CY Politics – CYInterview http://www.cyinterview.com Celebrity Interviews, Entertainment, Sports and a Bunch of Cool Stuff. Sat, 16 Dec 2017 06:49:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.4 Bestselling Author Malcolm Nance Discusses His Book, The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies Tried to Steal the 2016 Election http://www.cyinterview.com/2017/01/bestselling-author-malcolm-nance-discusses-his-book-the-plot-to-hack-america-how-putins-cyberspies-tried-to-steal-the-2016-election/ http://www.cyinterview.com/2017/01/bestselling-author-malcolm-nance-discusses-his-book-the-plot-to-hack-america-how-putins-cyberspies-tried-to-steal-the-2016-election/#respond Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:23 +0000 http://www.cyinterview.com/?p=19296 NY Times Bestselling Author Malcolm Nance, to give us his input concerning these issues and more. In a book, released a month before Election Day 2016, titled The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies Tried to Steal the 2016 Election, Mr. Nance makes his case for the Russians attempting to influence the outcome of the presidential election. ]]> In the media, there have been questions raised about what the relationship will be like between Donald Trump and the intelligence community. Additionally, there have been questions concerning Mr. Trump’s relationship with Russia. Enter Navy veteran, intelligence expert and NY Times Bestselling Author Malcolm Nance, to give us his input concerning these issues and more.

In a book, released a month before Election Day 2016, titled The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies Tried to Steal the 2016 Election, Mr. Nance makes his case for the Russians attempting to influence the outcome of the presidential election.

Known for his NY Times bestselling book Defeating Isis and his appearances on cable television, Mr. Nance provides interesting analysis on a variety of international and intelligence topics. Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins us for this important segment.

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Mr. Nance’s latest book The Plot to Hack America

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Editor in Chief of Reason.com/Reason.tv, Nick Gillespie Back for Powerful, Thought Provoking CYInterview You Won’t Want to Miss: Opinions on the President-Elect, The State of America, Its Politics and Future, More http://www.cyinterview.com/2017/01/editor-in-chief-of-reason-comreason-tv-nick-gillespie-back-for-powerful-thought-provoking-cyinterview-you-wont-want-to-miss-opinions-on-the-president-elect-the-state-of-america-its-poli/ http://www.cyinterview.com/2017/01/editor-in-chief-of-reason-comreason-tv-nick-gillespie-back-for-powerful-thought-provoking-cyinterview-you-wont-want-to-miss-opinions-on-the-president-elect-the-state-of-america-its-poli/#respond Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:00:12 +0000 http://www.cyinterview.com/?p=19274 Reason.com and Reason.tv. He has joined us previously on CYInterview, to share his brand of unique and erudite insight into American politics and social evolution. Well, Nick is back and we are glad he is.]]> The 2016 election cycle was particularly contentious. Now, by all outward appearances, it seems as if the incoming president elect will not enjoy a honeymoon period with either the press or, if polls are to be believed, with a large segment of the American public.

The United States of America faces a host of challenges and many people are looking for fresh ideas and innovative ways of dealing with those challenges. Enter libertarians.

Nick Gillespie is the Editor in Chief of Reason.com and Reason.tv. He has joined us previously on CYInterview, to share his brand of unique and erudite insight into American politics and social evolution. Well, Nick is back and we are glad he is.

In a round table discussion with featured columnist Jay Bildstein and me, Mr. Gillespie shared some of his views on the president-elect, his opinions on whether the United States was suffering from entropy and his views on the future.

This is a CYInterview not to be missed. Nick was generous with his time and listeners will want to take advantage of the 35 minutes he gave us. As usual, his insights were powerful and thought provoking.

