By holding onto his businesses, Donald Trump launched an unprecedented experiment: What happens to a multi-billion-dollar business when its leader ascends to the presidency of the United States? And more importantly, what happens to the United States? White House, Inc. is the definitive book on money and politics in the Trump era. It examines every aspect of the president's portfolio: his exclusive clubs, D.C. hotel, overseas partnerships, commercial properties, personal mansions and private planes.
It also investigates Trump associates. The president's disregard for norms set the tone at the top of the federal government, sparking a trickle-down ethics crisis with no precedent in modern American history. Trump appointed an inner circle of centimillionaires and billionaires--including Jared Kushner, Wilbur Ross and Carl Icahn--who all arrived in Washington with their own conflict-ridden portfolios. With the president as their guide, they busted through barriers meant to separate their financial holdings from their government roles.
Alexander tracks hundreds of millions flowing freely between big businesses and President Trump. He explains, in plain language, how Donald Trump bought and sold the presidency. In the tradition of game-changing political exposs like Dark Money, White House, Inc. represents the most complete financial account of the Trump presidency.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dan Alexander is a senior editor at Forbes, where he leads the magazine's coverage of Donald Trump. Twice a year, Alexander is responsible for putting together Forbes' estimate of Donald Trump's net worth. Alexander won the 2018 ASME NEXT award, given to magazine journalists under 30 who "demonstrated extraordinary promise." The New York City Society of Professional Journalists honored him with back-to-back awards for best business feature of the year in 2017 and 2018. Born and raised in Ohio, he now lives in New Jersey.