“I don’t put on any airs,”
Donald J Trump once told a journalist, from behind his “100% mahogany” desk. Half the size of a squash court, and brightened up with a stuffed bald eagle, his desk sits amid shelves full of golf trophies and dozens of “important awards” with framed magazine covers all over the walls (no prizes for guessing who’s on them).
Ever since he burst onto the scene, after all, in a blaze of blondes, boasts and stunningly bad hair, the real estate mogul has also given us the Trump World Tower and the Trump Castle. Plus Trump Palace, and a few Trump Hotels. Then there’s the Trump Regency and the various Trump Taj Mahals, together with Trump Park Avenue and several Trump Plazas. Americans can also dress like Donald, courtesy of the Donald J Trump Signature Collection, or smell like him, thanks to Donald Trump: The Fragrance.
And for just a few more dollars, they can think like him too. On the shelves at the Trump Store, there sit no less than 17 “personally written” books by Donald Trump on the subject of Trump. And then there is Donald’s latest volume, Crippled America, boasting a 16-page “About the Author” section, which is all about what he plans to do once he lives in the White House... Whether "President Trump" ever becomes a reality is not really the question, but just how he got so far is. Perhaps the answer is in this modest tome, The World According to Trump which contains the decidedly immodest words of Donald Trump wisdom and will reveal all you ever wanted to know about the man, and probably a great deal more.
About the Author
Oslo Davis is a widely published illustrator and cartoonist. Oslo draws regularly for The Age and his work has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian and Meanjin, among many others. Oslo has also drawn for the Golden Plains music festival, The National Gallery of Victoria, Readings, Triple R FM and the Wheeler Centre. Oslo's latest books are This Annoying Domestic Life: A Mindless Colouring Book for the Whole Goddamn Family (Black Inc.) and The World According to Trump (Hardie Grant). Oslo was previously awarded a Creative Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria, and is a former Walkley Award finalist.