Donald J. Trump’s Imperial Presidency EXPOSED through Rhyme


Valerie Luhman Anderson, a native of Denver, Colorado, grew up in Northeast Iowa near the scenic Mississippi River Valley. She graduated from Drake University with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts, majoring in English while taking elective music courses. She taught English in an Iowa high school, and after moving to Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband, was a staff assistant at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Programmed Instruction Library for two years.  In pursuing an interest in design, she earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  She spent a rewarding career as a contractor with the Department of Energy (DOE) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, serving as a project manager for development of technical materials for DOE and other government agencies.

Arnie Bermudez is a Latino artist and cartoonist from southern Arizona. He has been drawing and poking fun at life ever since he could hold a pencil. He is available for freelance illustration work and caricatures in political cartoon style artwork. Born and raised by a field worker and cleaning lady in Yuma, Arizona, Arnie graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He lives in Tucson and has worked for the Tucson Citizen as their cartoonist. His work has appeared in the Tucson Citizen, the Tucson Weekly,, and

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Donald J. Trump’s Imperial Presidency EXPOSED through Rhyme was written to give readers a hysterical and historical account of Trump’s time in office.

After recovering from her initial shock over Trump’s election in 2016, author Valerie Anderson began setting her opinions to verse as she read and watched news report after news report on Trump’s unorthodox style of leadership.  Beginning with his first year as president, she recorded his narcissism, callousness, pathological lying, and insatiable drive to become an autocrat at each stage. Many of her poems were published in the online newspapers of the New York Times and Washington Post, and the positive feedback she received from fellow readers encouraged her to publish them all in one complete volume.

Donald J. Trump’s Imperial Presidency EXPOSED through Rhyme is the result of her efforts. With topics ranging from the Mueller report, the House impeachment inquiry, the immigration mess, and the building of the wall, Anderson’s poetic commentary encompasses every failure Americans have read about over the past three-and-a-half years. Anderson organized her chapters around key topics, including All the President’s Lies, the Cult of Trumpty, Attack-Dog Trump, and Virus Crisis.  Illustrations by political cartoonist Arnie Bermudez, a Tucson talent, are placed throughout the book, bringing the topics and rhymes home in hysterical fashion.

By reflecting on and replaying news events through rhyme and illustrations, Anderson offers her readers a satirical, yet profound, reflection on a presidency gone amuck.


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