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Viewing Entry - Team of vipers (S14867)
by Sims, Cliff.

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TitleTeam of vipers : my 500 extraordinary days in the Trump White House
Author / Responsible partySims, Cliff.
GenreHistory, Biography.
TopicsHistory, Biography. Trump, Donald, 1946- Sims, Cliff. Presidents -- United States -- Staff. United States -- Politics and government -- 2017-
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


After standing at Donald Trump's side on Election Night, Cliff Sims joined him in the West Wing as Special Assistant to the President and Director of White House Message Strategy. He soon found himself pulled into the Presidents inner circle as a confidante, an errand boy, an advisor, a punching bag, and a friend. Sometimes all in the same conversation. As a result, Sims gained unprecedented access to the President, sitting in on private meetings with key Congressional officials, world leaders, and top White House advisors. He saw how Trump handled the challenges of the office, and he learned from Trump himself how he saw the world. For five hundred days, Sims also witnessed first-hand the infighting and leaking, the anger, joy, and recriminations. He had a role in some of the President's biggest successes, and he shared the blame for some of his administration's worst disasters. He gained key, often surprising insights into the players of the Trump West Wing, from Jared Kushner and John Kelly to Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway. He even helped Trump craft his enemies list, knowing who was loyal and who was not. And he took notes. Hundreds of pages of notes. In real-time. Sims stood with the President in the eye of the storm raging around him, and now he tells the story that no one else has written -- because no one else could. The story of what it was really like in the West Wing as a member of the President's team. The story of power and palace intrigue, backstabbing and bold victories, as well as painful moral compromises, occasionally with yourself. Team of Vipers tells the full story, as only a true insider could.

Additional Information

System control numberS14867
Original Print PublisherNew York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2019.
NarratorDaniel Thomas May; introduction read by the author.
Narrator NameDaniel Thomas May; introduction read by the author.
Participant or performer noteDaniel Thomas May; introduction read by the author.
Narrators GenderMale narrator