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Black is Back – Lea Black! Social Mayor of Miami, Philanthropist/Entrepreneur Tells Us How to Start New Year Right, Sounds off on Trump, More http://www.cyinterview.com/2016/12/black-is-back-lea-black-social-mayor-of-miami-philanthropistentrepreneur-tells-us-how-to-start-new-year-right-sounds-off-on-trump-more/ http://www.cyinterview.com/2016/12/black-is-back-lea-black-social-mayor-of-miami-philanthropistentrepreneur-tells-us-how-to-start-new-year-right-sounds-off-on-trump-more/#respond Thu, 29 Dec 2016 04:00:41 +0000 http://www.cyinterview.com/?p=19173 see here]. With Donald Trump heading to the U.S. presidency on January 20th 2017, Lea sounds off on Mr. Trump and why she believes he and his supporters are on the wrong side of where America should be today. ]]> How do you start 2017 right? Social Mayor of Miami, Real Housewives of Miami star, philanthropist, entrepreneur and author Lea Black tells us how you can make the most of the New Year. Opportunities pop up in our life every day. Consequently, Lea suggests we increase our self-awareness. She says those opportunities might not seem like much at first, but any of them could lead to something more substantial.

Last month, prior to the 2016 Presidential Elections, Mrs. Black had a conversation with us about the State of American politics [see here]. With Donald Trump heading to the U.S. presidency on January 20th 2017, Lea sounds off on Mr. Trump and why she believes he and his supporters are on the wrong side of where America should be today.

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Powerhouse Attorney Gloria Allred Gives Her Opinions on Election 2016: Supports Hillary; Does Not Think Trump Represents the Values of the Majority of the American People http://www.cyinterview.com/2016/11/powerhouse-attorney-gloria-allred-gives-her-opinions-on-election-2016-supports-hillary-does-not-think-trump-represents-the-values-of-the-majority-of-the-american-people/ http://www.cyinterview.com/2016/11/powerhouse-attorney-gloria-allred-gives-her-opinions-on-election-2016-supports-hillary-does-not-think-trump-represents-the-values-of-the-majority-of-the-american-people/#respond Mon, 07 Nov 2016 05:00:55 +0000 http://www.cyinterview.com/?p=19041 see here]. We welcome back the 2016 DNC Elected Delegate from California to tell us what she thinks about the state of the race. Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins us for this conversation, reflecting back on Donald Trump’s own words during this election cycle and how some of the things he has said makes him unfit to be President of the United States, among other things.]]> During the 2016 Presidential Election cycle, powerhouse attorney and CYInterview regular Gloria Allred has provided us with interesting analysis [see here]. We welcome back the 2016 DNC Elected Delegate from California to tell us what she thinks about the state of the race.

Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins us for this conversation, reflecting back on Donald Trump’s own words during this election cycle and how some of the things he has said makes him unfit to be President of the United States, among other things.

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Attorney Allred believes Donald Trump does not represent the majority of America and that he is not someone who would bring people together as President of the United States:

“For a long time I thought his real aim was Trump TV and not the presidency. But maybe he got caught up in it and started believing he really could be President. Let’s hope that we can prove him wrong. But, you know, this is not something, I don’t think he represents the values of the majority of the American people. He represents the values of a minority. And this is, you know, we need people who are gonna bring people together, not engage in stereotypes about ethnic groups, religious groups, based on gender.”

Responding to media reported comments Mr. Trump made about her sending hundreds of letters to people who work for him, Attorney Allred said it is an absolute lie:

“It’s an absolute lie. I challenged, you know, he said I sent hundreds of letters to his employees suggesting that somehow there, you know, that if they had any claims against Donald Trump. Well, first of all, I challenged him to produce those hundreds of non existent letters and of course he never has because it was a complete and utter lie. So there’s another lie out there on the Internet today probably by one of the Trump supporters. These, you know, I have never in 40 years of watching elections seen any one candidate engage in just a tsunami of lies day after day after day. I mean, literally at this point, it’s thousands of lies. And it’s just, I think it’s one of the reasons that so many people will be happy when the election is finally over on Tuesday.”

When it comes to voting this year, Ms. Allred said this:

“As Hillary said, this vote is no longer about Trump or about her. It’s about us. It’s about us and who we are and who we want in the White House. And I think a vote is a statement of who we are. And I’m proud to be a Hillary supporter. I have been for eight years and I’m gonna be on Tuesday.”

