Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics

Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics

by Chris Christie

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Overview

The instant New York Times-bestselling memoir from the outspoken former governor--an "explosive" (Guardian) "must read" (Hugh Hewitt) account of Chris Christie's life in politics including his "not to miss" (Entertainment Weekly) insights into Donald Trump.
After dropping out of the 2016 presidential race, Chris Christie stunned the political world by becoming the first major official to endorse Donald Trump. A friend of Trump's for fifteen years, the two-term New Jersey governor understood the future president as well as anyone in the political arena--and Christie quickly became one of Trump's most trusted advisers. Tapped with running Trump's transition team, Christie was nearly named his running mate. But within days of Trump's surprise victory over Hillary Clinton, Christie was in for his own surprise: he was being booted out.

In Let Me Finish, Christie sets the record straight about his tenure as a corruption-fighting prosecutor and a Republican running a Democratic state, as well as what really happened on the 2016 campaign trail and inside Trump Tower. Christie takes readers inside the ego-driven battles for Trump's attention among figures like Steve Bannon, Corey Lewandowksi, Reince Priebus, Kellyanne Conway, Jeff Sessions, and Paul Manafort. He shows how the literal trashing of Christie's transition plan put the new administration in the hands of self-serving amateurs, all but guaranteeing the Trump presidency's shaky start. Christie also addresses hot-button issues from his own years in power, including what really went down during Bridgegate. And, for the first time, Christie tells the full story of the Kushner saga: how, as a federal prosecutor, Christie put Jared Kushner's powerful father behind bars--a fact Trump's son-in-law makes Christie pay for later.
Packed with news-making revelations and told with the kind of bluntness few politicians can match, Christie's memoir is an essential guide to understanding the Trump presidency.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316421805
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 01/29/2019
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 14,280
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Chris Christie is an American politician, former United States Attorney, and political commentator who served as the 55th Governor of New Jersey from 2010 to 2018. During his tenure, he chaired the Republican Governors Association and President Trump's Opioid and Drug Abuse Commission. Christie became an ABC News contributor in 2018 after leaving office.

Table of Contents

Introduction Bannon Blinks 1

Part 1 Becoming Chris

1 Family Values 21

2 Jersey Boy 37

3 Learning Curve 49

4 Hurry Up 69

Part 2 Corruption Fighter

5 Law Man 93

6 Summer Chaos 114

7 Family Feud 129

Part 3 Tough Guv

8 Minority Party 153

9 Youtube Governor 174

10 Blown Away 199

11 Heavy Stuff 221

12 Red Landslide 235

13 Jammed Up 244

14 Slow Walk 265

Part 4 Campaign Trail

15 It's Showtime 283

16 Team Donald 310

17 Peer Review 329

18 Jared's Meltdown 349

19 Self-Inflicted 368

20 Right Way 384

21 Veep Stakes 398

22 Unconventional Wisdom 417

23 It's Debatable 437

24 Hot Mic 459

Part 5 President Trump

25 Believe It 483

26 No Thanks 505

27 Mr. President 524

28 Opioid Beach 544

29 Price Paid 558

Epilogue 577

Acknowledgments 585

Index 593

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Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An easy read that will truly educate you if you are unfamiliar with politics. Answers so many questions about the ineptitude of the White House, no one listens to the advice given even when it is sought. Wonderful read Chris Christie. I thoroughly enjoyed it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Second half is somewhat interesting. The man is really full of himself. Skipped a lot of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fabulous Questions answered!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I+bought+this+book+after+seeing+Governor+Christie+on+various+TV+shows+talking+about+it+and+I+liked+what+he+was+saying+and+liked+his+personality+%28so+his++book+tour+worked+in+my+case%29.++I+wasn%27t+disappointed.++He+wrote+about+his+life+growing+up%2C+college%2C+and+his+professional+life+as+a+US+attorney%2C+governor%2C+running+for+president%2C+and+supporting+Donald+Trump%27s+campaign.++There+are+many+anecdotes+and+a+lot+of+interesting+background+information.++It+is+a+very+enjoyable+book.
Anonymous 7 months ago
A+true+glimpse+of+the+behind+the+scenes.+Always+a+fan%21
Anonymous 8 months ago
Chris+w%2Fb+remembered+as+the+greatest+miss+of+the+Trump+admin.
B-loNY More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fascinating. Great anecdote from an interesting life, and from inside of the Presidential race -- without the usual hatchet job agenda I flew through it in a couple days-- glad I did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not a fan of Chris Christie, but his book is very readable and interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading Govenor Christie's book and found the whole book very readable and provides some really interesting insights into the goings on involved with the Trump campaign. If you are interested in current events and politics, this is a book well worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought Let Me Finish because it seems to me that Jared Kushner has as much governmental savvy as a common garden snail. He's running the White House. This worries me. I wanted an up close look at Jared.  I craved insight. Governor Christy,the seasoned politician, certainly did not disappoint!  I got the slimy details on Jared Kushner.  I also got a fascinating political narrative that gives a clear picture of Chris Christy as a politician and as a person. I came to admire his life view and understand that he values friends and family above all. His stories about the people and experiences that shaped him changed my perception of him for the better. Trump, his campaign and the Trump administration have altered America and the American political landscape forever.  Has America been damaged? Are we in danger? Read this honest political narrative then decide. Governor Christy says he's not finished.  Good! America needs Chris Christy... hopefully as POTUS sometime SOON.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When+I+first+heard+this+book+was+coming+out+I+knew+I+wanted+to+read+it.+And+boy%2C+I+was+Not+disappointed.+This+was+one+of+those+books+I+couldn%27t+put+down.+Very+interesting+behind+the+scenes+material+of+President+Trump%27s+campaign.+%0AGovernor+Christie+let+it+all+out%2C+the+good+and+the+bad.+%0AA+Truly+Sensational+Read%21%21%0A
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Remarkably%2C++Christie+never+really+explains+why+%28or+if%29+he+thought+Trump+was+a+good+choice+to+be+president.++Nor+does+he+explain+why+he+would+actively+promote+the+candidacy+of+some+he+personally+knew+to+be+a+liar+who+would+malign+his+own+friends+if+it+helped+him+get+ahead.+%0A%0AThe+book+does+give+some+insight+into+the+character+of+both+Christie+and+Trump.+It%27s+not+surprising+that+Trump+doesn%27t+come+across+well.+It+is+surprising+that+Christie+seemingly+cannot+articulate+credible+reasons+why+he+was+friends+with+Trump+for+15+years%2C+when+Trump%27s+affinity+for+corruption+was+demonstrated+so+early+in+their+relationship.+
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I+felt+like+I+was+sitting+there+one+on+one+with+the+governor+having+an+honest+chat.+he+kept+you+along+for+the+ride%2C+right+in+the+action..+honest+all+the+way.+written+just+as+he+speaks%2C+I+liked+that++great+book%21%21%21
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worked+for+an+idiot+for+President++and+Trump+dumped++him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exemplary+life+of+principled+service.+Not+universally+beloved%2C+but+direct+and+demanding+and+usually+right.++Mr.+Christie%27s+candor+and+honesty+refreshes+my+hope+our+nation+will+realize+its+destiny.+
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chris+in+2024