Let Me Finish

Let Me Finish

Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-your-face Politics

Book - 2019
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From the outspoken former governor, presidential candidate, and chair of the Trump transition, a no-holds-barred account of Chris Christie's years atop the national political scene - his rise to power through the bare-knuckle politics of New Jersey, his fifteen-year friendship with Donald Trump, and his frank insights and experiences with the president and his inner circle.
Publisher: New York :, Hachette Book,, 2019.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780316421799
0316421790
Characteristics: 420 pages ; ,24 cm.

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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.

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Memawrayne
Mar 03, 2019

Even tho we are on opposite ends of the political spectrum, I enjoyed this book. It was interesting to hear his view from the Trump campaign. He may have puffed up a little about how his ideas helped when they were followed , although he certainly knew more than most of the people on the campaign. He certainly appreciates his family and seemed to have loved his work as US Attorney. He offers an interesting view of Jared--although they were not best friends by any means. What annoys me about Christie is his "in your face politic style" I think of it more as in your face rudeness toward the people he works for. As a public servant , the voters are his boss not the other way around. He is however a good communicator.

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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trumplies
Jan 30, 2019

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

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