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THINK! America – Weekend of April. 14, 2018 – Show #2

Topics - April 14, 2018 - Show #2. Guest: Christopher Lewis, Market Analyst and Wealth Broker.

Topics and Guest – April 14, 2018 – Show #2

Many progressives are hoping President Trump will get his comeuppance in the 2020 election by losing the majority of the Evangelical vote. They’re hopeful in light of a couple of recent scandals. First, the porn star’s Stormy Daniel’s highly publicized lawsuit against Trump claiming he paid her off a month before the election. Second, former Playboy model Karen McDougal claiming her affair with Trump. NPR reported that there’s talk that some evangelical leaders may meet with Trump in June to talk about these scandals and
his divisive leadership style, because they fear losing Republican seats in the mid-terms. Evangelicals helped propel Trump to residential victory with 80% of their vote saying “we’re not electing a pastor”. Do you think their vote for the President will wane in 2020?

Conservative comedies: With the ABC success of Roseanne, the Redo, Fox may do a remake of Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing.” Allen is a proud Trump supporter who harbors conservative affiliations. The success of Roseanne the Redo shows that there may be an untapped market for network execs to explore. Will more conservative comedies surface and what will the story lines show? Conservative
ideas are not edgy (they’re classical and traditional), so what should writers write about to get the laugh and not be laughed at, or mocked?

Interview: Christopher Lewis, Market Analyst and Wealth Broker. Topic: Topsy-turfy markets because of the tete a tete over tariffs. President Trump has said for years that China is taking us in our trade deals. He even campaigned on how unfair China is in this regard. Will this escalate to a trade war? What will that mean for investors?

Is there such a thing as “fake hate?” The term “fake hate” was used by Rose Namajunas, the Ultimate Fighting Championship straw-weight title holder. The UFC industry promotes fights by opponents belittling, insulting and trash talking each other. Namajunas, in an interview with USA Today Sports, he said “I can’t stand all this fake hate. Ego and fear and different negative forces push people into a
talking a certain way about each other. If there is a genuine disdain, sure, why not? But why generate hate for the sake of it?”
Do you think the media and government promotes fake hate with their constant coverage of racism, sexism, etc? If so,
why and how do we resist it?