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Former Real Housewives of Miami Star, “Social Mayor of Miami,” Entrepreneur, Philanthropist Lea Black Speaks Out Against Donald Trump; Talks about Election, Hillary Clinton and the State of America http://www.cyinterview.com/2016/11/former-real-housewives-of-miami-star-social-mayor-of-miami-entrepreneur-philanthropist-lea-black-speaks-out-against-donald-trump-talks-about-election-hillary-clinton-and-the-sta/ http://www.cyinterview.com/2016/11/former-real-housewives-of-miami-star-social-mayor-of-miami-entrepreneur-philanthropist-lea-black-speaks-out-against-donald-trump-talks-about-election-hillary-clinton-and-the-sta/#comments Sun, 06 Nov 2016 04:00:22 +0000 http://www.cyinterview.com/?p=19027 Red Carpets and White Lies, set against the Miami high society scene. In the world of politics, she held an event for President Obama in her home in Coral Gables some years back, among other things. As a veteran of the Real Housewives of Miami, Lea Black is in a particularly good position to assess a presidential election in which, seemingly, the ethos of the reality television genre has collided with the democratic process of choosing the next Commander in Chief. ]]> She considers herself to be a political junkie. So with only a few days until the 2016 Presidential Election, we welcome back the “Social Mayor of Miami,” Lea Black, to get her analysis on Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and the state of America.

Throughout her life Mrs. Black has been involved in philanthropic work, helping at risk youth, as well as being an entrepreneur and building her own brand. Last year, Lea wrote her first novel, Red Carpets and White Lies, set against the Miami high society scene. In the world of politics, she held an event for President Obama in her home in Coral Gables some years back, among other things.

As a veteran of the Real Housewives of Miami, Lea Black is in a particularly good position to assess a presidential election in which, seemingly, the ethos of the reality television genre has collided with the democratic process of choosing the next Commander in Chief.

Lea says she is not surprised by the rise of Donald Trump. Our segment with her is definitely worth listening to. She explains, in detail, why she believes people should not support Donald Trump and why people should vote for Hillary Clinton.

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For 20 years, Lea Black ran one of the most star studded and glamorous charitable events in Miami, The Blacks’ Annual Gala. Over the years, everyone from Tony Bennett to Aretha Franklin performed at it. For a good part of her life, she has been surrounded by rich, famous and powerful people. Offering her thoughts on Donald Trump, she says he is a fraud and con:

“Trump is, if anyone really does their homework and is really objectively paying attention, is just really a fraud and a con. And I didn’t want to believe it. In fact when he first started, I thought, ‘Wow, this is gonna be refreshing and someone will shake it up. And you know, why not get a business person’s involvement and see how it works.’ I was very open minded about it because he, you know, Trump was always a Democrat. He’s never really been a Republican. And I was open minded about it. But the more he’s shown us who he is and exposed himself, the less that I think any intellectually honest person could actually vote for him.”

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With the election nearing, there is one thing that keeps the Social Mayor of Miami up at night:

“I am disappointed in American people that are buying all this. You know, we know who Trump is. We got it. We see who he is. He doesn’t like Muslims. He doesn’t like Blacks. He doesn’t like immigrants. He doesn’t like disabled. You know, he’ll insult somebody whose son was, died saving our lives just because they’re a Muslim. We know who he is. The question that’s been gnawing at me that literally keeps me up at night is who are we to have this many people be willing to set aside their consciousness and their moral compass and their belief in the institutions that they’re destroying to vote for this man.”

Lea Black is someone who likes to make things happen. On what she wants people to do before Election Day, she tells us this:

“I want people to try to reason with people that are considering voting for Trump. And if you can reason with them, convince them of all the reasons why they absolutely cannot vote for him. If you can convince them to vote for Hillary, then take them to the polls and let’s do it. If you can’t convince them to help vote for Hillary, then tell them to stay home if you don’t believe in either one of them. And I want everybody to know when they wake up on Wednesday morning November the 9th that they did everything, single possible thing they could do to make sure that Donald Trump never gets into the White House.”

