Trump the Establishment

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Retired newspaperman Don Surber is a Christian who lives in Poca, West Virginia, with his wife, Lou Ann. Married for thirty-nine years, they have three adult children.

While serving in the US Army, Surber worked on the Fort Stewart Patriot and the Stars and Stripes. He worked as a proofreader for the Wall Street Journal while in college, graduating from Cleveland State University in 1981.

Surber has worked for the Parkersburg News and the Charleston Daily Mail, both in West Virginia. He is the author of Exceptional Americans, Exceptional Americans 2, and most recently Trump the Press: Don Surber’s Take on How the Pundits Blew the 2016 Republican Race.

Now sixty-three, Surber maintains a popular blog at and plans to continue blogging until he runs out of ideas or dies—whichever comes first. He welcomes comments at

Trump the Establishment

The Elitists Never Learned in 2016

Authored by Don Surber
Edition: 1

After the rousing success of Trump the Press, which lampooned the pundits who missed Trump’s nomination, Don Surber’s readers demanded the story of the 2016 general election. Eager to please his fans and have some fun, Surber agreed to tear into the elitists a second time.

Leslie Eastman of Legal Insurrection wrote: "Trump the Establishment summarized many key challenges the campaigning Trump team faced from an openly hostile press, made-up news, rabid progressives, and Clinton-supporting Republicans under Surber’s hallmark titles of hilarity."

Trump the Establishment uses Surber’s quick wit and deep research to chronicle President Trump’s spectacular rise. Trump’s was an asymmetrical campaign that fooled critics and pleased his supporters.

From Clinton’s questionable activities to the media’s inability to grasp the difference between Trump the celebrity and Trump the CEO, Surber shows how Trump challenged and beat the establishment on his own terms. Voters in thirty states chose to dump the status quo in Washington, and Make America Great Again.

Trump won despite Clinton’s massive campaign war chest. He won despite overwhelmingly negative news coverage. He won despite losing every debate. He won despite a tumultuous personal and financial past, and still, the elitists don’t understand why.

Surber explains why. Just don’t expect him to have any sympathy for the elitists and media personalities left adrift and defeated in Trump’s passing.

And after all, why should he?

Publication Date:
1542379164 / 9781542379168
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US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / United States / 21st Century

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