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Team of Vipers: My 500 Extraordinary Days in the Trump White House

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Cliff Sims

Narrated By: Daniel Thomas May, Cliff Sims

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Date: January 2019

Duration: 14 hours 21 minutes



Note: Per author's request, profanity has been removed from both the book and the audio program.
'Sims's vivid portrait of Trump shrewdly balances admiration with misgivings, and his intricate, engrossing accounts of White House vendettas and power plays have a good mix of immersion and perspective. The result is one of the best of the recent flood of Trump tell-alls.' -Publishers Weekly
The first honest insider's account of the Trump administration. If you hate Trump you need the truth; if you love Trump you need the truth.

After standing at Donald Trump's side on Election Night, Cliff Sims joined him in the West Wing as Special Assistant to the President and Director of White House Message Strategy.
He soon found himself pulled into the President's inner circle as a confidante, an errand boy, an advisor, a punching bag, and a friend. Sometimes all in the same conversation.
As a result, Sims gained unprecedented access to the President, sitting in on private meetings with key Congressional officials, world leaders, and top White House advisors. He saw how Trump handled the challenges of the office, and he learned from Trump himself how he saw the world.
For five hundred days, Sims also witnessed first-hand the infighting and leaking, the anger, joy, and recriminations. He had a role in some of the President's biggest successes, and he shared the blame for some of his administration's worst disasters. He gained key, often surprising insights into the players of the Trump West Wing, from Jared Kushner and John Kelly to Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway.
He even helped Trump craft his enemies list, knowing who was loyal and who was not.
And he took notes. Hundreds of pages of notes. In real-time.
Sims stood with the President in the eye of the storm raging around him, and now he tells the story that no one else has written-because no one else could. The story of what it was really like in the West Wing as a member of the President's team. The story of power and palace intrigue, backstabbing and bold victories, as well as painful moral compromises, occasionally with yourself.
Team of Vipers tells the full story, as only a true insider could.


  • Anonymous

    This was the worst book I have ever read. This was just a long rambling resume suck up fest written by a very weak uninteresting individual.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Tonya D.

    Horrible writing, reads like a shoddy propaganda piece.

  • Cynthia B.

    It was a love hate relationship. The stories made me shocked but given the administration there where no lack of surprise. Enjoyed learning just how corrupt shallow and plain sad

  • Anonymous

    A book about Trump written by a loyalist who remains a loyalist. No distance taken from the subject. No effort to explain to us why Trump's White house is "not normal" despite saying so. It looks like a young wholesome catholic squire from Alabama came to the Capitol to work for the King, and...that's it. No morale. No surprising facts. No nothing. He makes plenty of friends, he likes his job, the president is okay, he crosses paths with a few colorful characters and then he leaves. His morals clash with trump's decisions, but let's not dwell too much on that. He choses to serve a man instead of a country, but let's not dwell on that either. Those could have been interesting subjects. Instead let's make sure he doesn't criticize people too much in case he needs a job in the near future, and let's make sure he looks good (in case he really needs a job in the future).

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