How Does Kavanaugh Confirmation Affect Mid-Terms?

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The Left is outraged at Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation. But their tactics did the near impossible: They re-united the right! David French, Senior Fellow at the National Review Institute joins Rick to discuss the midterm elections, pop culture and the Kavanaugh-effect.

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Stop Hustling Gigs and Start Building a Business

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Living in the gig economy, Joel Block, Financial Expert/Entrepreneur, Author: Stop Hustling Gigs and Start Building a Business discusses how to take your daily grind and build it into a business with Rick Amato.

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Options for Funding a Small Business

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Interested in funding a small business? Brent Hamacheck, Author, founder of Segueway Consulting, Co-Author with Charlie Kirk of Time for a Turning Point discusses how to go about it with Rick Amato.

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How Will US-Mexico-Canada Agreement Affect Farmers?

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How will US-Mexico-Canada Agreement USMCA affect farmers, Patrick Henry, GroGuru Executive, CEO of QuestFusion, Former Silicon Valley Senior Executive, Author: Plan, Commit, Win: 90 Days to Creating a Fundable Startup discusses  with Rick Amato.

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A Lesson For Nike On 9-11. #JustDoIt

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By Rick Amato,

When Nike decided to politicize its’ marketing message with the Colin Kaepernick ad I was stunned, and disappointed.  Stunned that the iconic private business in the athletic apparel industry would enter the fray of politics and disappointed that the sports world was once again being used for political messaging.

Time will tell if Nike’s marketing gamble will pay off and if history is any indication I wouldn’t bet against them.  But to be sure Nike’s gamble is all business, not political.  As has been astutely pointed out on multiple occasions elsewhere Nike is a staunch supporter of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal which President Trump opposes.  In fact Nike was known to host then-President Obama at its corporate functions because of his support for the TPP.  Trump on the other hand opposes the TPP because it benefits U.S. companies who move their manufacturing jobs overseas, Ie: Nike.  Furthermore of the top 10 cities which Nike targets for product sales only two are U.S. cities.  You guessed it.  New York and L.A.

As strange as it may seem on this the 17th anniversary of 9-11, Nike has me thinking about its branding and messaging.  If they- or any of their competitors for that matter- were truly interested in associating themselves with someone who has overcome obstacles, hurdles- someone who was truly buried under the heap of life as it were- and yet lived to talk about it and be an example for others- then they should consider someone better than Colin Kaepernick.  That someone would be Joe Torrillo, as in retired FDNY Lt. Joe Torrillo.

You see ret FDNY Lt. Joe Torrillo was a first responder on September 11, 2001 which that alone makes him a brave, unselfish hero in the eyes of many, but his story if you have not heard it is quite remarkable.  While trying to help those perishing in the attacks of 9-11, Joe himself was buried alive under Twin Tower number one.  Fortunately he was rescued, but that is only half the story.  After being rescued Joe Torrillo was then buried alive again, this time under Twin Tower number two. He lay there for hours hearing the cries, screams and pagers of his fellow first responders slowly dying off one at a time.  Then miraculously Joe Torrillo was rescued a second time.  Imagine the odds.  Buried alive twice and rescued twice under both Twin Towers on 9-11.

As you might have guessed Torrillo is a different person today than he was prior to the life changing experience.  He has a message about life and about America that all people should hear.  Including Nike and their newest marketing pawn.

For more detailed insight and to hear the first hand account as told by Joe Torrillo, click below to watch my 1 on 1 TV interview with him previously conducted on the anniversary of 9-11.

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Economy Roars, Trump Critics Languish

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By Rick Amato,

To hear the mainstream media describe it former U.S. president Barack Obama was an economic genius and savior deserving of great praise and gratitude by all American citizens.  So much so that to many in the media today’s economic growth occurring under the current Trump administration should be credited back to Barack Obama.  “He set the ball in motion” so goes the thinking- or at least so goes the narrative.
 
To be sure the Obama administration inherited an economy in recession when it took office in 2009 and managed to avoid a further eroding of the economy.  For that they deserve credit.  But let’s discuss what the media won’t.  The average annual economic growth during the Obama years was an anemic 1.48%.  And as pointed out here previously, Barack Obama is now the only president in U.S. history to never to have a year of 3% GDP growth.  Not one of the only, the only.
 
Which brings us to President Donald Trump.  While the media wants to focus on what Michael Cohen did or didn’t tell CNN and other fake news stories, there is an important developing story they have chosen to ignore.  The President is laying the groundwork for what can potentially result in some very robust long term job and economic growth for the U.S. economy.
 
The media has been quick to mock Donald Trump on his proposed use of tariffs against the EU, Mexico, China and Canada.  But they have failed to report that the threat of tariffs has been an early strategic success resulting in our trading partners agreeing to sit down at the negotiating table and work towards a more equitable relationship with zero tariffs on both sides.   Quite a development considering that the EU and others currently penalize U.S.    automakers with their own set of tariffs.
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For more detailed insight and analyses into the Trump administration’s economic game plan and its’ early results click below to watch my TV interview with economics professor and public policy analyst Dr. Michael Busler.
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Apprentice Star Reveals How Omarosa Got In Trump’s WH

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By Rick Amato,

The more one learns about the former Apprentice star turned White House aide, turned turned ex-White House aide, turned Trump antagonist- Omarosa Manigault Newman- one is left with a daunting question: How in the world was she ever allowed to work in the most powerful office on the face of the earth to begin with? The thought is frightening.

Indeed Piers Morgan wondered that very question back in February when he revealed that Omarosa had offered him sex to win the ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ (I swear I’m not making this up).
 
In the interest of full disclosure let me say up front that I’ve never been a fan or viewer of The Apprentice.  I wouldn’t have known an Omarosa from a mimosa if it had not been for the recent political events.  But one does not have to dig too deep to discover that Omarosa was and has always been viewed as a fake, conniving, dishonest person who will do and say whatever she needs to do in order to achieve her desired goals.  But don’t take my word for it.  Just ask anyone who has ever watched her on the reality TV show.
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But the daunting question I return to is:  How on earth did she get the green light to work in the Trump White House?
 
I asked that very question of a former Apprentice star who knows Omarosa personally and herself is currently an advisor to President Donald Trump, Tana Goertz.  Tana appeared in season 3 of The Apprentice and is also on the Trump 2020 Advisory Board.
 
According to Tana she was very blunt and adamant in her advice to the White House that they should not- under any circumstances- hire Omarosa. But then how and why was she hired? And by whom?
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Tana states she does not know who made the ultimate decision to hire Omarosa but she does know it wasn’t Donald Trump himself.  And then here is where it gets interesting.  Tana told me that Omarosa threatened Reince Preibus- then the WH Chief of Staff- that if she was not hired she would tell the world it was because of racism in the Trump administration.  The next thing you know the former reality TV star is roaming the halls of the White House.
 
You can click below to watch my full interview with former Apprentice star and Trump advisor Tana Goertz.  Tana herself has an amazing personal story which we cover in the TV interview.  Watch for her upcoming book ‘From The Basement To The White House’ which details her personal journey in life.
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