The Forty Year Con Game
About the Book
Most voters during the 2016 presidential election were largely unaware of Trump’s forty-year history as a skilled con man but an incompetent failure otherwise. In anticipation of the 2020 election, this book describes Trump’s public life from his mob connections in the early 1980s through his first two stumbling years in the White House. It documents Trump’s inescapable history of ignorance, self-absorption, poor judgment, corruption, impulsive decision-making, bigotry, and strong authoritarian instincts. Taken together, all guaranteed a disastrous presidency. His first two years in the White House fulfilled this guarantee, threatening America’s constitutional democracy.
About the Author
Dr. Michael Harrington, a former Marine, former Foreign Service Officer in the office of the Foreign Service Inspector General, and most recently a national security analyst for The MITRE Corporation, a federal research and development center, analyzed key national security issues facing the nation for specialized audiences for more than three decades prior to his retirement. Dr. Harrington’s PhD, focused on economics and management science, is from the University of California, Irvine.