The latest Trump scandals raise questions about who Trump really is – and is he nuts? The latest examples including urging the Russians to hack Clinton’s emails, which many compare to treason; a refusal to release his tax returns; the USA Freedom singers suing him because of not being paid; and the Hotel Roanoke in Virginia threatening to sue him for non-payment because of he says there wasn’t enough air conditioning. And then there are the charges about the Trump University fraud and the claims by four women that Trump raped them.
The complaints, lawsuits, and charges against Trump go on and on, though his supporters continue to ignore all the claims, while they keep criticizing Hillary for the emails and Benghazi, even though she has been cleared of illegal activities in multiple hearings.
So what gives? Is Trump crazy? Does he really want to be President, since he has suggested that Pence will handle domestic and foreign affairs? What’s left? He says he’ll just work on making American great again, although his continual personal attacks in interviews, rallies, and tweets suggest it’s more accurate to say he wants to make “America hate again” or “grate again,” as some critics have suggested.
In any case, there are now a series of books and a website that raise the question about who Trump really is. The newly launched website is www.whoistrumpreally.com (also accessible from www.trumpisnuts.net and www.2016electionfollies.com). The website features seven satiric books about Trump which combine humor with pungent commentary about Trump and his rise to taking over the Republican Party.
Three new cartoon books – Trump Is Nuts!, Trump Is Extinct…Or May Be Soon!, and Trump Is an Animal! – suggest that these scenarios are or will soon be true. Trump Is Nuts! features Trump as 21 different kinds of nuts, from walnuts and peanuts to mixed up nuts and finally ends with Trump on his way to a nuthouse. https://www.amazon.com/Trump-Nuts-Illustrated-Guide-Coloring/dp/0692738037 Trump Is Extinct compares Trump to 27 extinct animals and early humans, from ancient dinosaurs and flying reptiles to Neanderthals with names like the Trumposaurus, Saber Tooth Trump, and Neandertrump. https://www.amazon.com/Trump-Extinct-May-Soon-Illustrated/dp/0692739300. Trump Is an Animal! compares Trump to different types of fighting animals including Kangaroos and Meerkats. https://www.amazon.com/Trump-Animal-Illustrated-Coloring-Different/dp/1535223154. All three books are combined in Who Is Trump, Really? https://www.amazon.com/Who-Trump-Really-Collection-Extinct/dp/153541314X
Other books available through the website and Amazon are 2016 Election Fairy Tales with stories like “Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Trump,” and 2016 Election Monsters, Myths and Mayhem, which features Trump as 15 monsters in mythology, such as the Medusa, Minotaur, and even the Devil. The first four books in the series are combined in 2016 Election Follies.
While the books are designed to appeal to anyone following the election – especially Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans, the books were written to contribute to the dialogue about the election – and perhaps even sway some votes against Trump.
The author, Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D. brings to the series a background as a sociologist and popular writer – and she is also a registered Republican, after previously being an independent voter. She received her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, and has several MAs, including one in Anthropology and another in Pop Culture and Lifestyles from California State University, East Bay. She is getting an additional MA there in Communication. She has published over 50 books with major publishers and 40 with her own publishing company, Changemakers Publishing. Besides The New Middle Ages, other new books include Lies and Liars, about understanding sociopaths and how to deal with them, Scammed, about recent scams and how to avoid them, and American Justice with Paul Brakke about problems in the criminal justice system and how to fix them. Her websites include www.ginigrahmscott.com and www.changemakerspublishingandwriting.com.
A PDF of any of the Trump books is available to members of the media and book bloggers and reviewers.