About Rick Wilson
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 Post, Politico, The Hill, The Federalist, Independent 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.
A 30-year veteran of politics, Rick got his start in the 1988 Presidential campaign of George Herbert Walker Bush, and since has produced groundbreaking advertising and provided winning strategic counsel to political candidates, SuperPACS, state parties, the national campaign committees, and corporate, association, and government clients across the nation and around the world.
A pioneer of and leader in the Never-Trump movement, Wilson released the best-selling Everything Trump Touches Dies in August 2018. In the book, Wilson brings his dark humor and biting analysis to confront the absurdity of American politics in the Age of Trump. He mercilessly takes down Trump and exposes the damage Trump has done to the country, to the Republican Party Wilson served for decades, and to the conservative movement that has abandoned its principles for the worst president in American history.
“Rick Wilson’s acid wit is directed at the absurdities, excesses, and hypocrisies of President Trump and the alt-right’s deformation of his once-proud Republican Party.” —John Avlon, CNN Senior Political Analyst
Rick Wilson lives in Tallahassee, Florida with his wife, too many dogs, and a nameless cat. They have two grown children. Rick enjoys hunting, fishing, flying, and overthrowing governments.