#1 New York Times bestseller! A respected, long-time Republican strategist, ad-maker, and contributor for The Daily Beast skewers the disease that is destroying the conservative movement and burning down the GOP: Trumpism.
Includes an all-new chapter analyzing Trump’s impact on the 2018 elections.
In the #1 New York Times bestselling Everything Trump Touches Dies, political campaign strategist and commentator Rick Wilson delivers “a searingly honest, bitingly funny, comprehensive answer to the question we find ourselves asking most mornings: ‘What the hell is going on?’ (Chicago Tribune). The Guardian hails Everything Trump Touches Dies, saying it gives, “more unvarnished truths about Donald Trump than anyone else in the American political establishment has offered. Wilson never holds back.” Rick mercilessly exposes the damage Trump has done to the country, to the Republican Party, and to the conservative movement that has abandoned its principles for the worst President in American history.
Wilson unblinkingly dismantles Trump’s deceptions and the illusions to which his supporters cling, shedding light on the guilty parties who empower and enable Trump in Washington and in the media. He calls out the race-war dead-enders who hitched a ride with Trump, the alt-right basement dwellers who worship him, and the social conservatives who looked the other way. Publishers Weekly calls it, “a scathing, profane, unflinching, and laugh-out-loud funny rebuke of Donald Trump and his presidency.”
No left-winger, Wilson is a lifelong conservative who delivers his withering critique of Trump from the right. A leader of the Never Trump movement, he warned from the start that Trump would destroy the lives and reputations of everyone in his orbit, and Everything Trump Touches Dies is a deft chronicle the tragicomic political story of our time. From the early campaign days through the shock of election night, to the inconceivable train-wreck of Trump’s first year. Rick Wilson provides not only an insightful analysis of the Trump administration, but also an optimistic path forward for the GOP, the conservative movement, and the country.
“Hilarious, smartly written, and usually spot-on” (Kirkus Reviews), Everything Trump Touches Dies is perfect for those on either side of the aisle who need a dose of unvarnished reality, a good laugh, a strong cocktail, and a return to sanity in American politics.
Rick Wilson is a Republican political strategist, media consultant and author based in Florida who has produced televised political commercials for governors, U.S. Senate candidates, super PACs, and corporations.Wilson was a frequent guest on political panel shows during the 2016 United States presidential election, where he aired serial denunciations of Donald Trump and his supporters. He was later a strategist for the Evan McMullin presidential campaign. ..
Great read! Informative without pulling any punches and hella fun too. Trump peeps, get over it folks. America will not go down with the Donald! American people aren’t going to let it happen😏 45
Excellent read! Informative and hilarious! Couldn’t put it down! 55
Fantastic writing. Even handed, and educational for me, a Liberal. Put everything regarding Trump into perspective, and how conservative media created him, starting in 2010. Funny, (Usay and Qursay...I love it), and a thoroughly good read. Every PolySci class in college should read this book! 55
I loved reading ETTD. Consider the context in light of what I believe. I’m a Baby Boomer. I believe that young people are right. Put our tax dollars to work. Enforce prison reform. Create a just immigration system. Tell the military to reduce its ranks and modernize its approach. Tax the rich at an increasing percent level for each additional $100,000 they make, support schools, forgive student debt, make public college education free again, make racism illegal, separate church and state, invest in clean energy jobs, fix our crumbling infrastructure, support refugees, protect social security, end Citizens United, support a free press, eliminate the electoral college, resurrect the Equal Rights Amendment, enforce reproductive rights, increase the minimum wage substantially, support voting rights, hold Big Pharma and Wall Street accountable for their practices and, by all means, provide Medicare for All. 55
I love Rick Wilson. He pulls no punches, and he's hilarious, but also serious about the dire situation our country is in. He understands and explains how we got from conservative intellectuals like William Buckley to the divisive, spineless, amoral, know nothing, sell-outs and traitors who control the Republican Party today. 55
Donald Trump touched a company and made profit. He also touched our tax code and saved taxpayers money. Trump touched NOKO and denuclearized it. Obama touched healthcare and made it worse. Obama touched Iran and bribed them. Biden touched a jet and killed 133 people. He also voted for higher premiums. More like everything the establishment touches dies. 15
What a great book by Rick Wilson about the stain on America that is Donald Trump. Rick explains how this idiot of a man became the leader of the free world and how if we give up the fight, our nation, our freedom and our country will be lost forever. I hope that he and many others are willing, as JFK said in his Inaugural speech “Let every nation know, whether is wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and success of liberty”. Rick Wilson has shown our great nation the way. All we need to do is find the courage to do what we must, to gain back the America that most of us know and love. 55
Great Book , especially coming from a GOP Conservative . Honest assessment both for the GOP and the Democrats. Remember what Trump previously said, Lie enough and people will believe it. The American voter and non voter have become this Country’s worst nightmare 55
Trump is a joke! I’m a republican and I would take Obama or Bill Clinton over this moron any day. He’s lied more than all the other presidents put together. Maybe he taught that at fraudulent Trump University. Lol All the other countries are laughing at this nut. 🤦🏻♂️ 55
Have looked forward to this and it doesn’t disappoint. The Trump apologists in these reviews, and Republicans generally, are seriously deluded if they think any of this is sustainable. There is no lasting majority for Trumpism, and the long-term damage to the Republican Party will be devastating. He’s been an accelerant for stoking rage among the working class and racists, and history will condemn those who have been complicit. 55