Team of Vipers: My 500 Extraordinary Days in the Trump White House

Team of Vipers: My 500 Extraordinary Days in the Trump White House

The first honest insider’s account of the Trump administration.

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 President’s 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.

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    Team of Vipers: My 500 Extraordinary Days in the Trump White House Reviews

  • Matt

    While there have been many tell-all books about the Trump White House, many seek only to create the largest bloodbath possible. Scorning President Trump and those around him proves to be a message tha...

  • Nandakishore Varma

    No, I have not read it. I have a problem with the title. It should be: CAUCUS OF CLOWNS....

  • Manny

    This just in: everyone hates Donald Trump. Well, who'd a thunk it?...

  • Bill  Kerwin

    Because I am a lazy reader, I dislike unreliable narrators: they make me work too hard. True, if the writing be fiction, and the writer be greatly gifted (Twain, Nabokov, Kesey), I may decide to enter...

  • Joe Conley

    Overall, pretty fucking boring. Sims, as you may know, is a fan of Trump. He spends some time rationalizing this at the beginning of the book, admitting he doesn't agree with Trump on a lot of things ...

  • Wendelle So

    I honestly don't think I can recommend giving this book your money, especially if you're a liberal/progressive spending on this solely to ratchet its standing up the bestseller lists as a symbolic up-...

  • Jill Meyer

    Cliff Sims is a 20-something wonderkind from Alabama, where he was the CEO of a media company. In 2016, he had broken the story - complete with audio tapes - of the affair the state's governor, Robert...

  • Rebecca

    First of all, I'm no fan of Trump. My thoughts about the book are, inevitably, colored by that. The book is fun to read and a quick read, packed with anecdotes and the author's take on the WH personal...

  • Bonnie Morse

    Lot of hypocrisy and nonsense from a conservative christian, son and grandson of ministers, who believes no matter how wicked Trump is, he’s better than Mrs Clinton. The author revels in Trump’s f...

  • Dantan Wernecke

    I HAVE READ THE BOOK. I can’t even explain how dumb this book is. He had to go through 15 months in the Trump White House to learn some pretty basic and trite life-lessons? Cutthroat Washington surp...