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HS 272 – What America Needs, The Case for Trump, with Jeffrey Lord, CNN Commentator & Former Aide to Ronald Reagan

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Holistic Survival with Jeffrey Lord, author of What America Needs, the Case For Trump, a CNN Commentator and former aide to Ronald Reagan

Jeffrey Lord, a former Reagan White House political director, is a columnist and contributing editor for The American Spectator. He is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His work has been published around the country, including The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Weekly Standard, National Review Online, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The Harrisburg Patriot-News.

He is also the author of the new book “What America Needs: The Case for Trump”. Jason and Jeffrey recently talked about if a Trump presidency was actually possible, and, if it was, what it might actually look like.

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Key Takeaways:

[1:42] How the media has portrayed Trump and the misportrayals of Trump supporters

[4:05] The dangers of political correctness

[7:40] The condescension of people toward Trump supporters and how Trump and Ronald Reagan have something in common

[9:17] The history of liberal smear tactics

[12:01] How a conservative like Jeffrey ended up a CNN contributor

[13:21] What the average Trump supporter ACTUALLY looks like

[14:48] What draws people to Trump

[15:28] Why the details don’t matter

[20:29] The KKK relationship with the Democrats

[21:46] Contrasting what Trump is suggesting doing with the Muslim nationalization process to what FDR did following Pearl Harbor to Japanese, Germans and Italians

[24:19] How Trump reminds Jeffrey of a certain Eddie Murphy character

[27:01] How Trump is using his media savvy to run his campaign on the cheap

[30:45] What a Trump presidentcy might look like

[33:04] The economy that comes from having a tough guy in the Oval Office

Websites Mentioned

What America Needs, The Case For Trump on Amazon

Episode: 272

Guest: Jeffrey Lord

iTunes: Stream Episode