I love America. I’m saddened by what I see happening to our country. We’re being humiliated, pushed around, disrespected, and badly abused. Obama was a leftist experiment that has failed and gone horribly wrong, and everyone knows it. Even friends of mine who voted for the guy privately admit that he’s been a huge disappointment. We cannot afford four more years of this mess. Our children’s futures are on the lineand we have to come through for them. We have to get tough so that our country can be great again.”
About the Author
DONALD J. TRUMP is the world's most famous businessman, a many-time bestselling author, a political commentator, and owner and host of the hit NBC TV shows The Apprentice and Celebrity Apprentice.
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If you answer yes, then this book is worth buying.
Well, if I will be ask either to buy books author by "Donald Trump vs random writers" I will pick whoever is currently wealthy or currently on that field. Why? Because I would find Donald Trump as accountable, respectable and real. Compare to random authors who simply writes books for money and stating their opinion. This is a huge impact, real experience vs individual's opinion (which most writers sell).
Buy this product or not, like the book or not at the end of the day ask yourself first: What have done? - then comment on the book or any business book you've read.
For those who will buy this book: Prepare to be open-minded and have fun reading.
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The clown has done it again. Coming out of a couple of weeks carrot bath, this orange tinted bafoon has decided to try penning another book. Like most of his business ventures, this book is a total dud. Richard Nixon's drunken fireside rants had more depth and flow than this heap of garbage. "The Donald" should change his name to "The Ronald" and write McDonald's menus instead of actual books. He already looks, speaks and writes like a total clown and will shill for anyone for a couple of bucks so this wouldn't be a stretch for him.
I really cannot decide what I hate more - this clowns orange wig or this book.
Total white trash. (the book, too).
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289 of 317 people found the following review helpful
WOW... GREAT Read! Trump at his BEST!Dec 6 2011
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I Actually READ the Book...
This new little stunt where liberal groups send out an email blast commanding their minions to go bomb Amazon ratings with 1-star reviews is as immature as it is revealing about the follower mentality of modern liberalism.
So here's a review from someone who actually READ the book. In fact, I will include page references to prove as much.
"Time to Get Tough" by Donald Trump is, without question, Trump's best and most impressive book to date. The writing leaps off the page and is the most serious, thoughtful book Trump has yet published. The writing is bold, clear, and surprisingly packed with details on specific policies and how we can save America from the mess Obama has made of the country.
One of the most impressive features of the book is the 15 pages of endnotes it contains. Again, because I actually READ the book (unlike the little liberal 1-star brigade), I will give you the exact amount of endnotes, which is a jaw dropping 243 sources found on pages 193-207.
Those who see Trump on TV will be impressed with the depth of detail and policy recommendations he makes in this book. He comes across as a serious, thoughtful man who loves America. In fact, had he published "Time to Get Tough" sooner, it's likely his run for the White House would have produced major momentum.
The most powerful chapters are chapter 2 "Take the Oil," chapter 5 "A Government We Can Afford," and chapter 7 "A Safety Net, Not a Hammock" (great chapter title).
On page 12, in chapter 2 "Take the Oil," Trump advocates a cost-sharing plan that our own Government Accountability Office (GAO) says would be a wise way to have Iraq share the costs of liberation. It would divert a portion of oil profits to the American families of soldiers, sailors, airmen, or Marines who have lost loved ones or have been wounded from the war in Iraq. It would also help defray the costs to the taxpayers. It's a brilliant idea that few people know about. Trump deserves credit for bringing it to light.
On page 67, chapter 5 "A Government We Can Afford," Trump begins a discussion of the massive spending and government waste in our system. He starts the chapter with this eye-popping statistic: "Every day, your government takes in $6 billion in revenue and spends $10 billion. That means every day the federal government has to borrow $4 billion more than it has." That chapter is as eye-opening as any I've ever read and contains numerous, detailed policy solutions for how to get our fiscal house back in order. Again, kudos to Trump.
