Everything Trump Touches Dies


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.

In Everything Trump Touches Dies, political campaign strategist and commentator Rick Wilson brings his darkly funny humor and biting analysis to the absurdity of American politics in the age of Trump. Wilson mercilessly exposes the damage Trump has done to the country, to the Republican Party he served for decades, and to the conservative movement that has abandoned its principles for the worst President in American history.

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 warns his own party of the political catastrophe that leaves everyone involved with Trump with reputations destroyed and lives in tatters.

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 the news 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.

Everything Trump Touches Dies deftly chronicles the tragicomic Trump story from the early campaign days through the shock of election night, to the inconceivable trainwreck 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.

Combining insider political analysis, blunt truths, and black humor, 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.

Everything Trump Touches Dies - Rick Wilson Summary

Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever is a 2018 book by Rick Wilson, concerning United States President Donald Trump, Trumpism and today's GOP.The book was first published in August 2018, quickly becoming a NY Times bestseller...

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ETTD!👍🏼4 star

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


Everything Trump Touches Dies5 star

Excellent read! Informative and hilarious! Couldn’t put it down! 55


Balanced5 star

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


ETTD5 star

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 feel less disoriented after reading this book.5 star

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


The total says it all1 star

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


Excellent book that gave me hope but scared me as well5 star

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


A GOP Conservative with Balls5 star

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


Great book!!!5 star

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

AJF in Pittsburgh

Dead On Correct5 star

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

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