June 29, 2020
Episode 63

Talking the Trumpocalypse with David Frum

Many of you may be surprised by my guest today. David Frum is a proud conservative, having served in the George W. Bush administration as a speechwriter, where he is credited with coining the phrase “axis of evil.”  He and I don’t agree on a lot of things.

But it turns out Donald Trump is the great uniter after all. Following on the success of his book Trumpocracy, David has just released his book Trumpocalypse: Restoring American Democracy. It’s a powerful argument against Trumpism, and I hope you all will put politics aside and listen. He has interesting and important things to say.

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Intro
David Frum: Trump's behaviour consistent with Putin having a hold on him https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JLnwQ40BRU
George W Bush's First State Of The Union Speech - "Axis Of Evil", Iranians React To Us "Axis Of Evil - AP Archive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KCf3g6fJxo
David Frum says U.S. need to be 'very worried' about what Trump will do if he loses election - CTV News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ILFdVdEWLQ
David Frum says U.S. need to be 'very worried' about what Trump will do if he loses election - CTV News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ILFdVdEWLQ
Obama delivers diatribe against GOP: 'What happened to the Republican party?' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-efRb8fjngQ
Cuomo asks Republican why GOP won't condemn Trump's attacks - CNN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eed_RktjO54
The Creeping Authoritarianism Of President Donald Trump | All In | MSNBC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSlJAUJ1cZQ
David Frum: Trump's behaviour consistent with Putin having a hold on him https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JLnwQ40BRU
Tax Cut Failure
The Trump and GOP Tax Law Has Been an Utter Failure | Op-Ed | NowThis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqy8emCfA5I
Trump Polarizing America
How polarizing is Donald Trump? - Pew Research Center https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhZSTfJbZXU
GOP Evolution
Opinion | Trump owns the Republican Party, and there's no going back https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5reieFLF4k
Republicans Ditching Trump
John Boehner: ‘There Is No Republican Party. There’s A President Trump Party’ | Hardball | MSNBC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOOuzAtfrxE
2 Republican senators take on Trump- ABC News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpI7wU80CgQ
Joe Walsh: Trump's response 'almost treasonous... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGAZpTrEoFg
Frum on Consipiracy Theories/Guns
David Frum, "Trumpocracy" - Politics and Prose https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-KFIGmIAs0
Frum on New Book "Trumpocalypse"
David Frum takes on Donald Trump in new book | Your Morning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6r9aIBYbPow
Outro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-efRb8fjngQ
Obama delivers diatribe against GOP: 'What happened to the Republican party?'

Show Credits

Host: Alyssa Milano
Executive Producer: Alyssa Milano
Associate Producer: Ben Jackson
Editing and Sound Production: Natasha Jacobs
Music by: Josh Cooke & Eleisha Eagle