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Former Congressman Bob Ney of Ohio Talks: Election 2016, the Dysfunctional Political System, Which Candidate Might Be Able to Work Better with Congress, What He’s Up to Now http://www.cyinterview.com/2016/10/former-congressman-bob-ney-of-ohio-talks-election-2016-the-dysfunctional-political-system-which-candidate-might-be-able-to-work-better-with-congress-what-hes-up-to-now/ http://www.cyinterview.com/2016/10/former-congressman-bob-ney-of-ohio-talks-election-2016-the-dysfunctional-political-system-which-candidate-might-be-able-to-work-better-with-congress-what-hes-up-to-now/#respond Sun, 16 Oct 2016 00:00:56 +0000 http://www.cyinterview.com/?p=18983 Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capitol Hill [see here]. Since then, he has become part of the media providing political analysis for Talk Media Service. He appears on numerous radio stations across the country. Additionally, this year he attended both the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention, where he had a front row seat to both parties’ troubles.]]> If you want an insightful perspective on why the American political system is currently dysfunctional, talking to a former member of Congress is a good place to begin. From 1995 to 2006, Congressman Bob Ney of Ohio served during a time of economic prosperity. He and other Republican leaders worked with President Bill Clinton to balance the budget. It was a time when compromise still existed in Washington. Today, the word compromise is not something that often comes up regarding Democrats and Republicans.

Back in 2013, we spoke with Congressman Ney about his book Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capitol Hill [see here]. Since then, he has become part of the media providing political analysis for Talk Media Service. He appears on numerous radio stations across the country. Additionally, this year he attended both the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention, where he had a front row seat to both parties’ troubles.

We welcome back Congressman Ney to give us his thoughts on the 2016 Presidential Election, the dysfunction in Congress and the state of America. Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins us for this 40 minute plus segment.

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On who he thinks will win the 2016 Presidential Election, former Congressman Bob Ney says this:

“This election is still up in the air. I know if the vote were held today it be for Hillary Clinton. But there’s so much going on that that is an upheaval that it’s still gonna be, I think a close race. But no matter who wins, there is going to be a, two things happen. Whether its Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, they’re going to enter the White House with a vast majority of the country against them number one, as we have never seen in an unprecedented way.

Number two, no matter who wins this, whether it’s Clinton or Trump, both political parties are going to go through a dynamic paradigm change and I mean dynamic. It’s gonna be a deciding factor in the next four years I think as to where either political party is going to end up because in different ways, both political parties are in some distress.”

In the 2016 election cycle, there has been little talk about the national debt and the fiscal challenges America faces. Former Congressman Ney believes these are the issues that impact Americans most:

“In my opinion, the number one issue in this country bar none is how you live, how you, and I’m not talking about your civil rights, you know, or something of that nature right now, but how you live economically. And 17 trillion is strangling black and white and you know, straight and gay and middle class and the poor. I mean, it’s strangling everybody of any walk of life that cares about other issues, if you can follow my point. So I know, personal issues.

But number one issue, the number one issue in my opinion is gone, has been gone from this election, neither candidate’s gonna get nailed down and neither party is gonna get nailed down on how you’re gonna solve this monstrous debt that is going to suck the life out of almost every American.”

Bob Ney's book Sideswiped was released in 2013
Bob Ney’s book Sideswiped was released in 2013

When former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and former President Bill Clinton were both in office, the Democratic White House worked together with the then Republican Congress to pass legislation. If the Republicans maintain leadership in Congress, the former Congressman believes Hillary would be a better person for the Republicans to cut a deal with than Donald Trump:

“I go to the flashback of being in Congress with Bill Clinton where the only dumb thing some of my colleagues did was they tried to go out in the election and say we did it all and not Bill Clinton. That was stupid. That was dumb. You know, I gave him his credit. He signed our bills. Now that’s how I put it. He signed the bills we gave him. Ok? So that way we originated it, you know.

But having said that, if I thought Hillary Clinton was like Bill Clinton, I could absolutely, undeniably say to you today she’s gonna get in there and they’re gonna cut some kind of deal. Now I still think she probably will be a better person for the Republicans to get a deal cut with than Donald Trump.”

Today, the former Ohio Congressman works for Talk Media Service where he provides political analysis to a variety of radio programs. On if he will ever run again for Congress, he told us this:

“I’d run as an Independent. And I’ve fantasized about the lines I’d use. I’d say, ‘Ok, these two don’t want to talk about the fact that they haven’t been able to do anything. They’ll want to talk about Jack Abramoff. Raise your hand if you want to spend this hour talking about Jack Abramoff?’ I mean, I’ve thought about this. One of my newspapers, the main newspapers publicly asked me to run twice last year. And I just am not to the point where I really think that I could do anything out there. So I just put it by the wayside right now.”

