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This week, Ed starts the show by addressing the death of Fidel Castro. If you haven’t yet heard the media’s glowing eulogies to the Cuban dictator who murdered his own people, tore families apart and funded worldwide terror groups for more than 50 years, tune in to this week’s show to hear some of them. You’ll also hear Obama’s carefully crafted statement about the “impact that Castro had on so many lives.”
“I’m surprised he didn’t go out there and say we’re going to use the full power of the federal government to investigate this, determine what caused it and make sure it doesn’t happen again,” Ed says. “That’s what he says with everything else.” You’ll also get President-Elect Trump’s view on Obama’s plan to do business with Cuba; as Kellyanne Conway explained this week, he knows we’re not really doing business with the Cuban people. We’re doing it with the still-corrupt Cuban government. Ed also has some comparisons to how we dealt with Iran in the 1980s; he’s got some great insight on the bad deals our country has made in the past, and how he believes Trump is going to do things better, putting America first.
Then it’s on to talking about the terror attack at Ohio State University this week. Ed has facts about the attacker, who is reportedly 18 years old even though he looks about 25 and police are trying to confirm his age – facts like the news that he visited Washington D.C. just last week on Thanksgiving, and lived in Pakistan from 2007 to 2014. “Who else came here from Pakistan?” Ed says. “Tafsheen Malik, who helped her husband kill 14 people in San Bernardino one year ago this week. Let’s not forget, it’s been one year and these people were our neighbors and friends.” Ed also has words for those who “want to pull the race card” on people like incoming National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, who was criticized for past comments that fear of Muslims is rational.
As the first half winds down, Ed breaks down this week in the transition: everything from the rotating candidates for Secretary of State to his excitement over Trump’s pick for Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin. “His first order of business will be getting rid of Dodd-Frank,” Ed says. “For those of you who have bought a house and wondered, ‘Man, why do I keep having to sign and re-sign so many forms?,’ that’s all because of Dodd-Frank.” He hopes to see Mnuchin, along with former Quicken Loans executive Shawn Krause who is joining the Housing and Urban Development team, make important changes to the mortgage industry. “This is the most exciting time of Trump’s transition so far,” Ed says.
In the second half, it’s all about J-O-B-S – which Donald Trump is bringing back to the USA. It was big news this week when heating and air conditioning manufacturer Carrier agreed to stop its plan to move operations to Mexico, saving 1,100 American jobs. “He’s not even the President yet and he’s done more for this country than Obama did in eight years,” Ed says. If you heard some of this story but weren’t clear on all the details, tune in to The Main Event this week. Ed has the timeline and some of the finer details, plus inspiring interviews with Carrier employees and music that he personally selected for this incredible story. “This is the greatest thing ever,” Ed says, and he closes out the show with Trump’s words to the crowd in Ohio on Thursday night: “We pledge allegiance to one flag, and that flag is the American flag. From now on, it’s going to be America, and America first.”
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