Everything Trump Touches Dies

Everything Trump Touches Dies

A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever

Book - 2018
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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.
Publisher: New York :, Free Press,, 2018
Edition: First Free Press hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781982103125
Branch Call Number: 973.933 WIL
Characteristics: 327 pages ; 24 cm

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Memawrayne
Oct 16, 2018

Excellent book by a conservative. As the inside back flap says, "a perfect read for those on either side who need a dose of untarnished reality, a good laugh and a return to sanity in American politics."

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mighty_mom
Oct 12, 2018

Clever title and commentary from a Republican strategist about Trump's election and presidency. Interesting to see behind the scenes of current affairs. The comedy is dark and wickedly funny, but I found his glib attitude off-putting, almost as if he was trying too hard to entertain the reader. Otherwise, a fun read.

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winston16
Aug 26, 2018

Rollicking, raunchy, and real! This former Republican doesn't pull any punches and I found myself shaking my head (how did we get into this mess?!), laughing (descriptions of Bannon and others worth the read all on their own) and agreeing with the author's overall thesis. Title says it all!

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bbb1771
Aug 16, 2018

Given the author's lifelong career as a Republican strategist famous for his negative ad attacks on opponents, you might expect the majority of his attacks to be at the expense of Democrats (and they do not escape unscathed here). But what was unexpected (and if nothing else, refreshing) was to hear a lifetime tribal leader hold his own tribe to account. From the alt-right to the Christian-right, no one that enabled Trump is spared Wilson's condemnation.

By being willing to accept some of the blame for the current state of affairs in the US, Wilson earns some credibility in his criticisms of both friends and foes.

This is not a 'tell-all' book like so many that followed on the heels of "Fire & Fury". Instead it seems to be an attempt to provide a candid accountability of the players and peons on the author's side of the fence.

Politically incorrect on multiple levels, it's an unexpectedly fun read. Should be read back to back with Ken Stern's "Republican Like Me". More books candidly discussing the faults from within one's one party instead of lashing out and blaming others first would serve both sides.

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