SOURCE: RosettaBooks


December 14, 2015 05:00 ET

Quotations from Chairman Trump Skewers Trump With His Own Words

The Creme de La Creme of Donald Trump's Quotes From the Stump

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 14, 2015) - Need an antidote to Trumpmania? Quotations from Chairman Trump, edited by journalist Carol Pogash, skewers Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump with his own words. From "dopes" & "clowns" to intelligence (his own) and stupidity (others), Trump's words are preserved here -- unfiltered, unabridged, unauthorized and unbelievable.

Now available in eBook, Quotations from Chairman Trump, published by RosettaBooks, adds to the heated national debate something that has been missing: satire.

The hardcover is available for pre-order, publishing Jan. 26, wherever books are sold.

This little red book is modeled after one of the bestselling books of all time, Quotations from Chairman Mao, but its inspiration emanates from the masters, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, who Pogash said, showed her the way.

"Every day Donald Trump finds someone else to ridicule. By framing his quotes, Mr. Trump becomes the target of his own ridicule," Pogash said, adding, "The book pricks the helium out of the man with the yellow hair."

Trump, The Christian: "The Bible means a lot to me but I don't want to get into specific verses."

Trump, The Philosopher King: "When somebody challenges you, fight back -- be brutal."

Trump, Mr. Popularity: "How often do you see polls are wrong?" And two days later when his numbers slip, Trump declares, "I honestly think those polls are wrong."

The book also includes seven original illustrations: Trump as Lady Liberty, Trump on Mount Rushmore, Trump in the White House and Trump reading his own Quotations from Chairman Trump -- all playing into the parody of a Trump presidency.

In her preface to the book, Pogash writes, "John F. Kennedy told the nation, 'Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.' FDR assured a worried nation, 'The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.' Now we can add Donald Trump's line, 'How stupid are the people of Iowa?'"

During the October 28, 2015 Republican debate, journalist John Harwood asked Trump if he was running a comic book version of a presidential campaign.

Pogash says, "Readers can judge for themselves."

About the Author: Carol Pogash's stories have been published in The New York Times on the front page and in National, Arts & Leisure, Business, Science, Style, Sports and the Op Ed sections. She's covered AIDS, homelessness, a Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier, and the country's first cat cafe. Pogash is an all-terrain writer. She's been a newspaper reporter and columnist, magazine writer and editor, TV reporter, Internet editor and writer, radio essayist and author. She wrote As Real As It Gets: The Life of a Hospital at the Center of the AIDS Epidemic, with a foreword by Randy Shilts, and Seduced by Madness: The True Story of the Susan Polk Murder Case. Pogash tweets (@cpogash) but has yet to figure out how to earn a living doing it.

About RosettaBooks: RosettaBooks is the leading independent digital publisher. Its prominent author collections include 52 works of Winston Churchill, 35 titles by renowned science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke, 20 works by Kurt Vonnegut, 12 titles from international bestselling business author Stephen R. Covey and 18 works by Robert Graves, celebrated 20th century English poet, critic, and author of I, Claudius and Claudius, the God. RosettaBooks also publishes eBook lines in collaboration with AARP, Harvard Health Publications and Mayo Clinic. Publisher of ten Kindle Singles, including Ray Bradbury's The Playground, RosettaBooks has launched nine of them to bestseller status. RosettaBooks is an Inc. 500 company, on the exclusive list of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. For more information, please visit and follow the e-publisher on Facebook and Twitter.

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