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Bill Mitchell is probably the number one Trump fan on Twitter. With over a hundred thousand followers, he regularly defends Trump and provides controversial opinions on polls, the state of the race, and more. In this interview we discuss what Bill thinks a Trump presidency would be like, why he thinks the mainstream polls are completely wrong, and why he is 100% certain that Trump will win on November 8th. Show Notes Bill’s background and education When he first started to notice Trump What it would be like to take business practices and apply them to government Why Bill has wanted Trump to run for a long time How he grew into a known presence just by doing well in social media What Trump’s campaign is like The Buzzfeed article about Bill Mitchell that has some lies in it How he describes his ideology Where Bill stands on social issues like gay marriage and abortion What is wrong with NATO today and what Bill thinks Trump will do about it One thing that annoyed Bill about Trump during the campaign What Bill thinks about current polling How the alt-right’s relationship with Trump has effected the campaign and social media What Bill thinks about the mainstream media What he will do if Trump loses, or if Trump wins Links Connect with Bill Mitchell on Twitter
Matt Lewis is a college graduate with a political science degree, author, CNN contributor and my colleague at The Daily Caller. In this episode I talk with Matt about career trajectory, his success story, this election cycle, becoming a pundit in political journalism, his struggles to get where he is today, choosing the right career path and of course, politics. Matt’s book Too Dumb to Fail, was written pre-Trump nomination, and sets the bar for explaining where the Republican party stands. This book hits the nail on the head on the state of the Republican party and of the Conservative Movement. Show Notes Farming, rednecks and rural Maryland Matt’s father’s influence on his political career The focus of Matt’s writing for the last 5 years Why Trump will probably do well in Maryland Matt’s manager role at Roy Rogers fast food restaurant chain The only networking book you’ll ever need Why you should quit a job that isn’t fulfilling Hitting rock bottom and the courage born from desperation Don’t be afraid to quit a job The disenchanting nature of losing a campaign Making the move from political consultant to political journalism How blogging and the internet reinvented Matt’s career Blogging as a volunteer for Human Events online Politics Daily From cable TV show on Tucker to working for Tucker Carlson at The Daily Caller The transition from cut throat television to a prolific writer How TV can make you narcissistic and neurotic if you are not careful Why Matt started hosting his own podcast Advice for the next great pundit or contributor to CNN Why Trump still has a good chance of winning the electoral college Why Matt may not vote in the 2016 presidential election Matt tells the story of his first interaction with Donald Trump Why Trump is the perfect storm What if Mitt Romney decided to run in May as a third party candidate? Matt’s support of Rand Paul If Trump looses what will happen to the Republican party? How opposing Trump is bad for one’s career in conservative commentary Admired historical leaders Which 3 books have most shaped Matt’s world views What Matt believes that no-one else believes What does Matt hope he will be remembered for? Two turning points in Matt’s life: 1998 Becoming a professional campaign manager for the Maryland State Senate Campaign 1999 Interning and working at The Leadership Institute Links Too Dumb to Fail by Matt Lewis The Leadership Institute The working class epidemic of demoralization Charles Murray Shephard University, West Virginia Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty by Harvey Mackay Congressman Alex Mooney and Congressman Tom Graves Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community Hitch-22: A Memoir by Christopher Hitchens The Revolution will not be Televised by Joe Trippi Straight Talk on Blogging Matt Lewis on MSNBC’s Tucker Crunchy Cons by Rod Dreher Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman The Great Debate by Yuval Levin Michael Oren on The Jamie Weinstein Show Connect with Matt Lewis: Facebook | Twitter | The Daily Caller | Roll Call | Podcast
Tim Alberta may have just penned the most important book of the Trump era. In the latest episode of The Jamie Weinstein Show, the Politico magazine correspondent and author of the new book "American Carnage" opens up about his new book, how Trump book over the GOP, his influences and much more. Show Roadmap What has surprised Alberta about the Trump era On his interactions with Trump Why Trump won the primary On how Trump took over the GOP On how Pence, Mulvaney, Cruz and others ultimately came around to supporting Trump On how the Freedom Caucus folded On the Conways and Schlapps On his career and influences
In the last year, Ben Shapiro has exploded. A pundit since he was 17, the Harvard Law-trained Shapiro now boasts the number one conservative podcast in the country. In his second appearance on The Jamie Weinstein Show, Shapiro grades Trump’s first year, bursts media myths surrounding his former boss Steve Bannon, explains how he thrived in the conservative world in the Age of Trump despite not voting for the president, gives his thoughts on bitcoin, and much, much more. Show Roadmap· Shapiro grades Trump’s first year · On how the media has covered Trump · What the media gets wrong about Steve Bannon · How Shapiro exploded in 2017 despite not voting for Trump · Shapiro weighs in on the trajectory of his career vs Milo · How Shapiro’s podcast became the number one conservative show. · Would Shapiro ever consider a presidential run? · Shapiro answers Twitter Qs: on his work schedule, bitcoin, debating Rosie O’Donnell, and more · On Ann Coulter, Matt Drudge, and Rush Limbaugh · Closing questions: On the liberals he reads, the issue he thinks is undercover, and more.
