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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Fool Me Once Trump, shame on me; Fool me twice, shame on you" by Rathin Neogy.]
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In Fool Me Once Trump, Shame on Me; Fool Me Twice, Shame On You, Rathin Neogy presents a compelling case for why the current president should not be re-elected. Neogy examines Trump's abuse of power, reshaping of the Republican party, and law and order rhetoric against the backdrop of the coronavirus crisis, racial injustice protests, and a country that remains divided.

As might be surmised from the title, the book targets Biden-Harris supporters and undecided voters. Neogy's warnings about the dangers of re-electing Trump are supported by documentation of his frequent abuse of power. He chronicles Trump's response to COVID-19 and his constant undermining of the WHO and the CDC. Neogy contrasts Trump's leadership with men like Obama, McCain, Romney, and Biden. The book contains an instance of borderline profanity. I will also note that the Amazon listing includes an incorrect page length of 121 pages compared to the actual 185 pages.

I especially like Neogy's presentation of facts from reputable cited sources about Trump's actions. Neogy provides pages of examples that are difficult to dispute, including Trump's intentional spreading of misinformation, campaign rhetoric, and negligence in handling both the pandemic and widespread racial unrest. He explains The Lincoln Project and also addresses why many lifelong Republicans can no longer support the platform during the upcoming election, including Mitt Romney and Cindy McCain. On a personal note, I can relate. Trump may tout his support from Texans, evangelical Christians, and suburban women, but although I fall into these three groups categorically, he will not have my vote.

I appreciate Neogy's concern and passion for the election and the future of the United States, but I dislike that his zealous writing style sometimes comes across as ranting. Although I agree with most of his conclusions, I wonder if his tone may inadvertently turn away the undecided voters he is hoping to influence. Likewise, since Trump often resorts to name-calling, Neogy stoops to his level when he refers to him as a "low-life."

Additionally, the book needs another round of editing; it contains multiple grammatical errors, and the table of contents is rife with inconsistent capitalization. Among the many subtitles, some are written in title case, while others include randomly capitalized words.

For all of the above reasons, I rate the book 3 out of 4 stars. Despite the need for further editing and Neogy's tendency to rant, the carefully researched book portrays an accurate depiction of Trump's performance as a president. I would not recommend it to Trump supporters. However, given the upcoming election timeline, the book may appeal to readers who are not usually interested in books about politics.

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This book came at the right time, and I'm certain it will go a long way in convincing individuals to choose the right part in the forthcoming elections.

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The title captivated me but reading the review shows it's a political work. I don't find an interest in politics. I'll pass this one.

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Faithy_Star wrote:
04 Oct 2020, 01:25
This book came at the right time, and I'm certain it will go a long way in convincing individuals to choose the right part in the forthcoming elections.
I agree, Faith--the author couldn't have timed it better! Thanks for your comment.

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Cynthia Olyy wrote:
04 Oct 2020, 05:12
The title captivated me but reading the review shows it's a political work. I don't find an interest in politics. I'll pass this one.
Yes, true to its title, it is definitely political. Thanks for commenting. :tiphat:

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I generally avoid people who do things the same way their opponents do them. I have a different opinion about Trump, but I can't possibly know better than the citizens, can I? Thanks for your analysis, Cecilia_L.
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Olabode Joshua wrote:
04 Oct 2020, 09:07
I generally avoid people who do things the same way their opponents do them. I have a different opinion about Trump, but I can't possibly know better than the citizens, can I? Thanks for your analysis, Cecilia_L.
Thank you for your comment.

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The title of this book cracks me up 😂. I hope a lot of people get to read this. It's really insight, and I pray Americans will make the right choice.

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Unfortunately I would have to disagree with the author of this book. So many point out COVID and racial unrest but did he cause those issues? I also know that Trump offered assistance to Portland Oregon and the mayor refused and was even a part of the riots. I support Trump and believe if people would quit trying to keep him dealing with impeachment crap and other media fueled issues about menial things like sex with a playboy model (his wife isn't upset so why 13 years later does it matter) then maybe he could accomplish more. Obama didn't help us- if you don't have Obama care and can't afford health insurance then you get fined on your taxes...brilliant. And the costs to support his vacations and overpriced muffins wasn't very inspirational. Sorry for going off on a rant but Biden looks like he is half-dead and likes sniffing young girls hair. He also chose his running mate that called him a racist. Already lost my consideration with that.
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Eutoc wrote:
08 Oct 2020, 02:28
The title of this book cracks me up 😂. I hope a lot of people get to read this. It's really insight, and I pray Americans will make the right choice.
The title drew me ro the book Thank you for your comment.

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Wow. I wish I could get some of my relatives to read this! Thank you for a comprehensive review.

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Bookworm101520 wrote:
10 Oct 2020, 15:24
Wow. I wish I could get some of my relatives to read this! Thank you for a comprehensive review.
You're welcome. I appreciate your comment.

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