Posts Tagged ‘Donald Trump’

SECRETS AND LIES REPUBLICAN STYLE

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We’re only as sick as our darkest secrets and our lies takes on a whole new meaning this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast when joining me at my table to discuss the latest political news is my partner in politics former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper, and in our second half-hour Pulitzer Prize winning author of the extraordinary book WILMINGTON’S LIE, THE MURDEROUS COUP OF 1898 AND THE RISE OF WHITE SUPREMACY, David Zucchino.

Trump, Fox News hosts, the entire Republican Party have been lying to their supporters about Covid-19 and the safety and efficacy of the Covid-19 vaccine. But now the chickens, as they say, have come home to roost. Thanks to reluctant MAGAs, a virus that could be easily eradicated thanks to the vaccine is infecting the unvaccinated with a vengeance and those who took the vaccine are finding themselves at greater risk due to the recalcitrant Republicans and the new Covid variant. It’s nonsensical. Why are Republican leaders and Fox News hosts lying to their own, when they themselves are vaccinated?  Tune in to hear Halli go off on that subject and more, including the first January 6 Select Committee hearing, where more Republican secrets and lies are being uncovered.

In our second half-hour Halli introduces you to Pulitzer Prize winning, North Carolina author DAVID ZUCCHINO. A contributing writer for the New York Times, Zucchino has covered wars and civil conflicts in more than three dozen countries and is a four-time Pulitzer Prize finalist for his reporting in Iraq, Lebanon, Africa, and inner-city Philadelphia. And now he has won yet another coveted Pulitzer for his extraordinary non-fiction national bestselling book WILMINGTON’S LIE, THE MURDEROUS COUP OF 1898 AND THE RISE OF WHITE SUPREMACY, a gripping account of one of the most disturbing, though virtually unknown, political events in American history. David writes brilliantly, he is an even better talker. This is an interview you don’t want to miss.

We’re only as sick as our secrets and lies. Covid-19, the January 6 Commission, infrastructure, Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis, this week in Tucker Carlson, white supremacy and that’s just where we begin. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast with Matthew Cooper the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. See you there!

REPUBLICAN’S COME-TO-JESUS MOMENT?

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Have the Republicans had a come-to-Jesus-moment on the Covid-19 vaccine? That question sets us up for a rollicking conversation on Covid-19, possible mask mandates, the state of the Republican Party and oh, so much more this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast, when joining me at my table for the full hour to discuss the latest political news is my partner in politics former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper.

After a year of poo-pooing the efficacy and need of the Covid-19 vaccine, with Fox News hosts actually saying Covid-19 was a hoax and the vaccine unnecessary, Fox hosts are touting the vaccine’s effectiveness, including Sean Hannity. Right-wing Trump fanatics like Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La) are getting jabbed publicly, just as the extremely infectious Covid-19 Delta variant takes hold, and  infections rates skyrocket throughout the country, but mostly in Red States. Is this a real Republican come-to-Jesus-moment? Do the Republicans know something we don’t? Or are they finally coming to the realization that their political stance was actually killing their own constituents? But there’s more. There’s Kevin McCarthy’s determination to de-legitimize the January 6 Commission, the indictment of Trump’s friend and crony Tom Barrack, questions about the infrastructure deal President Biden needs and what happens if he doesn’t get it and we’re just getting started.

REPUBLICANS COME-TO-JESUS-MOMENT

The Republican Party’s come-to-Jesus-moment, the January 6 Commission, Trump’s bevy of dirty, rotten scoundrels, anti-Semitism, infrastructure, Covid-19, Cuba, and whatever happened to the Matt Gaetz July indictment — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. We pack a lot into the hour. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast with Matthew Cooper the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. See you there!

TRUMP LOVES HITLER, WAT?