Scott Carter has been Executive Producer for Real Time with Bill Maher for the past 14 years. He has a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at political types from all across the spectrum, from Kellyanne Conway to Christopher Hitchens. We chat about the current election, politics in Hollywood, and some of the best Real Time guests. Mr. Carter is also a playwright, and his play Discord has become a huge success for its take on religious beliefs, so we discuss the play as well as his career in general. Show Notes How the Bill Maher show works What he thinks of the Trump phenomenon How Trump’s rise and race issues have intertwined What the two major parties can do to work together after November 8th How Trump’s personality leveled his challengers in the Republican primary The evangelical argument for Trump What the fight will be within the Democratic party once Hillary is elected Why some people have the sense in this election that we just need to blow things up How Politically Incorrect started Why he agrees with many critiques that conservatives have of liberals What Kellyanne Conway used to bring to Bill Maher’s show in terms of opinion and knowledge The most knowledgeable celebrities that have been on the show Memories of the late Christopher Hitchens Political leanings of comedy and late-show television About his play Discord How Scott’s religious beliefs have changed How he got into his industry and became successful Links Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? Christopher Hitchens Andrew Sullivan H.L. Mencken A Confession by Leo Tolstoy Jefferson Bible A Child of the Century
Roger Stone is a long time advisor of Donald Trump – he is a defender of Trump even though he has no official connection to the campaign any longer. In this interview, we talk about the Trump campaign from beginning to present; how Roy Cohn mentored a young Trump, how Roger advised him early on, and his current campaign operations. Roger also leads us into an inside look at his decades-long career in political advising, from helping Reagan get on the ballot in New York to working with Nixon post-presidency. Show Notes What Donald Trump learned from Roy Cohn What Roger thinks of allegations Trump campaign is tied to Putin What he makes of Trump’s shuffling of campaign staff How much Trump is actually worth The saga of Trump’s involvement in birtherism Why Roger thinks Trump should release his tax records What Roger thinks of his ban from cable television About his time working for Richard Nixon post-presidency Links 01 Alan Dershowitz – The Strange, Incredible Dysfunction of The 2016 US Election Roy Cohn Confessions of an Advertising Man Six Crises The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ Connect with Roger Stone: Facebook | Twitter | Website
Jeffrey Lord is a correspondent for CNN, where he frequently defends Trump and his campaign. A conservative writer who was a member of the Reagan administration, Mr. Lord responds to criticisms that Never-Trumpers have of Mr. Trump, point by point. We also discuss the role of the media, his role at CNN, what happens post-election, and the Alt-Right. Show Notes When he started to support Trump His flight with Trump How he decided Trump could be a viable candidate What it was like working on Trump’s campaign The difference between Raegan and The Bushs The criticisms of Trump from Never-Trumpers and how Jeffrey responds to them About his role at CNN What he thinks Trump’s business success shows about how he will be a politician What happens if Trump loses Should Trump denounce the alt-right? Can the Republican party survive after Trump What he would do if Trump wins Links American Spectator The Making of the President 1964 The History of the Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire Connect with Jeffrey Lord: Twitter
In the latest episode of The Jamie Weinstein Show, the longtime progressive political commentator opens up about Trump, the politics of the Green New Deal, his friends in cable news, 2020 and so much more.   Show Roadmap  Press on what’s surprised him about the Trump presidency Press on the one time he met Donald Trump On what explains Trump's rise What three policies Press would institute if he were king for a day Is the Green New Deal a political loser for Democrats? On 2020 -- and why he isn't ready yet to support Bernie again On Jim Traficant, Tom Steyer, Roger Ailes, Matt Drudge, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Rudy Giuliani and Dick Morris On his career and influences
If you're a listener of political podcasts, I'm guessing Sen. Ted Cruz needs no introduction. In the latest episode of The Jamie Weinstein Show, the Texas senator discuses his relationship with Donald Trump, impeachment, foreign policy, the ideological fight within conservatism, his influences and so much more.
