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Cliff Sims recounts his service on Trump’s ‘Team of Vipers’ in new book

Any book containing the words “viper,” “Trump” and “White House” in the title is bound to be a must-read. And that’s exactly what Yellowhammer News founder Cliff Sims has done with his book set to release on January 29.

Yellowhammer reported last week that news of Sims’ book had leaked out.

This morning more details were reported by the New York Times and Axios, including the book’s title, Team of Vipers: My 500 Extraordinary Days in the Trump White House.

The book is a product of hundreds of pages of notes and countless interactions with President Donald Trump.

According to the New York Times, the author’s note provides some insight into the direction and purpose of Sims’ memoir.

Excerpt as follows:

I suspect that posterity will look back on this bizarre time in history like we were living on the pages of a Dickens novel…Lincoln famously had his Team of Rivals. Trump had his Team of Vipers. We served. We fought. We brought our egos. We brought our personal agendas and vendettas. We were ruthless. And some of us, I assume, were good people…I was there. This is what I saw. And, unlike the many leakers in the White House, I have put my name on it.

Sims founded Yellowhammer News in 2012 and built the outlet from the ground up until he joined Trump’s campaign communications team in the months leading up to his defeat of Hillary Clinton. It was during this time that Sims became a trusted ally of the soon-to-be president being among those with daily access to him while working out of the Trump Tower headquarters.

Sims made the natural transition to the West Wing where his office was only a few steps from the Oval Office until his departure in May.

A special event in conjunction with the book’s release is planned for the evening of February 9 in Birmingham. Yellowhammer News will have the additional details in the weeks to come.

Team of Vipers is already available for pre-order on Amazon.