Just the Tweets – 2020 Election Edition Self-published, 2021
DEAR FRIENDS OF 8 BOOKS A YEAR,
Among the two most seductive satisfactions is, first, the supposed certainty of knowing something for sure – and, second, the idea that everyone else should share this insight. Instead of confronting the complexities of our contemporary world, many desperately cling to a particular worldview, and thus the illusion of security they have lost. Fascinated, such people then often look to others who seem to have no doubts and who claim to know what is right and good and what is wrong and evil. Trisha Hope looks at Donald Trump in this way. Perhaps her last name represents what she seeks in life? An ardent admirer of her president, she documented his most direct channel to his voters from the beginning: his Twitter tweets. Free of any editorializing or selection, these tell us a lot about what kind of character Donald Trump is, even in retrospect. Trisha Hope has published the collected tweets of his presidency in a total of five books. The first four are bound in blue cloth, only the latest, the fifth, has a red cover. It is the "Election Edition" and it gathers all Trump tweets between November 03, 2020 (Election Day) and January 08, 2021, the day Twitter banned heavy-user Trump presumably forever. As such, this book also documents the very phase that some have described in retrospect as an attempted coup d'état. It is a rare document that should also remind us not to fall for the aforementioned temptations – no matter from whom or from which side they come.
All my best,
Christian Kaspar Schwarm