If it’s Sunday, Chuck Todd is on TV. In the latest episode of The Jamie Weinstein Show, the political director for NBC News and host of NBC’s Meet the Press discusses the state of the media in the Trump era, the men who influenced Donald Trump, his own influences, and so much more. Show Roadmap: What’s surprised Todd about the Trump administration. What Todd has learned about Trump from his personal interactions. Why Trump would call Todd after watching “Meet the Press.” How Roy Cohn and professional wrestling influenced Trump. On the state of the media and media incentives. On whether Todd thinks there is a liberal bias in the media. On 2020 presidential prospects. On Matt Drudge, Roger Ailes, and Jared Kushner. On his influences.
Matt Schlapp is one of cable news’ favorite defenders of Donald Trump. In the latest episode of The Jamie Weinstein Show, the chairman of the American Conservative Union opens up about his relationship with President Trump, his thoughts on Brett Kavanaugh, on who he would not invite to CPAC, and much more. Show Roadmap:  What has surprised Schlapp about Trump’s presidency. What Schlapp has learned from his interactions with President Trump. On his support for Brett Kavanaugh. Where is the line in supporting fringe Republican Senate candidates? On CPAC and the fringe. On Trump’s press conference in Helsinki and the Russia imbroglio. Comparing Trump and his former boss, George W. Bush. On Steve Bannon, Matt Drudge, Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner. On the criticism that he pretends to be a populist while hobnobbing with elites. Closing Questions: The four historical figures he’d invite to dinner, the most undercover issue, and more.
Neil Howe co-authored the book The Fourth Turning, a book that was hugely influential on the world view of Steve Bannon, Trump’s top advisor. In this fascinating episode, Neil discusses the ideas behind his book, why he thinks history moves in cycles, and what Trump means for the world and its current cycle. Show Notes The idea behind The Fourth Turning What a “Turning” is Why we are in the Fourth Turning and what is going to happen What Neil knows about Steve Bannon How the 2008 crisis was the beginning of the Fourth Turning What a Great Champion is How Trump works into this idea of cyclical history Why they decided to write the book When Turnings are not deterministic Why academic history is less relevant for people today What Neil can and can’t predict with his theory Links The Fourth Turning: What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny Generation Zero The Rise of the West: A History of the Human Community The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War
Bret Stephens has opinions.    In the latest episode of The Jamie Weinstein, the conservative New York Times columnist discusses the rise of Trump, how Trump might be the more appealing candidate in 2020, why he doesn't regret supporting the Iraq War, why he left the Wall Street Journal and much more.  Show Roadmap On how Trump is doing 2 years in On the time Bret Stephens met Trump On whether Stephens could imagine Trump being the better option in 2020 On the state of the media and whether NeverTrumpers are overrepresented On whether he believes the Iraq War was a mistake On Benjamin Netanyahu's legacy On MBS and how the U.S. should have responded to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi On Matt Drudge, Sean Hannity and Victor Davis Hanson On his career and why he left the Wall Street Journal On his influences
Few reporters for left-of-center publications cover the right-of-center as well as Jane Coaston.  In the latest episode of The Jamie Weinstein Show, the Senior Politics Reporter for VOX opens up on the rise of Trump, state of the conservative movement, 2020, what it was like to be a liberal editing the conservative newspaper in college and much more. Show Roadmap  On how Trump is doing 2 years in On why Trump won On what it was like to edit a conservative paper in college as a liberal On the state of the NeverTrump movement On whether she still thinks you should punch Nazis On the state of the media On 2020 Twitter Qs Closing Questions
Sam Nunberg was there for the early days of Trump’s presidential run.   In the latest episode of The Jamie Weinstein Show, the oft-fired former Trump aide who has been questioned in the Russia investigation opens up about the Trump presidency, his mentor Roger Stone, the state of the Russia investigation, and much more. Show Roadmap: What’s surprised Nunberg about Trump’s presidency. On the early days of the Trump campaign. Nunberg on his interactions with Trump — and how he’s talked to him since he was elected. Nunberg on why he thinks Trump won the Republican primary. On his conversations with Trump and Roger Stone about Roy Cohn. On the Russian investigation — and where he thinks it is going. On he and Steve Bannon’s efforts in the 2018 midterm elections. On Matt Drudge, Jared Kushner, and Sean Hannity. On his influences.