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Superstar Attorney Gloria Allred Returns to CYInterview to Discuss Presidential Election 2016: The Tightening Polls, Hillary Clinton’s Health, Gary Johnson and The Coming Debates http://www.cyinterview.com/2016/09/superstar-attorney-gloria-allred-returns-to-cyinterview-to-discuss-presidential-election-2016-the-tightening-polls-hillary-clintons-health-gary-johnson-and-the-coming-debates/ http://www.cyinterview.com/2016/09/superstar-attorney-gloria-allred-returns-to-cyinterview-to-discuss-presidential-election-2016-the-tightening-polls-hillary-clintons-health-gary-johnson-and-the-coming-debates/#comments Wed, 14 Sep 2016 04:00:25 +0000 http://www.cyinterview.com/?p=18810 see here]. With polls tightening between candidate Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump and many media outlets questioning the health status of the former Secretary of State, we welcome back Attorney Allred to give her thoughts. Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins us for this CYInterview.]]> A week after the events of the Democratic National Convention, elected California Delegate, powerhouse attorney and CYInterview regular Gloria Allred came by to speak about her thoughts on Hillary Clinton becoming the Democratic nominee for President of the United States [see here].

With polls tightening between candidate Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump and many media outlets questioning the health status of the former Secretary of State, we welcome back Attorney Allred to give her thoughts.

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In recent days, it was reported that Secretary Clinton was recently diagnosed with pneumonia. Attorney Allred agrees that the media’s coverage of Hillary Clinton’s health, compared to how a male presidential candidate’s health would be covered with a similar health challenge, has been sexist:

“Double standard, let’s call it what it is, sexist. … I hope she’s just gonna recover really soon and I am sure she’s getting good medical care and will.”

In 2012, Gloria joined us along with former two term Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson [see here]. The then 2012 and now 2016 Libertarian Candidate for President recently made the news for not understanding an interviewer’s question about Aleppo. Ms. Allred says this about Governor Johnson’s recent headlines:

“I do agree with you Gary Johnson did not get equal treatment when they said you’re done or whatever they’re saying about should you drop out. But you know it has a double edge for Gary Johnson. One, you know obviously it’s embarrassing that he didn’t know, it’s very important, but two, he did get more press attention than he’s generally been getting lately. So you know, is any attention good attention when you’re trying to increase your place in the polls and your identification with voters? I don’t have an answer to that.”

On why Donald Trump should not be President of the United States, Gloria Allred uses a football analogy about his lack of experience to hold the highest office in the land:

“I like the analogy that someone said one time, you know, if you have a losing football team, do you say, ‘Well, good, let’s bring in somebody who has no experience with football and let’s put them in charge and then maybe they’ll do something for the football team.’ That’s ridiculous. Of course you don’t do that. You bring in a coach who has some experience. Maybe it’s gonna be a different coach, but you don’t bring in someone who knows nothing about football.”

With the first Presidential Debate only a few weeks away, Attorney Allred has this advice for Hillary Clinton:

“I think she just needs to continue being Hillary because the Hillary that we know is the Hillary that got her this far. And I think she needs to be careful and not make major mistakes and try to keep it focused on, you know, policy and her vision for the future and not to be brought down by, you know, the kind of mud slinging that he wants to do, which will be to avoid talking about policy.”

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Famed Attorney, Elected Delegate to the Democratic National Convention Gloria Allred, Talks Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump http://www.cyinterview.com/2016/08/famed-attorney-elected-delegate-to-the-democratic-national-convention-gloria-allred-talks-democratic-national-convention-hillary-clinton-and-donald-trump/ http://www.cyinterview.com/2016/08/famed-attorney-elected-delegate-to-the-democratic-national-convention-gloria-allred-talks-democratic-national-convention-hillary-clinton-and-donald-trump/#respond Fri, 05 Aug 2016 01:00:03 +0000 http://www.cyinterview.com/?p=18549 Last week, powerhouse attorney, women’s rights advocate, author and TV judge Gloria Allred attended the Democratic National Convention as an elected delegate from the state of California. Ms. Allred, who has appeared on CYInterview more than any other guest, has participated in many important moments with us over the years, covering a variety of legal, social and political topics.

