Billionaire at the Barricades: The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump by Laura Ingraham
Billionaire at the Barricades is a book by Laura Ingraham, a bestselling author and political commentator, who gives an insider's account of the populist movement that swept Donald Trump into the White House. Ingraham traces the origins of this movement from the conservative campaigns of Barry Goldwater, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan, to the insurgent candidacies of Pat Buchanan and Ross Perot, to the Tea Party rallies during the Obama presidency. She argues that Trump's agenda of economic nationalism, border security, and America First foreign policy is the fulfillment of the populist yearnings of millions of Americans who felt betrayed by the political establishment and the media elite.
Ingraham also exposes the opposition that Trump faces from the protestor class, the bipartisan swamp, and the globalist forces that seek to undermine his presidency and his movement. She offers her own prescriptions for bringing real change to Washington and restoring the American dream for all citizens. Ingraham's book is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the populist revolution from Reagan to Trump and its implications for the future of America.
Ingraham also shares her personal experiences and insights from covering the Trump campaign and working as a conservative media figure for over two decades. She reveals previously unreported details behind Trump's victory, such as how he defied the conventional wisdom of the pundits, the pollsters, and the party elites. She also analyzes the key moments and turning points of the 2016 election, such as the debates, the conventions, the scandals, and the media coverage. She explains how Trump tapped into the frustrations and aspirations of ordinary Americans who felt left behind by globalization, immigration, and cultural change.
Finally, Ingraham looks ahead to the challenges and opportunities that Trump and his movement face in the coming years. She warns of the pitfalls that could derail his agenda, such as internal divisions, external threats, and relentless attacks from his enemies. She also offers her own recommendations for how Trump can overcome these obstacles and deliver on his promises to the American people. She outlines the key issues and policies that he should focus on, such as trade, health care, taxes, immigration, national security, and judicial appointments. She also urges him to stay true to his populist vision and to keep fighting for the forgotten men and women who put him in office.
Billionaire at the Barricades is not only a history of the populist movement, but also a personal memoir of Ingraham's own journey as a conservative media personality and a friend of Trump. She shares her stories of interviewing Trump on her radio show, attending his rallies, and visiting him at the White House. She also reveals how she faced criticism and backlash from some of her colleagues and peers for supporting Trump and his agenda. She explains why she remained loyal to Trump despite his flaws and controversies, and how she defended him from the relentless attacks of the mainstream media and the Never Trumpers.
Ingraham also celebrates the achievements and successes of Trump and his movement in the first years of his presidency. She praises him for appointing conservative judges, cutting taxes and regulations, renegotiating trade deals, confronting China and Iran, rebuilding the military, securing the border, and promoting religious liberty and life. She also credits him for exposing the corruption and bias of the deep state, the media, and the tech giants. She argues that Trump has restored confidence and optimism in America's greatness and sovereignty. ec8f644aee