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Trump loves Hitler, wat? Trump is back and as they say with a vengeance. Did he ever go away? And that’s just where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast, when joining me at my table for the full hour to discuss the latest revelation that Trump actually said “Hitler did a lot of good” and so much more is my partner in politics, former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper.

According to excerpts of an upcoming book from Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender, then-President Donald Trump allegedly praised Adolf Hitler during a discussion with his White House chief of staff John Kelly in 2018 while on a trip to Paris to commemorate the armistice after World War I. “Well, Hitler did a lot of good things,” Trump reportedly told Kelly, who was explaining to the 45th President who the allies and adversaries were in both World Wars, according to Bender. Bender also writes in the book that Trump was “undeterred” and persisted in his defense of the German dictator by claiming the country made economic gains under Hitler’s leadership. You can’t make this stuff up folks.

Trump loves Hitler, wat?

But that’s not all. Covid-19 infections are rising throughout the country. We look at the alarming increase in cases and wonder why so many aren’t alarmed. Should vaccines be mandated to save us all? Joe Manchin remains on our radar as he continues to be in control of the American government. Should we be losing patience with President Joe Biden’s failure to get Manchin inline with his party? According to a leaked video of Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), obstruction is the playbook for Republicans. Is that why Roy or anyone was sent to Congress — to obstruct?” Majorie Taylor Greene invokes the Holocaust again. Why hasn’t she been expelled from Congress? And is Elvis Presley Jewish?  

Trump loves Hitler, wat? Ashli Babbitt a martyr? This week in Tucker Carlson. Whatever happened to the Matt Gaetz indictment? — and we’re just getting started. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast with Matthew Cooper the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. See you there!

RUDY GIULIANI, THE HAIR DYE MADE ME DO IT!

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Rudy Giuliani, the hair dye made me do it, and now disgraced lawyer who had his law license suspended this week is where we begin on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast when joining me at my table for the full hour to discuss what was truly an unusually interesting week in politics is my partner in politics, former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper.

It’s stunning! Once the beloved Mayor of New York City, known as America’s Mayor, Rudy Giuliani served as United States Associate Attorney General and United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Then Giuliani hitched his wagon to former President Donald Trump, and as the eloquent Lincoln Project co-founder, Rick Wilson, once said: “Everything that Trump touches dies, hashtag #ETTD — Giuliani’s law license suspended by the New York Court citing “uncontroverted evidence that Giuliani communicated demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large in his capacity as lawyer for former President Donald J. Trump and the Trump campaign.” But that’s just where we begin. Speaker Nancy Pelosi finally announced that she is creating a commission to investigate what she said are “many questions” about the events leading up to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol and the federal response to that day. There’s so much more. Did Joe Biden’s loss to protect voting rights and shore up American democracy by the Republican’s filibuster cement the outcome of the 2022 elections? Is Kamala Harris the new Democrat the media loves to hate? Has Governor Ron DeSantis turned Florida into Floridistan? We discuss the Catholic Church, General Millie’s takedown of Rep. Matt Gaetz, Trump’s bucking the court order to turn over his tax returns to Congress, and that’s just where we begin. Tune in.

RUDY GIULIANI THE HAIR DYE MADE ME DO IT!

Rudy Giuliani, the hair dye made me do it, the Jan. 6 Commission, voter’s rights, Joe Manchin, infrastructure, Rep. Adam Schiff, oh, my, you’re going to want to tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast with Matthew Cooper the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. See you there!

SPICY BIDEN, VLAD PUTIN & Halli’s FRUSTRATION, OH MY!

