Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 01/09/19 - Thom argues that although brazenness often makes great presidents, Trump lacks the critical rest of the toolkit, especially empathy. Thom's callers discuss the situation as Trump thoughtlessly uses federal workers and immigrants as pawns in a game he's playing to benefit himself.
January 9, 2019•61 min
In Thom's take today: Brazenness is a leadership quality shared by many great presidents. Although, as Trump scores high on brazenness, yet Trump doesn't have the rest of the presidential toolkit including morality, intelligence, introspection, empathy, and foresight. Thom looks at how this deficit may be a threat to us all. Caller Paulette adds the word 'indifference', which Thom says is the opposite of love, an even more destructive than hatred. Caller Fred has experience in the evangelical movement, but he's pretty pissed about the corrupt way they are supporting Trump. Caller Rudy says racism is in the DNA of this country, and Trump is hurting the standing of white America with other groups. Thom continues today's town hall discussion as Trump tries to work the 'wall thing' BS for his next presidential campaign. Ellen Rattner with Talk Media News has had her ear to the ground, and brings us the latest headlines. Thom reads from Ocean Robbin's new book, 'The 31 Day Food Revolution.' Thom continues today's town hall discussion with thoughtful callers, on the subjects including of Trump, racism and immigration.