In this special episode, we go on the record during a usually off-the-record dinner that Jamie hosts every so often at his Washington D.C. flat. About 7 other journalists are invited to the dinner, plus a different special guest each time. This time around, Roger Stone was gracious enough to let him go on the record for a few questions about Trump, the White House staff, and more. Show Notes On if Roger thinks Alex Jones is playing a character in his on-screen performances What he thinks of Steve Bannon and what his failures have been in the White House If Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are Democrats What happened when Roger Stone first met Donald Trump Why Donald Trump was interested in Ronald Reagan’s campaign What Trump learned for Richard Nixon If Roger Stone thinks he was being surveilled by the government What Trump could do to lose Roger Stone’s support Roger’s thoughts on Julian Assange’s ties to Russia Why Roger Stone has a concern for Trump’s safety Why Trump’s war on the media has been very good politically for him What could happen to Jared Kushner that would get him pushed out of the white house Why Roger wears the collared shirts that he does Links Ep 04 Roger Stone – What Donald Trump Learned from Roy Cohn and an Inside Look at a Career in Political Advising Ep 19 Roger Stone – On Trump’s Cabinet Picks, Why Trump Won, and How He Will Judge a Trump Presidency Get Me Roger Stone preview
Joel Pollak was personally recruited by the late Andrew Breitbart to join his then burgeoning media empire and today is senior editor-at-large at In the latest episode of The Jamie Weinstein Show, Pollak opens up about his thoughts on President Trump’s first year in office, what he believes Breitbart’s role is in the current media ecosphere, how he defends the website from its conservative and liberal critics and how he would fix America if he were emperor for a day, among many other topics. Show Roadmap · How Pollak thinks Trump has done in his first year · Has Trump delivered for the populist nationalist agenda? · Why Trump won · When exactly did Pollak become a Trump supporter? · Is Pollak being considered for Ambassador to South Africa? · Does Pollak have any concerns about Trump? · What is Breitbart’s role in the media? · Pollak responds to critics of Breitbart · What the term “globalist” means to Pollak · Why does Matt Drudge seem to dislike Steve Bannon? · The 3 issues Pollak would focus on if he was emperor for the day · What would Andrew Breitbart think of Breitbart today? · Pollak on the Mercers, Milo, Ben Shapiro and Jared Kushner · Lessons from Pollak’s career · On Breitbart’s support of Roy Moore · On Pollak’s influences
National Security Advisor to George W Bush, Stephen Hadley sat on the sidelines of this election and observed, and we get his insights into the 2016 Campaign and how he thinks the world reacted to it. We discuss what he thinks of Trump’s pick for Secretary of State, how Trump will be on foreign policy, and what he thinks about Russia’s meddling in the election. Show Notes What Stephen made of the 2016 Campaign Why the world looks at our election every four years What Trump’s worldview on foreign policy is How Rex Tillerson will be as secretary of state Why Russia is a player that must be dealt with What makes a good national security advisor The problem areas that need to most focus on in foreign policy when Trump becomes President The immediate threat of North Korea What he thinks about Russian hackers during the election
Tomi Lahren is a political commentator and host of her own show for TheBlaze. She’s received millions of views for her Final Thoughts segment on social media, and also waded into controversy for her opinions on topics from race to immigration. Today we discuss Trump’s campaign, why she believes in American Exceptionalism, how she responds to her critics, and her career so far. Show Notes What being a conservative means to Tomi The policies that Tomi believes in, and the ones she would repeal Why the topic of immigration is so important to her Her stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Why she believes in American Exceptionalism About the time she met Donald Trump About the racial issues that Tomi brings up Why she thinks the polls are biased and Trump may be winning this election How she responds to her critics and the petition about her What Republicans should do after election day Advice for people looking to be the next Tomi Lahren Where she wants to go next in her career Links
For about four months, Ed Martin was the embattled voice of Trumpism on CNN. In the latest episode of The Jamie Weinstein Show, the confidante of the late Phyllis Schlafly talks the state of Trumpism, getting fired by CNN, why he supported Roy Moore, his time working for Pope John Paul II, and much more. Show Roadmap– What has surprised him about Trump’s presidency – On what his interactions with Trump have taught him – Why Martin thinks Trump won the GOP primary – On his time at CNN, his firing — and why he’s sorry – Whether he has any concerns about Trump – Why Martin proudly stood by Roy Moore – On his time working for Pope John Paul II – On his career and influences
