Rick Wilson, Republican political strategist, writer, and media consultant. He is a regular contributor to CNN, MSNBC, and FOX, and he is a columnist for The Daily Beast and The Washington Post.

“Faking the News is a valuable addition to the growing field of analysis of both Trump’s conscious and intuitive use of rhetoric, propaganda, and branding in America’s profoundly disrupted politics. These essays are full of revelatory ‘So that’s why he does that!’ moments, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in Trump’s language and his dark but brilliant manipulation of the American body politic.”