How Trump Thinks by Peter Oborne
His Tweets and the Birth of a New Political Language

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Oborne and Thomas’s book is a service to scholars, but one wishes they had tried to answer their own question more concertedly – how does Trump think, and what does Twitter show us about his thinking?
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The most significant, demented, politically effective tweets from the world's most important Twitter feed, analyzed and explained by the UK's leading expert on political lying.

The most unusual feature of Donald Trump's nationalist and populist campaign for the presidency was his obsessive use of Twitter. Like other social media, this form of communication has often been assumed to encourage the dissemination of liberal values and the circulation of facts. Trump's tweets, by contrast, formed a constant stream of provocations, insults, conspiracy theories, 'alternative facts' and outright lies. And they helped him win power. This book analyzes Trump's incendiary mendacity in all its bewildering guises, and shows how this fusion of entertainment and cunningly-crafted propaganda has destabilized the world's most powerful democracy.
 

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Published May 4, 2017 by Head of Zeus. 256 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences.
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Reviewed by Meghan O'Rourke on May 24 2017

Oborne and Thomas’s book is a service to scholars, but one wishes they had tried to answer their own question more concertedly – how does Trump think, and what does Twitter show us about his thinking?

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Reviewed by Peter Conrad on May 09 2017

Incensed by Obama’s re-election in 2012, he tweeted a call to arms, rallying troops to “march on Washington” and stage “a revolution in this country!” He soon deleted that incautious tirade: it’s good that Oborne and Robert have retrieved it.

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