On Thursday’s show, Ed gives commentary on Donald Trump preparing to name Indiana Gov. Mike Pence his running mate. We are joined by Richard Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, to discuss this and other news of the day.
On Wednesday’s show Ed gives more commentary on Sen. Bernie Sanders’ endorsement of Hillary Clinton. We are joined by former Communications Workers Of America President Larry Cohen to discuss where the movement goes from here.
Ted Cruz stunned and upset the Republican National Convention crowd last night with his refusal to endorse Donald Trump. He told the crowd to “vote your conscience” in November. To discuss Cruz’s speech and what Donald Trump might say on the last night of the RNC, chairman of the American Conservative Union, Matt Schlapp, joins ‘News with Ed’ and says he hasn’t seen a speech like Cruz’s at a convention since 1976. Schlapp also points out that the Trump’s convention ending address will be the “most important presentation he will make in his entire adult life.”
Donald Trump certainly has a lot of negatives, but he’s done well enough with Republicans so far to find himself as the GOP presidential nominee. What is it about Donald Trump that has resonated most with the American people? Rob Eno, director of research for Conservative Review, joins ‘News with Ed’ and says that Trump’s focus on national security (including securing the borders and dealing with Islamic terrorism) and creating jobs with better trade deals are his keys to victory.
What can we expect to hear from Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention grand finale? The language in a leaked draft of his speech points towards talk of more unity and touches on topics like US inner cities and education. RT America’s Lindsay France joins ‘News with Ed,’ and she spoke to US Representative Renee Ellmers (R-North Carolina) who told France she wants to hear Trump “talks about the goals he wants to achieve for America.”
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has fired or suspended 50,000 people in Turkey, and arrested 9,000, for their alleged roles in the attempted coup. The country has declared a state of emergency for the next three months and now wants the US to extradite a former Erdogan ally, Fethullah Gulen. RT America’s Manila Chan has the story and reports that the Turkish government blames Gulen, who now operates charter schools in the United States, for the failed coup.