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The world needs a strong America, and America needs an economic revival after the coronavirus season of shutdowns. Can the playbook that resulted in the greatest job market in history put Americans back to work?

From the first moments of his presidency, Donald J. Trump put US economic revival at the top of his agenda. Cutting red tape and slashing business tax rates made companies eager to locate in America again. A surge in corporate investment led to record numbers of US job openings.

But there was also another force at work at the start of the Trump era, and it’s impossible to provide a fair accounting of Trump’s governance without noting the unique obstacles he’s faced. The president’s critics styled themselves “The Resistance”, as if they were confronting a tyrant at the head of an invading army rather than their duly elected president. Much of the media establishment regularly - and wrongly - accused him of betraying the country. Most disturbing was the resistance movement inside government, formed even before the 2016 election, which unleashed unprecedented surveillance against Donald Trump.

The political and media warfare has never ended. Just as an impeachment case collapsed in the Senate earlier this year, the world was beginning to realize how large a threat the Chinese communist government had become - and what it had been hiding in Wuhan. The destruction caused by the coronavirus is the latest and greatest test for the Trump prosperity agenda.

Once again the health and wealth of the world depend on US leadership for economic revival. This is the story of the man US voters chose to lead in 2016 and will soon consider to lead again. 

©2020 Bartiromo Productions, LLC and James Freeman. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Thanks Maria

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This is a outstanding book by someone who cares deeply about our country. She succinctly presents the success of the recent Trump economic program and contrasts that with the proposed progressive agenda. I recommend this book to anyone not sure of the right path for the country. Also if one wants to understand the issues of the day, presented factually without political bias, watch or record “Maria in The Morning” you won’t be disappointed. Jim

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mandatory reading all elected officials

this is an eye-opening review of what we've all witnessed with Trump Administration as unorthodox as it seems to those who have been in office for years and years and years that is exactly what was needed
anyone who believes that Trump is anything other than a patriot has got to be wrong at least in this account of his administration

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Couldn’t put it down

I rarely, if ever, wish a book were longer than originally published. The Cost is the exception… Simply outstanding!

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Every citizen MUST READ THIS BOOK TO BE PREPARED FOR WHAT CORRUPT GOV AND MEDIA CAN DO TO CITIZENS

Every citizen needs to read this fantastically organized compilation of facts and the chronology of events that transpired during the dems trying to impeach and oust our President. The level of corruption the FBI And the Democratic Party did is ASTOUNDING. I used to be proud to tell my friends that my brother worked for the FBI .. now that formerly prestigious place is forever sullied. If they can do these things to a President and a General can you imagine the lies and things they can do to ordinary citizens. Money and power and corruption, this is why we must have term limits and special jail time for corruption, then it’s even more astounding that the mainstream media backed up all the corruption! I will never watch abc Cbs Nbc news again. THEY ALL LIE and believe their own lies. Maria Bartiromo has written with James Freeman a book that should be studied and listened to here on audible by everyone especially students in school so they can hear the TRUTH ABOUT OUR CORRUPT FBI AND DEM POLITICIANS, and especially the media we used to trust. I used to work for CBS AND I BELIEve THE FOUNDER, Bill Paley must be turning over in his grave today . There is no such thing now as fair and honest reporting in mainstream media, listening to MARIA NARRATE THIS BOOK WILL KEEP YOU AMAZED ANd ASTOUNDED AND YOU WONT BE ABLE TO STOP LISTENING. Thank you Maria and James.

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The Cost is very informative

A great performance of an important story. Very well researched. Offers great insight to all American Patriots.

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Big Fan

I’m a fan of Maria and her shows. One of the few left at Fox that I follow. Good book!

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Great book

Great listen. I Liked Maria reading her own book. Excellent. Concise and to the point.

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Could barely get through.

If you love Trump and don't care about facts, this book is for you. I really expected more of an evidence based book. Really disappointing.

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Awesome Book

Loved it ! Great facts, very informative and concise. People need to know the truth about all this. Knowledge is power!

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written by children

Reads like it was written by children trying to sound intelligent but sound like children.

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