May 21, 2018

SPECIAL! Lord Conrad Black on his new book, “Donald Trump: A President Like No Other”

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

My special guest tonight is Lord Conrad Black. We're talking about his new bestselling biography of Donald Trump, in a wide-ranging conversation that covers everything from America's history of "showmanship" and class divisions, to Trump's amazing personal story and his presidential policies. 

You won't want to miss this!

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commented 2018-05-24 16:20:29 -0400
Paul Dixon should take heart: Andrew Scheer’s predecessor Stephen Harper has resurfaced, if only briefly. And the Liberals had no clue what Harper was actually doing there.

By resurfacing at this point, Harper set a trap for the Liberals. And based on how they behaved, especially Trudeau, the front-bench Liberals fell for it, hook, line, and sinker. (I bet Garneau and Dion didn’t; they’ve been around the block a few times and know far better than to get involved in antics like that.) They lashed out at the old ghost, thinking his presence would allow their mistakes to disappear into nothingness.

History has told us that Harper is an expert at recording the tiny little details and sitting on them until the opposition drops their pants. (He’s disposed of more than one of his own Ministers this way.) When the next electoral campaign rolls around, count on their little soundbites to be replayed in their own voices and hands, at the very moment they think they’re completely in the clear. And don’t count on him to be quite so careless now as he was almost three years ago.

Trudeau’s second term is going to find him on a much, much shorter leash.
commented 2018-05-23 18:17:41 -0400
The only thing better than reading Lord Black’s columns in “The National Post” is seeing him with Ezra on “The Rebel”!
commented 2018-05-23 16:55:34 -0400
I love this! What a title! Honours to Mr. Black and Mr. Trump!
commented 2018-05-23 00:45:08 -0400
Great interview can’t wait to get that book
commented 2018-05-22 17:41:08 -0400
Ron Joseph opined :- “I have always had a wish that someone like Conrad Black could start a Rebel like TV Station to express Conservative views in Canada. (Starring Ezra of Course)”… Me too… Ever since the CRTC screwed the Sun News Network in going off the air in February, 2015, I have wished the same… And ironic that Ron Jospeh mentions Conrad Black as the potential creator… After all it was Conrad Black that created the National Post when there was only a Berlin Wall of left wing opinion at work in Canada’s print press… I have often wondered what Black thinks of the National Post these days, and especially its hatchet job on Harper going into the last federal election…
commented 2018-05-22 14:00:04 -0400
I would be star struck too, if I was interviewing someone whom I admired and respected. Ezra is only human!
commented 2018-05-22 11:55:45 -0400
Conrad Black is the first person that, to my knowledge, has managed to stop Ezra in mid sentence, I was amazed. Keep up the good work Ezra.
commented 2018-05-22 10:33:53 -0400
Ezra was nervous and gestures too much for my taste. Calm down Ezra and take a deep breath and let the other speak.
commented 2018-05-22 10:17:12 -0400
The issue with Trudeau, that I hope people who voted for him last election will come to grasp, is that he is an incompetent, compulsive liar. He is, as the ads in the last election campaign tried to make clear, totally out of his league and has no clue how to govern a country. Neither his pedigree nor his life experiences prepared him for this position. He should still be a ski patrol bum out in Whistler, or better still, so that he is out of our hair completely – the Andes. He goes from one photo-op or speech to the next, spouting off nonsense that cuts it with the ignorant crowd (like his recent US junket) but is totally inconsistent with the reality of how he behaves here in Canada (when he is here).
Compulsive liars cover up one lie with the next one until they have twisted themselves into some sort of Bavarian pretzel. When caught, Trudeau, like other compulsive liars, just lash out with insults and name-calling, like the schoolyard bully. Watch the clips of him responding to questions from Conservatives in the House of Commons.
This is catching up to Trudeau, as the polls show, and we can only hope that the Conservatives are astute enough to gather up all of the (daily) examples with which to nail him next year. I cannot wait to see that battle, to see how Trudeau handles that. But I also hope that Scheer is up to the task, something I still wonder about. Does Trump maybe have a twin brother who lives up here in Canada?
commented 2018-05-22 09:57:50 -0400
“Junior keeps doubling down on stupid. "

