Sep 3, 2021
Kale is joined today by his brother Mark
Zelden, a long-time Capitol Hill guy, to discuss the Trump
administration from the inside. Mark talks about the differences
between Trump and the so-called Republican Establishment, and his
own journey from skeptic to supporter.
They discuss the unintended consequences
of free trade, the unexpected Trump win, the move to the transition
team, and the shocking experiences of the first crazy days
especially after the Russia storm hits hard two weeks into the
Mark and Kale move on to talk about
polarization, and Trump as a symptom and not a cause. This
polarization has been manufactured, and it's roots reach back over
30 years oftentimes inadvertently caused by otherwise
understandable reforms. The surrounding culture of members of
congress altered the politics.
Seeing Trump in the context of Obama
illuminates and exposes these already grooved trends. The
character that haunts all of these long trends is of course
President Biden, nearing the half-century mark of time in
Washington. Mark closes on why he thinks the President will not be
removed, and why Trump will be elected in 2024. Buckle up.