Front Row At The Trump Show

Front Row At The Trump Show, “The Instant New York Times Bestseller” written by Jonathan Karl.

An account like no other from the White House reporter who knows President Trump for more than 25 years.

Book: FRATTSWe have never seen a president like this…norm-breaking, rule-busting, dangerously reckless to some and an overdue force for change to others. One thing is clear. We are witnessing the reshaping of the presidency.

Kirkus Review: Jonathan Karl’s, Front Row At The Trump Show

Jonathan Karl’s new book: Front Row At The Trump Show from the chief White House and Washington correspondent for ABC providing a ringside seat to a disaster-ridden Oval Office.

It is Karl to whom we owe the current popularity of a learned term. Questioning chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, he followed up a perhaps inadvertent honest response on the matter of Ukranian intervention in the electoral campaign by saying: “What you just described is a quid pro quo.”. Mulavaney’s reply: “Get over it!”. Karl who has been covering Trump for decades and knows which buttons to push and which to avoid, is not inclined to get over it.

Karl rightly points out that a reporter today “faces a president who seems to have no appreciation for understanding on the First Amendment, and the role of Free Press in American democracy.”. Yet even against a bellicose, untruthful leader, he adds, the press “is not the opposition party.”.

Jonathan Karl
Jonathan Karl

The author, who keeps his eyes on the subject and not in the mirror, writes of Trump’s ability to stage situations, as when he once called Trump out, at an event for misrepresenting poll results and Trump waited until the camera was off before exploding, “Fucking Nasty Guy Guy!”.-then finished up the interview as if nothing had happened.

Trump-in this case, by pushing hard on the WikiLeaks emails from the Democratic campaign, news of which arrived at the same time. That isn’t to say that they manage people or the nation well; one of the more damning stories in a book full of them concerns former Homeland security head Kirstjen Nielson, cut off at the knees even while trying to do Trump’s bidding.

No one’s mind will be changed by Karl’s book, but it’s a valuable report from the scene of an ongoing train wreck.

Karl’s Visit To The White House During Trump’s Inauguration

Karl writes: “I arrived at the White House just a few minutes after the new president.”.

“As the Trump family surveyed the White House residence for the first time, I took a walk through the West Wing. Hours earlier, the walls had been adorned with photos of Barack Obama and his family. Now all that remained was empty picture frames.”.

“I ducked into the office of the press security, the door open but the room barren except for a large brown bag on the floor in the front of the desk, a so-called burn bag used by White House officials to discard paper meant to be incinerated rather than preserved for history.”.

“Desks were empty, most of the computers gone, a few empty boxes tossed about. empty work space. A new administration. Eerily dark and calm before the storm to come.”.

Trump And The Media (Reporters, Commentators, Etc.)

Trump talks about punishing newspapers and book authors who criticize him. He provokes his supporters at rallies to taunt and jeer at the reporters who are covering him.

He declares reporters as disgusting. Dishonest. Traitors. Enemies of the people.

When faced with such an onslaught from the most powerful man in the country, “it is tempting to fight back,”. writes Karl, and he adds: “As a reporter, sometimes you need to fight back.”. If the president declares real stories fake, the record must be corrected. If a president attempts to block reporters from covering the work of his administration, “we need to fight back.”.

If a president attempts to use the tools of law enforcement to target reporters for doing their jobs (something, Trump talks about and the Obama administration actually did), reporters and news organizations need to fight back.

What Is The Role Of Free Press

Free Press is not the opposition party. The role is to inform the public, seek the truth, ask the tough questions, and attempt to hold those in power accountable by shining a spotlight on what they are doing.

But in the Trump era, the Free Press has sometimes appeared like the opposition. The best opinion journalists are those who actually do reporting and offer some real information to back up their views.

