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Gaslighting America : why we love it when Trump lies to us

Carpenter, Amanda B. (author.). Potter, Kirsten. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author). Read by Kirsten Potter. (Cast).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 31 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2018.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Kirsten Potter.
Summary, etc.: "Can you believe what Donald Trump said?" In Gaslighting America, Amanda Carpenter breaks down Trump's formula, showing why it's practically foolproof, playing his victims, the media, the Democrats, and the Republican fence-sitters perfectly. She traces how this tactic started with Nixon, gained traction with Bill Clinton, and exploded under Trump. Where some people see lies, Trump's fierce followers see something different. A commitment to winning at all costs; there is nothing he could say that would erode their support as long as it's in the name of taking down his political enemies. His opponents on the left and right continue to act as if his fake narratives and conspiracy theories will bring him down, when in fact, they are the ruses that raised him up. As a conservative former staffer to a competing presidential campaign, Amanda Carpenter witnessed her fellow Republicans fall in line behind Trump. As a political commentator, she was publicly smeared by one of his supporters on live television without a shred of evidence supporting the allegations. Slowly, she watched her entire party succumb to Trump and become defenders of his tactics, and Gaslighting America may be the only hope to bring them back to reality.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Trump, Donald 1946- Language
Deception Political aspects United States
Communication in politics United States
United States Politics and government 2017-
Social media Political aspects United States
Press and politics United States
Presidents United States Election 2016
Political campaigns Press coverage United States
Journalism Political aspects United States History 21st century

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