What You Need to Know is Donald Trump thinks outside the box. There’s a huge hunger for solutions to our nation’s problems, and those solutions just aren’t coming from the usual places. Trump is getting headlines (objections from Big Media) over his unusual suggestions, but maybe it’s time for outside the box. From tariffs to bombing the cartels and beyond, Trump is always reliable to think outside the normal categories and get earned media off of it.
Ronald Kessler, investigative reporter and author, talks about his latest opinion piece — Blame Legalized Marijuana for Increased Mass Shootings. Ron also discusses being ahead of his time in his writing of The Secrets of the FBI. He has a lot to say about the era of Jim Comey and Christopher Wray. Be sure to visit his website RonaldKessler.com.
Alan D. Gaff, historian, author, and President of Historical Investigations, talks us through his new book Field of Corpses: Arthur St. Clair and the Death of an American Army. All too often, Gaff says, American history skips from the War for Independence straight to the War of 1812, but a lot of vital history happened in between! Find all of his books and work at AlanDGaff.com.
Wrap Up: Last week’s coverage of Trump’s arrest and subsequent public comments prove that Trump is more popular than ever. Every network got major bumps from their coverage of Trump’s every moment. They know where the money and ratings are. The problem for them is Trump knows how to harness their negative coverage into positive energy.