First son Eric Trump is proclaiming victory for his dad, claiming he is "well on his way" to making America great again, and he ripped the slew of campaign books set for debut, claiming they are written by reporters who were wrong in 2016 "and continue to get it wrong."
In a foreword for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's engaging book Understanding Trump, Eric Trump writes:
"Understanding Trump is an inside look into possibly the greatest campaign of all time. My father gained the most primary votes of any GOP candidate in the history of the nation. He shattered registration records across the country. He turned traditional debates into ‘must-see TV.' At a time when most would hold fast to a lifestyle that had become the epitome of the American Dream, my father chose to bring that dream back to those it had eluded for so long.
"Many books will be written by the very people who got it wrong, and quite frankly, who continue to get it wrong, but this book will stand apart because Newt was one of the few who got it right -- he is a friend and he was there from the beginning."
Secrets will publish more from the book, provided in advance of its June 13 release.
Trump clearly has no patience for the media, and neither does Gingrich.
In his opener, Trump credited Gingrich for being able to size up and easily explain his father's positions.
"He understood how disconnected career politicians and the mainstream media had become for so many Americans seeking the American Dream -- an ideal that seemed unattainable to many for the first time in history," Eric Trump wrote.
He ends with a declaration that President Trump, who on Thursday fulfilled his campaign pledge to pull out of the Paris climate control pact, is already putting a "MAGA" stamp on the government. He wrote:"As to my father, there is no greater man. He is compassionate and caring. He is brilliant and strong. More than anything, he deeply loves our great country. He ran on one promise, to Make America Great Again, and he is already well on his way!"
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org