Rick talks with foreign policy, national security and political affairs analyst and commentator David Rothkopf who is the author of the book, American Resistance. They talk about the deep state myth and how Donald Trump tried to control the government during his Presidency. Mr. Rothkopf details how Trump tried to eliminate civil servants who would say no to his craziness. They discuss Schedule F created by Trump to eliminate officials who put loyalty to the Country over loyalty to him. Rothkopf reveals what each one of his interviewees told him about Trump's presidency. What do you think it is?
Ruth Ben-Ghiat writes: "Authoritarians conjure existential threats from an ever-expanding roster of enemies —immigrants, Jews, and leftists among them" so Trump's visit to a gun shop to admire a customized "Trump 45" Glock was inevitable.
Rick Wilson: "They hate Donald Trump with the fire of a billion suns" but they'll be lining up at Trump's sloppy, crime and avarice-infested trough as soon as they accept the inevitable - Trump will be the GOP nominee for 2024.
On this episode of The Enemies List, Rick is joined by Steven Livitsky and Daniel Ziblatt. Both are authors and professors at Harvard University. Together they discuss why the upcoming 2024 election rivals the importance of the 2020 election in maintaining our democracy, why the Republican Party has become so rigid and unmoving in their position and talking points, and how our democracy has stopped updating.
Trump can't legally buy a gun while the Dems can't stop shooting themselves in the foot with their criticism of Biden and foolishness of playing footsie with a Biden primary challenge. As Rick would say, #GetYouShitTogether. From a potential shutdown to a fire sale on Trump properties, this episode has it all. And who knew our strategists are Swifties?! Join us every Tuesday at 7 PM ET for new episodes of The Strategy Session LIVE.