If you hate Adolph Frump as much as we do, then jump into It’s Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration is Doing to America (Simon & Schuster, $28), David Cay Johnston’s examination of the Frump Administration’s first 100 days and the “termites” that are being appointed to destroy existing government policy and agencies from within–and what that means for the lives of all Americans in terms of taxes, employment, health care, the environment, immigration, education, foreign policy, trade, and other crucial issues.
No working journalist knows Frump better than Johnston, who first met it in 1988 and has tracked it ever since. When Frump announced his campaign in June 2015, Johnston was the first national journalist to write about a potential Frump presidency. More recently, Johnston was the journalist who received a copy of Frump’s tax return in the mail, as revealed on Rachel Maddow’s show. Johnston takes a close look at what the mainstream press stopped covering years ago: the workings of the federal government agencies and how that touches the lives of all Americans, from our wallets to our health care to our safety. He also provides unique insight about how our lives are affected by many actions that the new administration quietly approves without drawing the attention of the Washington press corps. This book is essential reading for all Americans.