. Said differently, if you can actually believe Barack Obama is a crypto-Muslim born in Kenya to a cocaine-addled Martian, then opting in to at least 50% of All the President’s Women should be a no-brainer ... It is unlikely All the President’s Women will change many, if any, minds about Trump. He was never viewed by anyone as a boy scout. Each half of the US sees what it wants. If Trump is brought down, it won’t be by his zipper.
Relying heavily on firsthand interviews, court reports, and other documentation (including President Trump’s own public comments), veteran journalists Levine and El-Faizy provide a comprehensive, yet thoroughly disturbing look at the president’s history and pattern of sexual misconduct ... While many of the most shocking incidents discussed here are public knowledge, the significant new material and the book’s usefulness as a single-volume source on the topic make this not only a critical current read but one likely to become even more important in the future.
Ew. That’s really the only way to describe the experience of reading All the President’s Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator a deep dive into the many allegations that depict Trump’s relationships with women as vulgar, misogynistic, demeaning, sometimes violent and always puerile. The accusations wash over a reader like a tidal wave of sewage until you are thoroughly caked in muck and lightheaded from the stink ... you long to scrub your memory bank with bleach, to douse yourself with disinfectant ... And yet. Even though the book elicits disgust and anger, it never shocks ... Nothing in All the President’s Women is shocking because this is the president the public has come to know. All of it, however, is exhausting ... The theme of this book is quite straightforward: The president is a pig. But is Trump, who was not interviewed by the authors, something more than that? Is he a sexual predator? An actual criminal? ... All the President’s Women assembles Trump’s cruelties and transgressions into one neat volume. As a matter of historical bookkeeping, this is useful. But for all the effort, the citizenry is not better informed, only more deeply disgusted.