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The Cost is probably the best, the most balanced and the most complete assessment of the war on civilization that I have read to date. The whole Trash Trump agenda is exposed with factual and verified information. We see that the hydra headed coalition pushing the insurrection is diverse, but all the leaders share one ideology. Few who follow current events will find any fault with Maria’s assessment of the news. She is one of a vanishing small number of real reporters. This book is a true news report written in a manor that will keep you reading to the end. It will lead you to understand the truth of the American political world. It is too bad that the book was not finished in time to help support President Trump's reelection, but I take a small measure of consolation in the fact that history will have a record of the truth. This book is about the cost of not paying attention to elections. Those trusting citizens that believe that their politicians have the people’s best interests as their motivation and choose to trust others to decide who will rule, ignore the cost of their ignorance. This book explores this in simple terms that even lefties can understand. Unfortunately, it is now too late for the 2020 election. I recommend that everyone concerned with where politicians are leading our western civilization read and heed this timely book.
To have this book released one week before our next National Election, could be beacon for those still undecided. As for others, it’s a clear and rather concise summary of the Trump presidency, from a mostly business perspective.
Maria Bartiromo and partner James Freeman, begin the book by clearly showing our 45th President is not part of the Washington political establishment. He rankles the swamp, media and his own party from day one, but fights tirelessly to fulfill campaign promises.
Chapter 2 is perhaps the most stark. After a no holds barred discussion of the Russian Hoax debacle, there’s a 12 page outline of day-by-day, key events that boils the three years down to prosecutable packages. The Department of Justice has some serious issues.
Other topics covered include: revitalization of business, tax cuts and over haul, our relationship with China, (2 full chapters plus lots more), Trump’s impact on the media and them on him, the COVID crisis, Biden/Bernie - economics and what the future hold.
As I mentioned earlier, much of this is presented from a business stand point. There’s not a lot left for “interpretation” as there are facts; how refreshing! Dollars, percentages, real impacts to real people on lives that matter. Of course, money is not all that matters but at least it’s one thing that can be checked and balanced, to some degree. It can also be followed when a trail is needed. The discussion on Biden’s economic plan and Bernie’s influences is 8 pages everyone should read VERY carefully.
Not much financial mumbo jumbo to ponder with this one, Bartiromo & Freeman have compiled an highly approachable and thoughtful book. Documentation comes from a variety of sources, not a single slant or company, lending to the veracity of its content. It’s well written, easy to read and professionally published. For this reader, it’s high time we rise up and count “The Cost”📚
Excellent analysis over the past few years and explanation of the critical implications of our relationship with China, going forward. Documents how the US economy achieved unprecedented heights in the first 3 years of the Trump presidency and how it can be revived in 2021 and beyond. Her partnership w James Freeman has produced a must read book for both investors and anyone in the US workforce.
After an appalling introduction where it felt like I was reading Kipling's "White Man's Burden" all over again (only instead of only white, this time it's generally 'Americans' and Republican Americans at that) crossed over with cult rhetoric about the superiority of Americans over the entire world, we are forced to wade through (again and again) a Trump apologist's check lisk for why he is not a 'russian asset'. Something that is completely irrelevant to what the book claims to tackle: Sino-American relations during the time of Trump.
The references are also laughably biased, and in choice passages where opinions are presented as facts, they are missing, implying that they couldn't find support for their claims even in their own side's content.
The only thing that is interesting is the chapter that actually IS about China post-WWII and the trade/diplomatic relations it has had over time with the USA. But the rest of the book is so biased and even phrenetic in its effort to advocate for a Trump re-election that I feel compelled to fact check even the history review therein.
Two stars ONLY for the history bits. All the rest is at best tedious, at worst painfully boring or indirectly unreliable to take into account, since the other side's arguments are never actually presented and objectivity has gone out the window by page ten, where Trump is presented as God's gift to the world.
We are reminded the President delivered on most of his campaign promises despite relentless attacks from many of the establishment. As other reviewers mentioned, the President entered office as an outsider and it is clear he was never going to be part of the "Club".
The chapters on business and tax cuts are important reads and demonstrate the power and benefits of the US economy when it is allowed to perform. While the President's efforts to push back on China were critical and at odds with establishment consensus. It needed to be done.
A very good perspective of many of the accomplishments and challenges faced by this Administration.
Maria and James are spot on and do a great job of laying out all of the issues that President Trump had to deal with and the MSM and Dems were not interested in looking at. This book lays out the important issues that we as a country need to pay attention to and be aware of instead of just worrying about tweets and direct statements made by this President. We need to wake up and see how our country is moving towards a socialist/communist country and the slope is so slippery and once it starts to slip it will not take long, especially with an ill-informed public. Look at the policies not the personalities - they share what we should be looking at very nicely.
This is one of the most interesting books that I’ve read in a long time. The book is a must read for anyone concerned about maintaining the integrity of our government. Regardless if you are a Democrat, Republican or Independent, you will likely gain some surprising insights as to the inner workings of our government.
This is a very well written book that is easy to read. I watch both of the authors on a daily basis and they appear to be very bright, competent, and make much sense in their respective communicative skills. This book appears to be a appraisal of the Trump Administration up to October 2020. Anyone who may have missed a portion or ignored this history will be promptly updated by this work.
Chapter two is a view back from now to 2016 regarding Russiagate where Maria Bartiromo utilizes her past interviews over this period as underpinnings to tell her fact-based story. Here she interviews the principles defending their respective innocence coupled with investigative law makers dipping into “ The Political Pandora Box.“ The reader may find it helpful to review the “Timeline of Events” and players in the contemporary drama at the end of this chapter.
Chapter five is very disturbing but illuminating to the fact of Chinese theft on the scale so massive it represents the largest transfer of wealth in human history. Are the Chinese that dumb they have to steal ideas and knowledge? I can understand the Russians from their history, but a people who’s historic inventive prowess goes back centuries, has to steal? The authors allege the CCP is waging a “generational fight” to surpass all USA leadership at all cost!
The remainder of the book deals with Mr. Trump. Accordingly from all the information we now know he was a victim of a partisan abuse of federal law enforcement powers unleashed by the then Obama Administration to counteract the will of the American voters. “The Story of the Century” which the media ignored, but continued to award itself with Pulitzers for a false narrative from the most damaging attempted political coup in US history is presented. Here these reporters present how my party would do anything, even betray the nation, in its pursuit of partisan advantage.
The only problem I have with the work is there is no index. The title is vague in that the reader knows there is a qualitative cost to the last four years but the authors fail to up front inform as to seven trillion of our future has been squandered during this period and it has weakened the nation! The blame falls directly on us Democrats. This is a very good, worthwhile, easy, read for all free people.