Crippled America

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Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again
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Author Donald Trump
Country United States
Language English
Pages 193
Preceded by The Art of the Deal

Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again is a book by Donald Trump, published in 2015.[1] It was released November 3 with Trump holding a signing session of it in the Trump Tower. All proceeds from the book will go to charities.[2]


In the book, Trump clarifies his position on illegal immigrants, claiming that the vast majority have come to improve their futures and the futures of their children. He also writes that despite his past affiliation to the Democratic Party, he has always held Conservative values. Trump informs the reader that despite his previous support for single-payer health care, a position held mostly by liberals in America, he has changed his position because "It works incredibly well in Scotland, for example, and maybe it could have worked here at a different time. But not anymore."[1]

Trump writes that he had opposed the Iraq War, seeing it as a potential destabilizing force, and sees military intervention as a last resort because "I've seen their broken bodies, know all about the horrors that live in their heads, and the enormous effects of trauma." On the subject of the loan of a million dollars given to him by his father to start his fortune, he says that a similar loan would likely have been given to him by a bank. Elsewhere, Trump reflects that his focus on his work was the cause of his two divorces.[1]

Trump admits that he makes hyperbolic statements because "if you're not afraid to be outspoken, the media will write about you or beg you to come on their shows." He justifies this strategy by saying that he is a businessman and "When was the last time you saw a sign hanging outside a pizzeria claiming 'The Fourth Best Pizza In The World'?!"[1]