Donald Trump
President Trump

However, there is a crucial role for reporters and news organizations who strive for objectivity and balance, Karl writes: “Our opinions-and we all have opinions-should be irrelevant. Even when the person you are covering treats you unfairly or brands you disgusting or a traitor or fake.”. A reporter should strive to treat him or her fairly. Even if the policies of a president are repugnant, a reporter should report the facts and leave the judgments to others.

In Conclusion

Jonathan Karl brings us into the White House in a powerful book unlike any other on the Trump administration. He knows and covered Donald Trump longer than any other White House reporter. With extraordinary access to Trump during the campaign and at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Karl delivers essential new reporting and surprising insights.

These are the behind-the-scenes moments that defined Trump’s presidency-an extraordinary look at the president, the person, and those closest to him. This is the real story of Trump’s unlikely rise; of the struggles and battles of those who work in the administration and those who report on it; of the plots and schemes of a senior staff enduring stunning and unprecedented unpredictability.

Karl takes us from a TV set turned campaign office to the strange quiet of Trump’s White House on Inauguration Day to a high-powered re-election campaign set to change the country’s course. He shows us an administration rewriting the role of the president on the fly and a press corps that has never been more vital. Above all this book is only possible because of the surprisingly open relationship Donald Trump has had with Jonathan Karl, a reporter he has praised, fought, and branded an enemy of the people.

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8 thoughts on “Front Row At The Trump Show”

  1. Thank you for for the review of the new political based novel Front Row At The Trump Show.  Finding your site with my favorite kind of novels already listed and waiting for me has been so much fun.  I don’t know if this book is fact-filled, but I strongly suspect that Jonathan Karl would not risk his credibility after working with the president for 25 years.  The president has never been concerned whether or not people like him, just if he can get the votes.  

    I am looking forward to reading the book as soon as my next check from online marketing gets to the bank.  Reading Jonothan Karl’s version of what was happening should be a good read.  Sami

    1. Thank you Sami for your comment, and yes, Jonathan Karl has known Trump and has covered him in his business life, and now in the Oval Office. I do look for the credibility factors when promoting books, especially about our president. He has been a public figure (by choice) for many years, so he has opened himself up to the reporting that happens with those choices, especially as president. Because I don’t know about you, but I want to know who is in charge. The more informed I feel the better my choices are. I don’t close my eyes and go by gut feelings, I inform myself and make logical decisions, in most everything I do. Thanks again, and I hope you enjoy the book, Front Row At The Trump Show. Great book, great read.


  2. I am so glad I found your post. I was captured by the title, engaged with content, and left with goosebumps. 

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    This post is eye-opening, and honestly slightly frightening (in my opinion). I look forward to reading more of your posts. I am sure that they are just as excellent as this one. 

    1. Thank you Elise for your comment, and yes the title is very catchy, but when you look inside the book, Front Row At The Trump Show, it does make you feel a little frightened or at least uneasy about Trump and the GOP, and how not even 4 years ago, the same GOP senators, as well as Congressmen and women were saying that Trump is and was a criminal, sexual abuser, tax evader as well as association with the criminal underground (mob). But now to save their jobs, it seems that Trump can do no wrong, even though he has lied over 16,00 times since becoming president. (fact checked) This is so disturbing to me, so I keep checking into new books, or even older books that do tell of the real Donald Trump, not just the man you see on TV, and or his very disturbing tweets. Thanks again, and have a great day.


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  4. Hello there, thank for this very detailed review on the book “Front Row at the Trump Show” by Jonathan Karl, personally I like the way this review is linked any one who carefully reads this review would want you get this book because you approach to reviewing the book is just simple but very detailed and for the fact that Jonathan karl knows and covered Donald Trump longer than any other White House reporter gives more credibility to the content of this book.

    1. Thank you Jomata for your comment. The fact that Karl has known Trump and covered him for so many years, gives credit to his reporting and writing of this wonderful book. Which will take you behind the scenes of not only the White House, but Trump’s life before politics as well as his time in the White House. Thanks for your comment again Jomata. Have a great day and stay safe.


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