Finally, on page 113, chapter 7, "A Safety Net, Not a Hammock," Donald Trump goes into impressive detail about what the Wall Street Journal has dubbed the "Food Stamp Crime Wave." This part of the book enraged me; knowing how many people are suffering in this economy, it was repulsive to see how many people are bilking the system and selling food stamps they don't qualify for on Craigslist, Facebook, and elsewhere.
"Time to Get Tough" is without a doubt Donald Trump's best book and one packed with practical, serious policies to fix our crumbling country. But you have to buy it and actually READ it to know that.
166 of 185 people found the following review helpful
Trump is Right, we are losing the country!Dec 6 2011
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From an objective standpoint, most of the reviewers on here couldn't strike a negotiating deal if their careers depended on it.
Despite Trump's own self-promoting ego and business shortcomings, he has worked hard to make himself a household name across america, Unfortunately, many great business leaders that our country has seen have gone bankrupt. Does anyone remember Walt Disney and his numerous bankruptcies during the two decades prior to opening Disneyland? Anyway, even the most well known Presidents and business leaders didn't always have great financial success during their careers before they became famous.
Trump is no different.
With this book Trump highlights just about everything that most intelligent thinking voters have been shouting in their heads for years! If we don't get some serious leadership at the top, we might as well kiss the country goodbye. Leadership is about making smart business choices and being smart about how to fight wars and win them. Without that attitude, America would've never become the nation it has or Hitler or Stalin would've succeeded.
Trump in this book offers a real alternative, that pulls no punches. His views step on people's ego's and puts liberals in their place. The fact is on the issues, nobody can prove that Trump is wrong in a one on one debate, much like JFK. With Gasoline Prices and Federal Trade Imbalances, along with exploding National Debt, Trump offers real solutions that frankly will upset people, but unless we start talking about the truth that makes us all angry we're never gonna have the standard of living our parents and grandparents had.
Save us Mr. Trump!
159 of 179 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Summary of the Problems We Face TodayDec 7 2011
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Trump's book is outstanding at summarizing the problems our country faces today. I was impressed well he underlined the seriousness of our problem: we are a debtor nation that has run up more debt during the current administration than in all our country's previous history-- yet we have a current government that is more interested in expanding its own programs, power and political base than dealing with this serious situation. The current Administration may argue it was necessary bailing out the 1%, namely Wall Street and the Banks, plus the Auto Industry to save us from an even worse recession. Donald Trump makes me realize our magnitude of debt is so that history may show we actually took the cowardly path in using debt for bailouts-- rather than deal with the problem and take the pain here and now, we have elected to borrow our way to a soft landing and pass the costs of our current recession to future generations. How would we have dealt with today's recession if our forebears had structured World War II's costs such that we were still paying for the war in 2011? Future generations will have no autonomy to deal with their own problems because they will be paying off the problems we have today. That is why it is simply reckless to further expand government programs and institute national health care when no level of tax increases can finance our current level of government spending. No level of government initiative will ever allow us to reach the utopia that supporters of government expansion seek. I spent many years living in Eastern Europe where everyone already has "free" health care that no one given private care alternatives wants to use.
36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
Republican's - Listen Up for 2016July 21 2015
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I never thought I would see this in print, put there by my own hand – but Trump is becoming a breath of fresh air.
I read this book, to get a feel for the individual, and where he is coming from, since he is hoping to run for President 2016 on the Republican ticket. I wanted to see why he felt he was qualified to be our next President in 2016. A politician – he isn’t.
But well-educated, with a long-and-strong suit at dealing with, and understanding finance in a variety of global countries – he is. He defines himself as a person with a broad experience base in global finance, who has also had to deal with global politics AND foreign policy – in order to accomplish his goals. And with billions in personal net worth – maybe we should start believing what he says.
He is like no other in Washington, in that he needs the job of President, like a hole in the head – but he is fed up, with what Washington politicians have made of America. And he wants a chance to fix the problem.