Yup, ROBERT, it’s his default state: arrogant stupidity and shallowness. And it was all glaringly obvious long before the election, so they voted for him eyes wide open.
commented 2018-05-22 08:53:43 -0400
While Trump’s approval slowly rises in polls, Junior’s approval rating sinks. Kevin Connor of the Toronto Sun reports that a Forum Research poll shows that Junior’s disapproval rating is up to over 50% in “Federal Conservatives would form government if election held today: Poll”. The Poll finds that the Conservatives would form the government with 46% of the vote.
Black is right, Trump is making fewer errors. Trump learns quickly and makes appropriate adjustments. On the other hand, Junior keeps doubling down on stupid.
commented 2018-05-22 08:21:36 -0400
There are two types pushing the apocalyptic AGW story: parasites and fools.
commented 2018-05-22 08:21:35 -0400
There are two types pushing the apocalyptic AGW story: parasites and fools.
commented 2018-05-22 02:04:38 -0400
For the record, I think we need more politicians like Trump. But my point is that Trump is a hard person to figure out. As a politician, he is as good as they get. Kind of strange, considering how many shady things he has done in the past.

I guess you need to be a villain to be an effective politician. Better a politician be openly villainous than smile and stab you in the back.
commented 2018-05-21 23:00:52 -0400
Great to have Conrad Black on the Rebel!
commented 2018-05-21 22:47:31 -0400
Great interview. I’ll have to get that book.
commented 2018-05-21 21:51:21 -0400
If Trump continues to fulfill his promises he will go down in the history books for turning the ship around and saving the US from being bled out…time will tell.
commented 2018-05-21 21:44:00 -0400
Great show Ezra.
commented 2018-05-21 21:40:16 -0400
Space Moose just listen to Trump directly without anyone elses added words pro or con. Too many people add their own feelings to what he says.
commented 2018-05-21 21:38:35 -0400
Space Moose he is actually quite clear and does what he says.
commented 2018-05-21 21:35:16 -0400
Good to see Lord Black on the Rebel. A major coup by the always resourceful Ezra. One cannot help but think that having two resourceful bad boys, Ezra and Lord Black together, talking about another resourceful bad boy, is apropo to say the least. In a sense, their mutual admiration for Trump, is in many ways only a barely disguised admiration for themselves.
commented 2018-05-21 21:34:47 -0400
Excellent interview with Lord Black! I’m a huge fan of his and will have to pick up this book on Trump. I read his column each week and I find it disturbing how many comments are attacking his character, due to his legal battles that landed him in jail. He’s an amazing man and I will always consider him a Canadian!
commented 2018-05-21 21:30:09 -0400
Memo to Andrew Scheer from Conrad Black, the Paris Climate Accord is “the dumbest treaty in history”!
commented 2018-05-21 21:29:51 -0400
I am aware that the left wing media party is out to screw over anybody on the right. That was not my point. What I am trying to say, is that Trump is a chameleon, and that it is hard to know what he is really like.
commented 2018-05-21 21:03:14 -0400
Space Moose, Trump is pretty clear, always has been; msm muddy the waters and misquotes him constantly.
commented 2018-05-21 20:58:58 -0400
I certainly enjoyed that 40 minutes; two Journalists that don’t hold back anything while being as anti-politically correct as their subject Donald Trump.
I have always had a wish that someone like Conrad Black could start a Rebel like TV Station to express Conservative views in Canada. (Starring Ezra of Course)
commented 2018-05-21 20:10:43 -0400
Hard to say what goes through the mind of Donald Trump. A lot of people have speculated.