Reflecting on the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Attorney Allred joins us for her latest segment with us, to talk about what’s at stake in the 2016 Presidential Elections and why Donald Trump cannot be elected to the White House.

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Reflecting on Hillary Clinton becoming the first woman nominated to a major party ticket for President of the United States, at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Gloria said this:

“I know a lot of us know that it was a long battle just for women to win the right to vote. Took from 1848 to 1920, all of us those years, all of those decades just to win the passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which is suffrage, the right to vote for women. So we’ve only had it since 1920. And now the next chapter, which we’ve been fighting for, is equal participation of women in the political process and of course in the world of business and every other aspect of life as well. Finally, after all these years of male presidents, to finally have someone nominated, a female for the highest position of power and responsibility in our nation, it’s just, you know, it’s the next chapter and it’s really important. We’ve always said, you know, that a woman’s place is in the house, the White House and now, we’re gonna work to make this a reality.”

On the presidential campaign of Republican candidate Donald Trump, Attorney Allred believes Mr. Trump could put the country at risk, with his access to nuclear weapons, if he were elected President of the United States:

“If he has, as Hillary Rodham Clinton said, something to the effect of, any candidate who can be baited by a tweet is not someone who should be able to have the nuclear codes in his hands. In other words, this is something that, you know, suddenly he could set off a war. He could be sending nuclear weapons because he doesn’t like what someone from another country said. And this is the way he may retaliate or may respond. I’m not willing to take that risk with my daughter’s life, with my grandchildren’s life, with my life or with anybody else’s life. And so I think that even just that alone disqualifies him for the presidency.”

Additionally, Gloria Allred says that Mr. Trump sets a bad example for the nation:

“The children are watching. The children are watching. And what they’re seeing is not acceptable. We can’t have that for four years and God forbid eight years, God forbid even one day with the President of the United States who is supposed to set the moral tone for everyone in the White House.”

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Last year, Republican Party stalwart, John H. Sununu spoke with us [see here] about his book The Quiet Man: The Indispensable Presidency of George H.W. Bush. The former three time New Hampshire Governor and White House Chief of Staff to President George Herbert Walker Bush joins us again, this time to speak about the 2016 Presidential Election, among other things.

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In an article published on The New Yorker website this week, titled Donald Trump’s Ghostwriter Tells All, Tony Schwartz, who worked with the real estate mogul on his NY Times Bestseller, Art of the Deal, was quoted as saying, “I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization.” The New York Daily News covered that piece in an article titled ‘Art of the Deal’ co-author Tony Schwartz calls Trump a ‘sociopath’ in scathing tell-all: ‘I put lipstick on a pig.’

The most important responsibility the President of the United States has is to solemnly and responsibly act as guardian of America’s nuclear arsenal. When asked about this, in relation to a Trump presidency, former Governor Sununu shared this:

“There is a framework, a chain of command in order to execute something like that and it goes from the President through the Secretary of Defense, through the leadership of the military and frankly the relationship of those pieces to Congress is also an important part of it. And without going into the formal process, the idea of a spontaneous, irresponsible act in my opinion is not really a possibility. You can have a spontaneous response to a true disaster, the system will respond under those conditions. But it’s a much more complicated process to do something in a mode where the country has not been provoked.

And so, that’s not the scenario that worries me the most. The scenario that worries me the most is any president creating a climate of distrust amongst our allies and a climate of fear amongst our enemies would provoke our enemies to do something irrational. The irrational act I’m worried about is an act from our enemies in a climate in which our allies are no longer with us. And then we’ve got to make a decision to go alone and when you make a decision to go alone, that’s when that horrible scenario you talked about may be brought into play.”

When asked about whether former Republican Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson, who is running for President on the Libertarian ticket – with William Weld, a former Republican Governor of Massachusetts as his running mate – might serve as a viable alternative to Republican voters and fiscal conservatives who do not feel well served by Donald Trump, the former White House Chief of Staff had this to say:

“Here’s what voters are gonna have to decide amongst the three candidates that you’ve laid out there Trump, Clinton and then the Johnson ticket, they’re going to have to decide whether they can live with a Hillary Clinton presidency. Because there is no scenario I can think of in which there’s a viable alternative to Hillary Clinton other than the Republican nominee. So if people are not uncomfortable with a Hillary Clinton presidency, they might be inclined to go to [Gary] Johnson.”