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Spicy Biden, Vlad Putin, and Halli’s exasperation! Oh, my, do we have a show for you when joining me at my table this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is my partner in politics, former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper, and in our second half-hour my friend and Putin expert, Franz Sedelmayer, the only individual ever to collect money from Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

Maybe, or maybe not the most important thing to come of the much touted Biden and Putin summit happened in a Biden press conference following the summit, when Spicy Biden jumped down the throat of CNN White House correspondent Kaitlin Collins. The always polite and measured President gave us a rare glimpse of his Irish, deliberate? Matt and I discuss. There’s more, this was a week of revelations into how far the former guy Trump was willing to go to retain power. But also revealed, how reticent the Democratic Party for all its protestations is willing to go to finish Trump. The frustration is not just mine. Washington Post columnist Greg Sargent and legal scholar, Laurence Tribe are among the many starting to voice their frustration at the do-nothing Democrats. There’s a lot more on our weekly politics review. Tune in.

SPICY BIDEN, VLAD PUTIN & HALLI'S FRUSTRATION!

In my second half-hour, I welcome back my go-to guy on all things Vladimir Putin, Franz Sedelmeyer. Once the best of friends, Putin and then President Boris Yeltsin expropriated Sedelmayer’s Russian company at great financial cost to Sedelmayer who didn’t take what happened lightly. Despite risk to himself, he took his case to the international court and beat Putin in a 20-year campaign against the Kremlin and won, the intrepid Franz Sedelmayer the only individual ever to collect money from Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

Spicy Biden, Vlad Putin, and Halli’s exasperation! Oh, my, you’re going to want to tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast with Matthew Cooper, and this week’s special guest Franz Sedelmayer, the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. See you there!

TRUMP, BIBI, GAETZ, THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR & CICADAS?

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Trump, Bibi, Gaetz, the Revolutionary War and cicadas — that’s just where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli is her partner in politics, former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper, and New York Times bestselling author Patrick K. O’Donnell whose new book THE INDESPENSIBLES is already on bestseller lists nationwide.

Everything changes and everything remains the same, well maybe. Trump is back in the news (did he ever go away?), insisting he’ll be reinstated as President by August. It appears that the longest serving Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu’s 12-year run is coming to an end, but maybe not. Be careful when you count Bibi down and out. Rep. Matt Gaetz is possibly facing obstruction charges (will he ever be arrested?), Covid-19 is on the wane, jobs are coming back, and, oh, Halli has some advice on how to handle the Democrat’s Joe Manchin problem.  

TRUMP, BIBI, GAETZ, THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR & CICADAS?

In our second half-hour, Halli talks with New York Times bestselling author, Patrick K. O’Donnell about his latest highly-touted book THE INDISPENSABLES. O’Donnell brings us a vivid account of an impressive Revolutionary War unit, a Massachusetts regimen, weaving a gripping narrative that captures the extraordinary story of fighting men of whom few Americans have ever heard but who nonetheless proved themselves “indispensable” to the cause of American liberty. And for the record, the similarities to the state of our burgeoning nation then, bear uncanny similarities to where we are today.

Trump, Bibi, Gaetz, the Revolutionary War and cicadas, the January 6 Commission, anti-Semitism, Israel, Mike Flynn, infrastructure, bipartisanship, Joe Manchin, President Joe Biden…there’s a lot to get to. Tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Matthew Cooper, the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. Here we go!

LIZ CHENEY, HEROINES, & CUCKOO BIRDS

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Liz Cheney as an American heroine, the untold story of the daring resistance efforts of the heroic Jewish women in the Polish ghettos of the Nazi occupation — women as heroines takes center stage on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show this week when joining Halli is her partner in politics, former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper, and author of the grippingly told, THE LIGHT OF DAYS, Judy Batalion.

LIZ CHENEY

To no one’s surprise Rep. Liz Cheney was ousted from her leadership position in the Republican Party in a 16 minute voice vote, Republican leadership lacking the courage to record individual votes, thus making Cheney the Opposition Leader to a party gone cuckoo for Trump. But that is only a part of this week’s Republican crazy. After taking her freak show on the road with alleged pedophile Rep. Matt Gaetz,  Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outside the House chamber on Wednesday afternoon, began shouting at her, asking why Ocasio-Cortez supports Antifa, a far-left activist group, and Black Lives Matter, falsely labeling them “terrorist” groups. Who is going to rein in Taylor Greene? Not one of her fello cuckoos. But that’s just where we begin. Oh, the drama! Things get a little heated on the subject of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Tune in. You might need a Compari and soda by the time Halli and Matt are done.

