David Cay Johnston, one of America’s foremost experts on President Donald J. Trump, returns to the GME Canandaigua Forum on January 28, 2018. Mr. Johnston has just released his second book about the 45th President, entitled It’s Even Worse Than You Think. What the Trump Administration is Doing to America.
Mr. Johnston will discuss the first year of the Trump Presidency, and apply the insights gleaned from his reporting on Trump to the maneuverings, scandals, investigations, and tweets of the last 365 days.
Johnston has covered Trump as a reporter for the New York Times and as an independent journalist. He first met Trump while covering the Atlantic City casino beat for The Philadelphia Inquirer in the 1980’s. “I sized him up right off as a modern P.T. Barnum and soon learned from his competitors, law enforcement and even his own executives that he was a con artist with deep ties to organized crime who knew next to nothing about the casino business,” he says.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, Johnston is founder of DCReport.org, a nonprofit online news service which covers what President Trump and Congress do, rather than what they tweet and say. He is also a columnist for The Daily Beast, Investopedia and Tax Notes magazine. His acquisition of Mr. Trump’s 2005 tax return was a major scoop for MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show earlier this year. The recently passed federal tax bill includes significant tax breaks that will benefit Mr. Trump’s business interests and family.
The Forum looks forward to Mr. Johnston’s electric commentary on the remarkable first 365 Days of the Presidency of Donald J. Trump. He will be joined by WXXI Connections host, Evan Dawson, as moderator. Questions from the audience will be included.
Copies of It’s Even Worse Than You Think. What the Trump Administration is Doing to America will be available for purchase from 3-4 p.m. prior to the Forum program. Mr. Johnston will be on hand to sign copies and chat with Forum attendees.