Martha MacCallum is the host of Fox News’ The First 100 Days, which covers the beginning of the Trump Administration. I talked with her at Fox’s studio about meeting Trump, why he is the only GOP candidate who could have won, and how his celebrity plays into how we view him. She talked about the role of the media in today’s political climate, the atmosphere at Fox News, and how she got to where she is in her career. Show Notes Where Martha was on election night What Trump is like when the camera is not on How we’ve become a reality-TV nation Why Trump is the only GOP candidate that could have won How the Trump White House is doing so far Why so much of how we view Donald Trump is colored by how we knew him as a celebrity What to do as journalists knowing Trump regularly speaks in an exaggerated manner What the role of journalists should be in the Trump era About his CPAC speech How she got the 7pm slot on Fox News What is happening in the Democratic Party at this moment How the atmosphere has changed at Fox after Roger Ailes About Martha’s theater background Links The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson I Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission More about Martha MacCallum Martha MacCallum on Twitter
Few conservatives are more revered than Thomas Sowell. In the latest episode of The Jamie Weinstein Show, the famed economist and iconoclast opens up about his new book, ‘Discrimination and Disparities,’ outlines his pessimism about America’s future, names his influences, and much more. Show Roadmap– On his new book, “Discrimination and Disparities” – What Sowell makes of Trump administration one year in – Who is more responsible for the low unemployment rate: Obama or Trump? – Why Sowell is pessimistic about America’s future – Could Sowell fix America if he were dictator for a day? – How Sowell almost became a professional baseball player – Why Sowell turned down offer to become the Secretary of Education – On his influences
Not too long after moving to the United States from Australia, Jonathan Swan has become one of the best-sourced White House reporters in the country. In this latest episode of The Jamie Weinstein Show, Jonathan Swan, the star of Axios, opens up on what has surprised him about the Trump presidency, who holds influence in Trump world, how he achieved his rapid success, and much more. Show Roadmap:  What has surprised him since Trump took office? How Trump sees the world. On who, if anyone, Trump listens to for advice. On the role of Steve Bannon, Ivanka Trump and Roger Stone within Trump world. On whether anyone in the White House thinks Putin may have something on Trump. On whether Republicans in Congress will ever revolt. Is there any candidate Trump fears running against in 2020? On Matt Drudge, Anthony Scaramucci, Don Trump Jr., Sean Hannity and Elliott Broidy. How Swan became one of the best sourced White House correspondents. On his influences.
A Marine who fought in World War II, a PhD economist, a successful businessman, and a Cabinet secretary four times over, George P. Shultz has lived an impressive life. In the latest episode of The Jamie Weinstein Show, from the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, the 97-year-old former Secretary of State opens up on the prospects for peace on the Korean Peninsula, what made President Ronald Reagan a great leader, his career, and much more. Show Roadmap– Shultz weighs the prospects for peace on the Korean peninsula – Shultz’s thoughts on former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson – What Shultz makes of Prince Salman in Saudi Arabia – How the U.S. should handle Russia – What Shultz thinks are the greatest threats facing America – Is China destined to be an American adversary? – What made Ronald Reagan a great leader – Shultz provides career advice – What Nixon got right
Bill Kristol is working on a surprise for President Trump in 2020. In the latest episode of The Jamie Weinstein Show, the founder and editor-at-large of The Weekly Standard opens up about Trump’s first two years, trying to find a 2020 GOP primary challenger, the Mueller investigation, and much more. Show Roadmap: What’s surprised Kristol during the first two years of the Trump administration. Whether Trump ever impresses Kristol. On whether the Trump administration ever reaches out to Kristol for advice. On Kristol’s friends who work with Trump. Kristol discusses his recent visit to New Hampshire. On Kristol’s efforts to field a 2020 primary challenger to Trump. Where Kristol sees the Mueller investigation going . Whether U.S. foreign policy over the last two decades has been too ambitious.
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Sep 26th, 2016
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Feb 4th, 2020
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