Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever

Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever

by Rick Wilson

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From Rick Wilson—longtime Republican strategist, political commentator, Daily Beast contributor—the #1 New York Times bestseller about 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781982103156
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 49,868
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Rick Wilson is a seasoned Republican political strategist and infamous negative ad-maker. His regular column with The Daily Beast is a must-read in the political community. Published in The Washington PostPoliticoThe HillThe FederalistIndependent Journal Review, he’s also a frequent guest on Real Time with Bill Maher, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, With Friends Like These, and the national networks. The author of Everything Trump Touches Dies, Rick Wilson lives in Tallahassee, Florida with his wife, four dogs, and a nameless cat. They have two grown children.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Everything Trump Touches Dies 1

Part 1 The Road To This Shitshow

What to Expect When You're Working for Trump I

1 Vichy Republicans 17

What to Expect When You're Working for Trump II

2 Furrowed Brows and Deep Concern 45

What to Expect When You're Working for Trump III

3 Running with the Devil 61

What to Expect When You're Working for Trump IV

4 That's Why You Got Trump 69

What to Expect When You're Working for Trump V

Part 2 Victims Of The Curse

Inside the Oval Office I

5 What We Lost with Trump 83

Inside the Oval Office II

6 The Media 95

Inside the Oval Office III

7 The Trump Base 101

Inside the Oval Office IV

8 Limited Government 125

Inside the Oval Office V

9 The Grown-ups All Die Too 143

Part 3 Surrounded By Villains

Top Secret Intercept I

10 Welcome to Hell 161

Top Secret Intercept II

11 The Trump Family Syndicate 175

Top Secret Intercept III

12 Team Crony 191

Top Secret Intercept IV

13 Clown Princes of the Trump Media 199

Top Secret Intercept V

14 Trump's Island of Misfit Toys 225

Top Secret Intercept VI

15 The Alt-Reich 249

Part 4 After Trump

16 But Gorsuch 261

17 Trump Is Electoral Poison 269

18 My Party After Trump 289

Epilogue: Post-Trump America 301

A Note on the Paperback Edition 313

Notes 333

Acknowledgments 347

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