Scales of Justice

The Trump Trials

Fiction - Humor/Comedy
170 Pages
Reviewed on 02/27/2022
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Author Biography

Two-time award-winning humor author Barry Robbins is a former accountant, but he hopes you'd never guess.

He combined his interest in politics with his disdain for a certain current politician whose name rhymes with Dump, and an unfettered imagination, to produce the satirical world of Oh Daddy Chronicles, now consisting of three books.

He spent his time in exile in the accounting world at a large, international accounting firm. It lasted 26 years. Then he quit. He moved to balmy Finland with his two beautiful daughters and Finnish wife. Not knowing the language, he followed in the footsteps of most expats and became adept at taking out the trash. But he also developed another pair of eyes - seeing the world and the U.S. differently. He now resides principally in Florida.

With two first-place awards for Humor under his belt, Robbins wonders if he has put a dent in the accountant stereotype.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Frank Stephen for Readers' Favorite

Scales of Justice: The Trump Trials tells a comical fictional narrative based on true political events involving the former President of the United States, Donald John Trump, his family, and the Republican Party. The satire makes fun of Trump, putting him on trial for most of the ridiculous, unpresidential, and blatantly treacherous things he did as Commander-in-Chief. The story doesn't have the traditional plot structure of regular narratives. Instead, it comes with 27 skit-like episodes, each narrating a hilarious court hearing or a bizarre escapade of Donald Trump. This includes conversations with family members and employees and examination and cross-examination in court.

Barry Robbins presents readers with a hilarious and delightful narrative about the stupidity of the Trump administration era. With an extravagant load of biting satire, this book mockingly depicts the possibility of justice for the outlandish acts of the former Commander-in-Chief during his four years in office. Barry's impeccable genius pours out in every episode, making a deep dish of ridiculously awesome tales that would leave you rolling on the floor with laughter. He features most of the principal players from Trump’s Cabinet, family, political party, and inner circle, adding his comical spin on the reality of their personality and involvement. Barry Robbins has handed us a fictional guide that expounds on how extremely foolish and chaotic the Trump administration must have been. And he gives us an imaginary, satirical picture of justice being done to him at the end. Even though Scales of Justice: The Trump Trials is a work of fiction, I believe Barry brought Trump and his cohorts to book, doing justice by narrating just how ludicrous their actions were.

Viga Boland

Scales of Justice: The Trump Trials by Barry Robbins should perhaps carry a warning for die-hard Trump fans e.g. “Reading this book could trigger unexpected reactions.” Alternately, those who don’t view Trump through rose-tinted glasses are in for a funny, punny, satirical review of a host of events leading up to the currently ongoing court battles facing Trump, his family, and his lawyers. In this third humorous book, Robbins has Trump on trial and there is no limit to the absurdity that will make open-minded readers laugh out loud. Just about no one in Trump’s organization and personal life is safe. In her Slovenian accent, Melania lets Trump know she wants a divorce. When Ivanka is to be imprisoned, her one request is that she be allowed a nail file. When Donald Jr. slams his head on a floor, the doctors do an MRI of his brain but, unfortunately, find nothing! As for the latest revelations about Trump’s uncontrollable need to tear up documents and records at will, the eminent Dr. Schulz informs the court that this disease can be traced back to Trump’s childhood: “He received his third-grade report card and didn’t dare bring it home to his parents, so he tore it up.”

This collection of 27 courtroom scenes will have the non-Trump fans in stitches. One of my favorites was that in which the Ukrainians were holding Trump in captivity and threatened to send him to Russia unless the Russians withdraw their forces from the border. Just too funny! As for having Trump facing the highest court of the world in The Hague for his crimes against humanity, well, you just have to read Scales of Justice: The Trump Trials to see how his own words prove his guilt. Robbins zeroes in on so many of the funny and not so funny things we’ve all heard about Trump: his eating habits; his obsession with his hair; his incorrect language use; his lack of knowledge of who, what, where, when and why things happened; his relentless claim of the rigged 2020 election and his standard response to all media reports as fake news. Yes, you’ll find it all in this cleverly-written book. And if you’re like me, you’ll enjoy this satire immensely.

Pikasho Deka

Scales of Justice is one of the three books in the Oh Daddy Chronicles by Barry Robbins. In this hilarious political satire, the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, finds himself on trial in multiple courts due to his crimes against humanity. Some of the most notable figures in American politics, such as Merrick Garland, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and many more, make an appearance in the narrative alongside the Trump entourage of Eric Trump, Barron Trump, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Melania Trump, and the rest of his lackeys. While Trump tries to defend himself for attempting to interfere with the paper counting and reporting in the state of Georgia, he must also handle lawsuits from New York, Washington, D.C., to Ukraine and Saudi Arabia.

This is the second book I've read in the series, and Scales of Justice continues with the sardonic humor and satire so masterfully done by author Barry Robbins. There are laugh-out-loud moments galore, and you can hardly go multiple pages without taking a pause every once in a while. The characters are as colorful as ever, and their over-the-top personalities make them pop out of the pages. Each character exhibits an accentuation of their real-life selves, and Robbins perfectly captures their essence to make them feel authentic as well as rip-roaringly hysterical. For me, Oh Daddy Chronicles is up there with the very best of political satire, such as hit TV shows like Veep or anything done by Scottish satirist Armando Iannucci. Highly recommended.