LAS VEGAS, Nevada—Wayne Allyn Root, a former Libertarian Party presidential candidate and a current popular American radio personality and TV host, is writing a new book called “Trump Rules: The Ultimate Guide to Being a Winner.”
The book is expected to be published this coming October.
The book will be “about all the psychological ways that [have made] Donald Trump become probably one of the three most important men ever walking on the earth,” Root said.
He believes that Trump may have been talked about more than anyone else besides Jesus and Muhammad.
Root was a 2008 presidential candidate. However, when asked if he would put himself on the 2020 presidential ballot, Root answered: “In 2020, I will support Donald Trump. I think he is going to win by a wide margin.”
Root told The Epoch Times that the reason he decided to write a book about Trump was that Trump has been his hero ever since he was 18 years old, and he remembers reading about Trump in The New York Post day and night when he was at Columbia University.
He also wrote an article about how Trump would make a great president, right before Trump announced his candidacy for president. Trump saw the article and sent Root an email of appreciation. This started a relationship between Root and Trump.
Root later was the opening speaker for Trump’s kick-off rally in Las Vegas during the 2016 presidential campaign.
“I really was the first guy who figured out that Trump was going to be the president of the United States,” Root claims.
He feels he knows so much about Trump that “when [Trump’s] mouth opens, my ideas come out, and when my mouth opens, his ideas come out.”
Root said that he drafted the original tax cut plan for Trump during Trump’s presidential campaign.
In an exclusive interview with The Epoch Times, Root revealed a few Trump rules that are written in his new book.
Rule No. 1: Always Winning
“The only thing that matters is winning,” Root said.
Trump always wants to win, and to him, coming in second place means coming in last, Root said.
Root believes it is the goal of winning that made Trump successful in both business and politics. Even though Trump did not always win, he has always aimed forward, looked forward, and looked at his goal, and the goal is always winning.
“He is the president of the United States. You don’t get more No. 1 than that,” Root said. “You got to believe yourself and just ignore all the losses.”
Rule No. 2: Losing and Failing
The second Trump rule is about how to deal with losing and failing.
“You have to fail all your way to the top,” Root said.
Besides working as a popular radio and TV host and being active in politics, Root has written 12 books. The first book he published was “The Joy of Failure.” Root believes failure is very important, because every time failure happens, something can be learned.
According to Root’s analysis, successful businesses fail all the time, but they keep moving forward toward their goals.
“It is just a part of life,” Root said.
He said people often try to knock down Trump’s presidency by talking about Trump’s business failures, saying things like, “Trump estates failed, Trump helicopter failed, Trump airline failed, and Trump casino failed.”
Root said that what these people never understood was that it is impossible to run businesses that never fail.
“What matters is you learn from your failure, and you build a bigger and better business,” Root stated.
Trump has failed many times in business as well as in the political field, but he ended up becoming a billionaire and the president.
“What if, out of 10 times, he fails 9, but No. 10 changes America forever in a positive way? Then I think he did pretty good,” Root concluded.
Root has lived his own life following this principle.
Rules No. 3 and 4: Criticism and Ego
The third Trump rule is to use others’ criticism to drive yourself to be more successful.
The fourth rule is ego and believing in yourself.
“If you don’t believe in yourself, who else will do so?” Root asked.
He said that Trump used his ego to become the No. 1 guy on TV, the No. 1 guy in real estate, the No. 1 guy in branding, and now the president of the United States, the leader of the free world.
Root agreed that sometimes you can have too much ego, but he said, “Without ego, you cannot make success.”
Rule No. 5: Always Take Action
Root said that Trump is always on the battlefield and always in the game, regardless of whether he fails or succeeds.
Although Trump’s effort to build a border wall has not succeeded so far, Root said, “I will bet you all the money I have in the world that Trump will eventually build the wall, because his action will lead to his success.”
Rule No. 6: Always Pitching, Never B****ing
“No complaining, stop protesting, get your butt off the couch, off the bed, and get to work,” said Root.
Root’s father was a butcher and one of the founders of the New York State Conservative Party. Root remembers that many Republican leaders, including Ronald Reagan, came to his father’s butcher store looking for endorsements from his father.
Root was a longtime Republican, but he decided to leave the Republican Party in 2007 and join the Libertarian Party, because he thought President George W. Bush was too liberal on government spending. Root joined the Republican Party again in 2012.
Besides supporting Trump in 2020, Root’s plan for his own future is to become another Rush Limbaugh.
“I don’t want to be the president of the United States, but I want to become the most influential conservative in the United States,” Root stated.
He recommended his new book, “Trump Rules,” to all 2020 presidential candidates.
“They might learn a thing or two! LOL, but Trump and I aren’t telling you everything. We leave out a few tricks,” Root said with a wink.