Where other politicians go to Washington to get rich, line their pockets with side deals, and gain power – Trump already has all that. So what is his pitch in the book?
He wants the America back, that we all knew and loved, and lost, courtesy of the political element that has invaded Washington – and in some cases, made a permanent home there, peddling their ideas, and making their fortune altering American foreign and domestic policy, at the taxpayer’s expense.
D.T. states what he would do to get that America back. He explains foreign policies that have been poorly handled, and tells how he would have handled the situation. He uses fact, not fiction, and the book is well documented, with accurate footnotes which were not ‘lifted’ out of context, to make a different sense, in his book. The book is written in active voice – so once you pick it up – you won’t be able to easily put it down.
He states the flaws he sees in the political thinking currently in Washington, in both parties, brings up the policies and people by name, that created the messes – and states how he feels the policies should have been written, and how the situations should have been handled.
He is surprisingly well-versed on both the policies and the people – and his solutions are something that I think Congress and the Senate should have a look at.
This man is a “dealer”, and global trading has been his game, but in the financial sector. Trump has had far more experience dealing with issues of a global financial matter, than the current Republican favorite Walker (no offense to Walker but he is a bit shy on experience in the global arena) – and if we judge Trump, by his net worth – he’s damn good in this global arena when it comes to finance.
Countries worldwide are only political successes – if they are financially stable with competent leadership. Around the globe, we are all aware of those countries who now aren’t countries anymore because of poor leadership that had no sense how to financially keep the place in order. America is way over-extended financially, and the guys who usually wind up in Washington, are more concerned about keeping their job in the next term, than they are whether the deal is coming out ok for middle-class America. Trump doesn’t need to worry about keeping his job – he can buy the best financial minds in the country – to run it, while he is away, running our shop, in Washington – if he wins 2016.
He doesn’t need our money, to finance his campaign – he already has more than he needs.
This is the type of presidential candidate America has been waiting for – one who is educated, with global financial experience, who has had to understand global financial and trade policies, to deal on a world front to make and keep his own financial empire in tact – and one who now wants to put America back together, by altering those policies that are out of whack, that have taken our manufacturing off our shores, and that have unemployed or underemployed millions of Americans.
Bottom line, if Trump has been able to keep his personal financial house in order – to the extent he could buy and sell everyone in Washington thrice over – maybe we should seriously consider this guy and his thoughts for our next Republican president. Hillary wouldn’t know what hit her.
I’m glad I read this book – through reading this book, written by D.T. himself – I now have a sense that the individual who wants to be our President, does, in fact, have the intelligence, experience in global policy matters that count, and a personal financial success track record that proves he understands foreign policy – that the rest of America wishes it had. He expresses himself very well; he is concise, to the point, and documents his points very well. And best of all – he is used to getting to “yes” – he doesn’t accept no, when it comes to dealing – and America badly needs that type of individual right now.
In the end – it doesn’t matter what the Republicans, or the Democrats, or Hillary, or the press thinks of this guy. What matters is how we, the American voters view this guy – so don’t let them lead you off course – the book will show you the individual named D.T. in his own words.
If you want America back – I suggest you give it a read. He speaks the middle-class language!
D.T. – if you can get that Republican nod – you’ve got two votes here for you!
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Courage and Real Solutions!July 13 2015
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Excellent analysis of the problems facing our country. Bold and rational solutions to solve the problems. Donald Trump not only knows what problems we face economically but militarily as well. He has the best solutions that I've heard to correct the problems numerous years of weak leadership from Washington politicians who care more about lobbyists than our future have created. Our political leaders have come to believe that they must pander to lobbyists from all over the globe at our expense. While this gives them big donations from global corporations it costs working people plenty. It has cost us security, it has cost us wages and it has cost us liberty. There are real solutions that benefit real Americans who deserve to reap the benefits of their hard work and Donald Trump has them.