LIZ CHENEY

We return to sanity in our second half-hour when Halli is joined by author Judy Batalion here to talk about her new book THE LIGHT OF DAYS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF WOMEN RESISTANCE FIGHTERS IN HITLER’S GHETTOS. Of the many stories out of World War II, one of the most extraordinary has remained hidden until now: the daring resistance efforts of Jewish women in the Polish ghettos of the Nazi occupation. Defiant, rebellious, this is the recounting of the unsung women who worked together, and risked their lives in their David-and-Goliath fight against the Nazi’s. Grippingly told, THE LIGHT OF DAYS sheds light on the invaluable role these heroines played in fighting against and surviving Hitler’s Final Solution.

Liz Cheney heroine, the cuckoo GOP, what to do about out-of-control Marjorie Taylor Greene, what to do about he says he’s a Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin, Covid-19, the fragile economy, Joe Biden’s Infrastructure plan, even J Lo and Ben Affleck make an appearance. There’s a lot to get to. Tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Matthew Cooper and guest author Judy Batalion, the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. Here we go!

SHOT’S IN ARMS, CHECK’S IN MAIL, SHOVEL’S IN GROUND…

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Shot’s in the arms, check’s in the mail, shovel’s in the ground and  that’s where we are in America today and where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast when Halli and her partner in politics, former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper, slice and dice the political news of the week.

SHOT'S IN THE ARM, CHECK'S IN THE MAIL, SHOVEL'S IN THE GROUND...
SHOT’S IN THE ARM, CHECK’S IN THE MAIL, SHOVEL’S IN THE GROUND…

And what a week it has been. Congressman Matt Gaetz and Gaetzgate are at the top of our list of subjects to discuss. The New York Times is reporting that Gaetz asked White House officials for blanket preemptive pardons for himself and other congressional allies of Trump. Is that what an innocent man does? Venerable news magazine 60 Minutes took on another Florida politico, Governor Ron DeSantis, accusing of him participating with Florida’s top supermarket chain, Publix, in a pay for play scheme, giving the large donors to DeSantis’s PAC the exclusive rights to distribute the Covid-19 vaccine. Was it a hit or a miss for 60 Minutes and/or Ron DeSantis? We discuss. And what of Covid-19? President Joe Biden has overseen a nearly flawless roll-out of the vaccine. Following his extraordinary legislative accomplishment with the passing of the stimulus package, Biden might be the least polarizing figure to sit in the most powerful position in Washington, and one of the most surprisingly successful. Can he continue his success with his Infrastructure Bill?

Those stories and the MLB and the moving of the All-Star Game out of Atlanta to Denver, Republican voter suppression efforts, former House Speaker John Boehner’s scintillating new book, does Israel Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu pull together a coalition government? Derek Chauvin, George Floyd…there’s a lot to get to and here we go. Join Halli and Matthew Cooper on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too.

THE TRUMP CULT & ITS BAD BOYS

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Matt Gaetz, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Tucker Carlson, oh yeah, and Donald Trump. What do they have in common? They are members of the Trump Cult and a GOP gone bad boys and that’s where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast when Halli and her partner in politics, former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper, slice and dice the political news of the week. We bring it all together in our second half-hour when Halli is joined by Dr. Steven Hassan, the author of the eye-opening book THE CULT OF TRUMP in which he expertly takes us through a fascinating, engaging exploration of the coercive control technique Donald Trump used daily as president and continues to deploy in his post presidency.

