President Donald Trump has taken a page from Oprah Winfrey and has started recommending books.
Trump tweeted out a suggestion for people to read a book by Nick Adams called Green Card Warrior. He called it a “must read.”
“Nick Adams new book, Green Card Warrior, is a must read,” the president tweeted on March 3. “The merit-based system is the way to go. Canada, Australia!” Adams posted about the endorsement on Facebook.
Who is Nick Adams? What is his book about?
A page on the book by Simon & Schuster publisher calls it “My Quest for Legal Immigration in an Illegals’ System.” The book is about the Australian Adams’ difficulties in legally immigrating to the U.S.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Adams’ Book Accuses the Obama Administration of Persecuting Him Because He’s Conservative
According to the publisher’s page, Adams is a “rising conservative star” who “reveals how he was persecuted by the Obama Administration.”
The page starts, “Nick Adams had it all: charisma, energy, a promising TV career, a new organization and an approved Green Card petition. The world was at his feet. Then came the unexpected sabotage and political persecution from one individual. It began a spiral of destruction – finances, family, health and career. He almost lost it all.”
Adams is also a columnist for TownHall.com and serves “as a Centennial Institute Policy Fellow at Colorado Christian University,” his website says.
2. Adams Says It Took Him Years to Legally Immigrate to the United States
Adams writes that he was eventually granted an “extraordinary ability” green card by the U.S., but it wasn’t easy to come to the United States legally.
“It was a 4.5 year battle, and cost almost fifty thousand dollars. It is an incredible tale of sabotage and juxtaposes the enormous difficulty of legal immigration with the red-carpet welcome of illegal immigration,” he writes.
3. Adams, a Cancer Survivor & Former Deputy Mayor From Australia, Says He Is a ‘Texan’ Now
Adams shared a photo about the travel ban on Facebook and wrote, “Wherever I travel, I always let it be known I am a Texan. I wasn’t born there, but I damn sure came as quick as I could!”
Adams is from Australia. His website bio notes that he “is a survivor of childhood cancer, given at the age of sixteen months, just a five percent chance of survival.”
In Australia, “Adams earned both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Sydney. He was publicly elected the youngest Deputy Mayor in Australian history in Sydney, at the age of twenty-one. He is fluent in German,” the website says.
His website says Governor Rick Perry named him an “honorary Texan.”
4. Adams Runs a Foundation on ‘American Greatness’ & Calls Himself a Conservative ‘Culture Warrior’
“The Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness (FLAG) on the No. 1 rated cable news show in America!” he wrote on Facebook.
He describes himself on Facebook by saying, “Nick Adams is an Australian conservative culture warrior fighting to preserve the last best hope for man- the idea that is America.”
Adams’ website describes the foundation this way: “I have set up FLAG – The Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness, a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit. Our website is http://www.flagusa.org. It’s the only organized force in the world fighting anti-Americanism. We aren’t a think tank – we are a battle tank. We use the Left’s tactics against them. We are all about changing the culture and the media narrative. We are active across classrooms and newsrooms, seeking to counter the army of anti-American activists in schools, the media and other mainstream cultural institutions. America’s days as the world’s punching bag are over.”
5. Adams Attended Trump’s Inauguration & Supports His Travel Ban
According to Fox & Friends, “Nick Adams says the travel ban is the best thing to happen to America in a long time.”
The show quoted Adams, who frequently appears on cable TV news shows, as saying, “As a legal immigrant…I believe that if you want to become part of a country, if you love that place, your first action should never be to break the law of that country.”
Adams is a prolific speaker. He says he “has spoken at universities, conventions, corporate meetings, military bases, high schools and churches, in more than 25 states.”