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said this week that the Bush family is behaving childishly for not attending the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. The Bush family is considered Republican Party royalty. As a friend of the family, Mr. Sununu offered this about them not attending:

“I find it perfectly logical that the Bush family has chosen not to attend the convention. I’ve chosen not to go to the convention. The convention is not a convenient place to move around under the current security conditions, among other reasons. And frankly, they had a son in the campaign and for whatever reason, whether its issues or personality, the family has chosen not to be publicly supportive of Mr. Trump and chose not to go to the convention. I understand, you know, people are people. They have feelings. They have sensitivity. … As much as people are saying the Bushs should’ve gotten over it, I think the Trumps should get over it and move on.”

Finally, giving his personal thoughts on the current political climate in America, he offered this:

“I feel in a way, anger at the anger that has been created by a lack of leadership. And I think one of the reasons we have the political situation we have is people are angry, but they don’t know where to focus their anger. And so it’s always easier to be angrier at your friends than your enemies.”

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The former executive of the Granite State felt there was a need to highlight President Bush’s domestic accomplishments during the 41st President’s White House years. With the permission of the former President and his wife Barbara, Governor Sununu penned The Quiet Man.

In his book, Mr. Sununu reflects back on a variety of key moments during the administration when he was in the room with the President, and other key figures from the administration, while major policy decisions were hashed out.

We welcomed the former Governor and White House Chief of Staff to talk about his book on President George H. W. Bush, as well as to discuss some of the important issues facing the nation today. Featured columnist Jay Bildstein hosted this compelling conversation.

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Elaborating on why he wrote The Quiet Man: The Indispensable Presidency of George H. W. Bush, Governor Sununu said this:

“As you look back over the years, you begin to assess how certain things have been evaluated by history and I had seen that the presidency of George Herbert Walker Bush was constantly getting upgraded if you will in the eyes of the academics and the historians. But even as that was happening, I thought they had missed a great deal of what he had accomplished, particularly on the domestic side. So I felt I should at least put my perspective between the two covers of a book and put the historical data out there as a reference point that people could work against and I had to go up and tell the President I was gonna break a promise I made to him that I wasn’t gonna write a kiss and tell book, but he was completely enthusiastic about my going ahead and doing it. And so I did it in comfort so to speak.”

President George H. W. Bush, is a man with an impressive resume including serving as a Navy Pilot who was shot down in World War II, graduating from Yale, being a business man, serving as a Congressman, Ambassador to the United Nations, Envoy to China, Director of the CIA and two term Vice President under Ronald Reagan. The former White House Chief of Staff states that the first President Bush is a man who believes in giving something back:

“He wanted to contribute to the process. He asked from example to go to China at a time when nobody thought a post in China had any value and it was I think representative of a real personality trait that was significant in the President. He liked to see things first hand. He liked to interact in areas that he thought had significance for the future. He liked to get involved in things that he thought could make a contribution to the strength of the country and improving things around the world. He really was a give back guy and after his business career, the government careers were all in that context of giving something back to the system.”

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From left to right: White House Chief of Staff Ken Duberstein, President Ronald Regan, President Elect George H. W. Bush and Governor John Sununu on the day before Bush’s Presidential Inauguration

Inspired to inform readers about the domestic achievements of the 41st President of the United States, in his book The Quiet Man, the author shares some of those accomplishments with us:

“George Bush passed more domestic legislation than any President except Lyndon Johnson and Franklin Roosevelt, and it was important legislation, the Clean Air Bill, the deregulation of energy, the Civil Rights Act, the Americans for Disabilities Act, reform of the agricultural process to provide incentives for exports which stimulated the U.S. now being the largest exporter of agricultural products in the world, really strengthened our farm system. He addressed things like, with a crime bill and legislation that dealt with immigration. So across the board, this was a President that cared about domestic policy.”

