Trump’s secretary of state Rex Tillerson has said Ayn Rand’s novel ‘Atlas Shrugged’ is his favorite book.
Mike Pompeo – head of the CIA – cited Rand as a major inspiration.
Before he withdrew his nomination Trump’s pick to head the Labor Department – Andrew Puzder – revealed that he devotes much free time to reading Rand.
Such is the case with many other Trump advisers and allies: The Republican leader of the House of Representatives – Paul Ryan – famously made his staff members read Ayn Rand.
Trump himself has said that he’s a “fan” of Rand and ‘identifies’ with Howard Roark – the protagonist of Rand’s novel ‘The Fountainhead.