J’s Lunch Counter – Episode 38 (March 29, 2017)

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On Episode 38, I am joined by Junis Baldon to take a look at the Trump administration thus far, and the one word that may best describe the Trump administration’s first 60+ days – FAILURE.  What has happened to all the winning that we were promised?  After a few months, Trump has seen failure after failure, shrouded in scandal and controversy and distraction.  From the failure to repeal and replace Obamacare to the failure of both attempts to ban Muslims from entering the country, this administration has gotten off to an abysmal start.   We’ll dig deeper into the early days of the Trump administration and attempt to explain the struggles of this White House, while also looking forward to the upcoming battles for tax reform, immigration, infrastructure and entitlement reform.  Is there any hope for Trump, who currently sits on a 36% approval rating, one of the lowest numbers in modern history at this stage in a presidency.


Junis and I also look at a 2015 study that showed that African-Americans with degrees from Ivy League schools were only as competitive in the job market as white graduates with degrees from state colleges.   We’ll fumble our way through this delicate discussion on race and opportunity, as we try to understand the root of this incredible divide.


We also have a full mailbag segment today.  You can send questions to jslunchcounter@gmail.com.  Listen as we answer questions about whether Democrats are doing enough to capitalize on Trump’s failures to date, whether Junis and I would be willing to work for the Trump administration if asked, whether Obamacare is safe or just safe “for now”, whether the President’s golfing habits are a big deal, why I haven’t talked about the movie Get Out, and finally, whether Chelsea Clinton or Ivanka Trump have the brighter political future.   Plus we debut an all-new segment called Check This Out – where we tell you what we’re reading and watching these days!  Listen and enjoy, and please share this episode!



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