Was it the Comey statement about the emails coming 10 days before the election, the Russian hack or that blacks and Latinos stayed at home? Or was it something missing in her message about the economy that caused Hillary, quite unexpectedly, to lose key swing states that Obama won handily in 2008 and 2012? In an unvarnished post mortem of the election, Veteran pollster and political analyst Doug Schoen tells Jim that voters rejected Hillary Clinton because her game plan failed to get across to voters how she would create lost jobs.
Black voting declined in the 2016 presidential election by 8%, contributing to Donald Trump’s stunning upset victory. Was this because of voter suppression or were many sitting it out as a protest against the failure of the Nation’s first black President to deliver on his promise? Princeton’s African American Studies Department Chair, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., author of the bestseller, Democracy in Black—How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, tells Jim why many blacks are taking a pass on the vote for President.
During the primaries, the media, as a group, gave Donald Trump over two billion dollars in free publicity because he was more entertaining than informative. They now are seen as destroying his candidacy. Inside Edition’s Deborah Norville tells Jim how the media have dramatically influenced a presidential campaign unlike any other in American history.
Hillary Clinton has endured scandal, investigation and attack like no other candidate for President. Yet, as a preacher in a Michigan church put it, she has learned to “take a lickin’ and keep on tickin.’” Veteran journalist and author Nina Burleigh has covered Hillary for most of the past 25 years. She tells Jim of why women and others give Hillary a virtually insurmountable electoral advantage.
Presidential hopeful Donald Trump wants to deport six million illegal Mexican immigrants, including their families, who may be birthright American citizens, and then build a wall along our southern border by confiscating $12 billion earned by Mexicans in the United States. Council on Foreign Relations Latin American expert Shannon O’Neil tells Jim whether the Trump plan is bad for America.
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