THE TRUMP CULT & ITS BAD BOYS
THE TRUMP CULT & ITS BAD BOYS

But in our first half-hour: Republican Florida Representative Matt Gaetz, a member in standing of the Trump Cult, is under investigation by the Department of Justice over an alleged sexual relationship he had with a 17-year-old girl and investigators are examining whether the congressman has violated federal sex trafficking laws. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is accused of fudging the state’s Covid-19 numbers, covering up as many as 14,000 deaths. Gaetz ran to Fox News’ Tucker Carlson to defend himself and may have implicated the firebrand anchor his naughty-boy antics, and all three are dyed-in-the-wool Trump cultists, which makes you wonder what’s the criteria for becoming a member of the Trump Cult?

THE TRUMP CULT & ITS BAD BOYS

We answer that question and take a deep-dive into the cult of Trump in our second half-hour. Calling Republican lawmakers members of a cult has been a favorite moniker of the press, but is there such a thing as a Trump Cult? Steven Hassan, PH.D., a mental health professional who has been helping people leave destructive cults since 1976, after he was deprogrammed from Sun-Myung Moon’s Unification Church, The Moonies, by his family. He has written a must-read book, THE CULT OF TRUMP, and has some shocking things to tell us when he talks with Halli.

The Cult of Trump, Matt Gaetz, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Tucker Carlson, Joe Biden, Covid-19, Infrastructure, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin Trial, migrants, Israel’s election we’ve got it all for you.  Tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too.

MARJORIE TAYLOR GREEN – A PUTSCH BY ANY OTHER NAME…

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), QAnon believer is not an outlier in the Republican Party. She is the Republican Party and all it stands for and that’s where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Podcast with Matthew Cooper. How did the Republican Party go from being the party of small government, fiscal responsibility, and the protector of individual freedom to the home of Fascism, MAGAs, White Supremacists and kooks? Part of the answer to that question can be found in the powerful story of World War II told by David King in his book THE TRIAL OF ADOLF HITLER: THE BEER HALL PUTSCH AND THE RISE OF NAZI GERMANY, Halli’s conversation with Mr. King, the subject of our second half-hour.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, sadly, is no anomaly in the Republican Party, now the home of Christian Nationalists, conspiracy believers, White Supremacists, anti-Semitic

s, and liars. It’s easy and fair to blame former President Donald Trump for the demise of the once Grand Old Party, but he merely took advantage of the what has long been brewing in the party. While characters like Taylor Greene were once the few, they are now the many. How did this happen? Is the press doing a good job on reporting the reality? The U.S.A. is on dangerous footing when storming the Capitol, likened to Hitler’s Beer Hall Putsch, an attempted coup by GOP believers, ginned up by then sitting President Donald Trump and the likes of Taylor Greene, Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz is acceptable by half of the members of Congress.

BEER HALL PUTSCH

Answers lie in New York Times bestselling author David King’s historical account, THE TRIAL OF ADOLF HITLER, THE BEER HALL PUTSCH AND THE RISE OF NAZI GERMANY. The story begins February 26, 1924 when ten defendants are gathered in a packed Munich courtroom to begin their trial for high treason. All ten were members or allies of the Nazi Party. Four months prior, they had attempted a coup at a rowdy meeting in a local beer hall, an event quickly dubbed “the Beer Hall Putsch” by the press. The coup failed, ending in a massacre of Nazis at the hands of the state police. The trial was widely expected to sound the death knell for the Nazi Party. Instead Hitler and the party emerged more driven, popular, and powerful than before, launching the Nazi Party on its way to national and international importance, solidifying the power and popularity of the trial’s unlikely star defendant: the ‘everyman’ hero, Adolf Hitler. Does January 6, 2021 come to mind? Sound familiar?

Marjorie Taylor Greene

Marjorie Taylor Greene, the GOP, Fascism, QAnon, Donald Trump, Adolf Hitler, The Beer Hall Putsch, history, Nazi Germany, Washington D.C., coups…is history repeating itself? Two important conversations this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. Let’s talk politics!

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