Pitney skillfully analyzes Trump on honor, service, military, morals and honesty, among attributes.
Pitney begins the book by teaching his readers the most important features of the American political tradition and then proceeds to meticulously demonstrate, point by point, how Donald Trump’s entire life, including his short-lived political career, has been a repudiation of everything that makes America great. Pitney’s book is important and effective because it dissents from the two dominant political tribes in America. To Trump’s “conservative” Republican supporters, who claim to be patriots that love America and its Founding, Pitney shows with devastating detail how Trump represents the antithesis of everything they claim to believe in. To Trump’s “liberal” Democratic opponents, who claim that America is fundamentally racist, misogynistic, and nativist, Pitney shows that the American creed formulated by the Founders is actually committed to natural rights, human equality, self-rule, and limited government. Trump is not the embodiment of the American political tradition. In truth, he is the most un-American president in history.
5/13/20, The Great Battlefield podcast, hosted by Nathaniel G. Pearlman. Link: http://www.resistancedashboard.com/node/717
5/25/20, Keen on Democracy podcast: "John J. Pitney, Jr.: How Hard Is It to Be a Conservative Right Now?"
6/2/20, Jonah Goldberg's The Remnant Podcast: "I Don’t Have Courage, I Have Tenure."
4/24/20, The Bulwark opinion piece: "Donald Trump, Un-American: Again and again, the president has rejected America's founding principles."
4/28/20 USA Today opinion piece: "Trump's science denial is un-American. Just ask Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. Link: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/04/28/coronavirus-trump-flouts-science-core-american-value-column/3033941001/
5/11, The Bulwark opinion piece: "Trump, Reagan, and “Mourning in America”"
6/1/20 USA Today opinion piece"Conservative: I'd take Obama over Trump in an instant, especially after the day we just had" Link: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/06/01/trump-attacks-governors-pals-around-with-putin-column/5311227002/
5/6/20 In MinnPost, an opinion piece and preface of the book profiles ‘Un-American,’ a scholar powerfully describes ‘the fake patriotism of Donald J. Trump’ Link: https://www.minnpost.com/eric-black-ink/2020/05/in-un-american-a-scholar-powerfully-describes-the-fake-patriotism-of-donald-j-trump/
6/4/20, NBC News “Trump lacks the consent of the governed” Link:
6/11/20, NY Daily News: Pitney opinion piece appears "Trump’s not only echoing Nixon; he’s channeling Joe Colombo: The president desperately wants it to be the early 1970s all over again"
6/22/20, Medium: Author Jack Pitney's opinion piece "Trump and the Mystic Chords" is launched on Medium: Link: https://medium.com/@jpitney/trump-and-the-mystic-chords-97d141aa4673
6/19/20: US News quotes Un-American in article on Bolton book release, “For Trump, it’s Personal.”
7/3/20, The Bulwark: Author Jack Pitney pens a piece referencing the patriotism theme directly from his book in the article "Trump’s Mt. Rushmore Patriotpalooza."
7/24/2020: USA Today published author John J. Pitney Jr.’s latest op-ed mentioning the book, “A Wistful 30th ADA Anniversary with Trump, Who Doesn’t Care About People with Disabilities.”
8/7/20: The Bulwark (58k Twitter followers) published author John J. Pitney’s latest op-ed, “Trump Saying Biden Would ‘Hurt the Bible’ and ‘Hurt God’ is the Height of Hypocrisy.”
8/29/20: Author John J. Pitney, Jr. quoted in syndicated USA Today article); “Competing parties, clashing realities: Campaign's final sprint opens as conventions end.”
9/10/20: Claremont McKenna College News published interview with author featuring book; “Jack Pitney’s latest book targets the president’s public posturing.”
9/23/20: The Bulwark published author’s latest article, “200,000 Dead Isn’t a Statistic. It’s a Tragedy.”
2/13/21, USA Today: John Pitney and book are featured in article by David Jackson, "Trump impeachment trial reopens GOP battle lines."