On this week’s Strategy Call, Tara Setmayer talks with Rick Wilson, Stu Stevens, and Joe Trippi about worst dinner ever at Mar-a-Lago between Trump, Ye and white supremacists Nick Fuentes. Plus, the very good news about who’s showing up for early voting in Georgia.
America is experiencing its most dangerous divisions since the Civil War. In this episode of The Enemies List, Rick is joined by NPR’s Steve Inskeep, to discuss the risk our country faces and Steve’s new book, "Differ We Must: How Lincoln Succeeded in a Divided America." Together, they explore the lesser known moments in Lincoln's presidency, the intricacies of his political strategy, his key relationships, and what modern politicians and political systems can learn from his approach.
We talk about this week's GOP debate as quickly as we can - and why we really don't need to talk about it. Joe wonders about how a campaign team could let their candidates walk into a mess like that - and what they're supposed to be doing about it. Joe's also not happy about the polls - but not about the numbers they show. What numbers do actually matter? And why voters break away from President Biden when given the No Labels option - and what we have to do about it.
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.