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David Cay Johnston

What Donald Trump Is Doing to You

The culmination of 30 years of reporting on Donald Trump, The Making of Donald Trump is the recent New York Times bestselling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston.

Now, in What Donald Trump Is Doing to You, the author takes a uniquely close look at the mogul’s rise to the presidency. He reveals the stunning facts and disclosures of what Trump has actually done with all of the ultimate power conferred upon him. Were shown an entirely new and complex breed of public figure a man of astonishing media savvy, entrepreneurial spirit, sheer clout, and profoundly disturbing responses.  His career has been persistently plagued by legal troubles and mounting controversies, from the origins of his familys fortune to his own too-big-to-fail business empire; from his education and early career through that whirlwind presidential bid. Love him or hate him, Trumps massive influence is undeniable.

Drawing on decades of interviews, financial records, court documents, and public statements, David Cay Johnston, who has covered Trump longer and more closely than any other journalist working today, gives us the most in-depth look yet at the man who has shocked the world over and over again with disquieting acts and impulsive tweets.

Brian Edwards-Tiekert is the founder and co-host of UpFront, the morning drive-time public affairs program on KPFA in Berkeley, California. He started his work in media helping to set up the Independent Media Center in Chiapas, Mexico, where he also did human rights work. For two years, he ran a nationwide support program for progressive publications at colleges and universities. He started at KPFA as a beat reporter covering environmental justice issues, during which time he served as a network correspondent during international climate negotiations, produced live national broadcasts covering elections and political conventions, and established a long-form journalism training program inside KPFA. In 2016, he was awarded a John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University, where he explored the future of audio journalism that serves local communities.