Mr. Trump's Wild Ride: The Thrills, Chills, Screams, and Occasional Blackouts of an Extraordinary Presidency

Mr. Trump's Wild Ride: The Thrills, Chills, Screams, and Occasional Blackouts of an Extraordinary Presidency

Major Garrett has been reporting on the White House for nearly two decades, covering four different presidencies for three news outlets. But if he thought that his distinguished journalistic career had prepared him for the unique challenges of covering Donald Trump, he was in for a surprise.

Like many others in Washington, Garrett found himself having to unlearn many of his own settled notions about the nature and function of the presidency. He also had to separate the carnival-like noise of the Trump presidency from its underlying substance. For even in its first half, Trump's tenure has been highly consequential.

In Mr. Trump's Wild Ride, Major Garrett provides what journalists are often said to do, but usually don't: a true first draft of history. His goal was to sift through the mountains of distracting tweets and shrieking headlines in order to focus on the most significant moments of Trump's young presidency, the ones that Garrett believes will have a lasting impact. The result is an authoritative, mature, and consistently entertaining account of one of the strangest eras in American political history.

A consummate professional with unimpeachable integrity, remarkable storytelling skills, and a deep knowledge of his subject earned through decades of experience, Garrett brings to life the twists and turns of covering this White House and its unconventional occupant with wit, sagacity and style. Mr. Trump's Wild Ride should place him securely in the first rank of Washington journalists.

Title:Mr. Trump's Wild Ride: The Thrills, Chills, Screams, and Occasional Blackouts of an Extraordinary Presidency
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  • Scott Rhee

    Major Garrett, a well-known name in mainstream media circles and the White House Correspondent for CBS News, attempts to make sense of the nonsense that is the Trump Administration in his latest book,...

  • Linda

    Not really anything new. I've got to stop reading about this guy. It's an obsession....

  • Beth

    I trained to be a journalist but my timing was unfortunate because 'investigative journalism" began to replace the "who-what-when-where-why-how" journalistic style to which I was commited. Respecting ...

  • Neil Farrell

    If you are not having nightmares about the Trump presidency now, you will after reading this book!...

  • Jeff J.

    An account of the first year of the Trump presidency by the CBS White House correspondent. The book works best as an account of the day-to-day decision-making from an insider's perspective. It falls a...

  • skip thurnauer

    Major Garrett has been a White House correspondent covering the last four presidential administrations. As a frequent viewer of CBS News, I was eager to read Garrett's observations on the White House'...

  • Laura

    Rating: 3.5CBS White House correspondent Major Garrett looks at the first year of the Trump presidency. His goal is to identify the "moments" (or collections of related moments) that he thinks will co...

  • Karen

    First book written by Major Garrett that I have read. Given that he is a CBS White House correspondent, I was interested in his take on our current administration.I am surprised at how much I learned ...

  • Don Heiman

    In 2018 Major Garrett, CBS News’ Chief White House Correspondent, authored “Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride: The Thrills, Chills, Screams, and Occasional Blackouts of an Extraordinary Presidency.” His b...

  • Susan

    Esteemed reporter Major Garrett takes a look at Trump's first year in his presidency by closely examining certain issues he had to deal with such as health care, tax reform, his attorney general Jeff ...