Mr. Sununu, the former conservative host of CNN’s Crossfire, writes in his book about George H. W. Bush, “He wanted to help people solve problems themselves instead of doing the solving for them, and he realized that different people have different needs.” On what that means to the former Chief of Staff today, he offered this:

“People need to be given the tools to help themselves. They need to be given education and training so that they can function in the workplace. The families that want to have the mother in the workplace needed assistance in terms of child care and yet Bush wanted to make sure that the child care didn’t just build up child care institutions, but provided the money to families in terms of vouchers that they could use in the child care enterprise of their choice even if they had to be church based facilities. There use to be a prohibition against using that kind of support in community, church based facilities, and he fought to make sure that was put into the legislation. So his focus was in trying to reinforce the strength of the individual rather than the strength of institutions to provide the assistance”

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Former White House Chief of Staff John Sununu’s book is titled The Quiet Man: The Indispensable Presidency of George H. W. Bush

At the 1988 Republican National Convention, then candidate George H. W. Bush uttered the words, “Read my lips: no new taxes.” Some believe those words contributed heavily to his not being elected to a second White House term, because there were tax increases while he was President. John Sununu states in his book that, “Peggy Noonan, who had been brought in to write the speech, liked it, as did the vice president’s communications guru, Roger Ailies – so it stayed.” Speaking of his thoughts on that phrase, the then cochairman of Bush’s 1988 presidential campaign said this:

“I really didn’t have an input into it. I was not involved in the process, but when I heard the line, I got a little bit nervous because as a former Governor, at that time as a sitting Governor, I knew that legislation always comes along with an increase in taxes and fees just to make adjustments for inflation. And so making such an absolute statement made me a little bit nervous, but I never to be honest with you, never anticipated the real impact that that had on the Bush presidency and how it impacted his effort to get a second term.”

When asked for his thoughts on today’s Federal Government, the former White House Chief of Staff shared this:

“Everyone talks about gridlock in Washington and this pointing at Congress all the time, but whatever party Congress is controlled by, it really needs the leadership of a president in order to deliver and perform. And if there’s no presidential leadership, there can be no breaking of gridlock, there can be no breaking of gridlock without presidential leadership. And frankly we have just not gotten it in my opinion in the last six and a half years. We get rhetoric, but you have to spend political capital in order to lead. George Bush was willing to do that.

We talked about the political penalty he took for accepting a multi-year budget that had some taxes in it, but that budget produced the surpluses and the economic growth and prosperity of the 90s. And so leadership is what we want our Presidents to do and leadership is not always easy. Leadership requires hard work, it requires significant preparation. It requires some smarts and understanding. It requires a good team and it requires you to spend the political capital I mentioned and I just don’t think we’re getting it today.”

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White House Chief of Staff John Sununu with President George H. W. Bush, Pope John Paul II and First Lady Barbara Bush. Photo Credit: George Bush Library and Museum

Being that he headed his father’s staff at the White House, we asked Governor Sununu if he would be endorsing or advising current candidate for the Republican Presidential Nomination and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. In his response, he also shared his thoughts on the 2016 Republican field for President:

“I have been working awfully hard not to be in a position to have to endorse anyone in this campaign. I have too many close friends in this race. But I will say I do believe the country needs either a Governor or a former Governor, someone who has dealt with making executive decisions, who has had to really work with the legislature, who has had to figure out how to lead. … I think the mess we’re in right now requires us, puts us in a position where we’d be better off if we were able to elect a Governor or a former Governor. Fortunately there’s a handful of those in the Republican process here and I think that one of them may succeed.

I have talked to Jeb Bush. He’s a dear friend. He did a fantastic job as Governor in Florida. I’ve talked to Scott Walker, you know, they all, this is New Hampshire. They all knock on the door and come in and have a cup of coffee and I try to give each one of them that asks the very best advice I can because my feeling about all of this is that the better they all do in the process, the better nominee we get, the better President we get out of that and so I am willing to give advice to anybody that asks.”

Currently businessman, NY Times Bestselling Author and TV personality Donald Trump is leading certain polls for the Republican nomination for President of the United States. Mr. Trump has made some inflammatory comments on immigration and has been making national headlines. On whether the Republican Party should ignore Donald Trump at all costs, former White House Chief of Staff Sununu said this:

“I think the country should ignore Donald Trump at all costs.”

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