The following is a partial, rush transcript of Todd’s interview with Monica Crowley and Jeffrey Lord. Click here to listen to the full interview.
TODD: [00:52:09] We have Monica Crowley and Jeffrey Lord on the Patriot Mobile newsmaker lines. Monica, I want to bring to your attention. A piece out of the New York Times. Jonathan Martin was the writer, and they have done a deep dove inside what they’re calling Mitch McConnell’s campaign to take back the Senate and thwart Trump. And this is a pretty nefarious thing the establishment is doing here. They’re quoting people saying that George W. Bush is in on this. Lisa Murkowski, Larry Hogan. The list goes on and on and on. My concern is this we’ve got to stop the Biden crime syndicate as well in the midterm elections, and that’s the only opportunity we have to do that. And it’s also the opportunity we have to get to the bottom of this Spygate story. Monica, what are you hearing in Republican circles? And Jeffrey, I’m going to get you to follow up with after Monica finishes with her response.
MONICA: [00:53:03] Well, I think there’s there’s going to be a huge red tsunami coming our way in November. That assumes that these elections in each district and state are clean, which is a big assumption. But if they are, then I think we’re going to see a Republican landslide. But I think that Republican establishment candidates are either not on the ballot or, you know, that they lose in the primary system before we get to the general election. Because if we have this Republican tsunami and then we’ve got a bunch of, you know, RINOs and establishment trying to get elected who are just going to stymie the populist Make America Great Again, America First, a revolution that is going on that’s attracting a lot of independents and disaffected Democrats who began in 2016 with Trump. But it continues to this day. But if we’ve got Republicans who are going to stand in the way of that, we got to make sure that we root those people out before we get to November. That being said, I do think that there are, as you say, had a number of Republican establishment types who will stop at nothing to stop Trump from running again. And you will notice that Mitch McConnell used the word insurrection to describe Trump in January 6. He did that recently, last week or two weeks ago. And there is some speculation that I believe it. The 14th Amendment says that if anyone has engaged in insurrection against the United States, they are disqualified from high office. So I would not put it past these establishment types, including McConnell, to join with Democrats in trying to use that as a lever for the Jan. 6 commission to try to block Trump from ever running again. Trump has options to overcome that. But you’ve got to keep your eye on that.
TODD: [00:54:59] Jeffrey Lord.
JEFFREY: [00:55:00] Monica is a 100 percent right here. You know, when you sort of pull back at 30,000 feet, this is of a piece with what’s going on with all these Canadian truckers. You’ve got a real divide between establishment elites in both parties and average middle Americans, middle Canadians, whatever you want to call them with a group of people, all these elites who feel they’re entitled to tell people what to do to have power to run the country. I certainly saw this, as you know, I worked. For President Reagan, I began to notice this when he was first candidate, Reagan and I did a column on this that was titled Yes, Trump can win. I wrote it in 2015 and I’d gone back and looked at all the things these establishment types. People like Nelson Rockefeller, Jacob Javits, Charles Percy had said about Ronald Reagan in the day, and it was startling to say, you know, startlingly the same. He’s an extremist. He’s a racist. He should never be allowed to be the nominee of the party or will get clobbered. I mean, on and on and on this stuff went. And of course, Governor Reagan, former Governor Reagan finally went on to win the GOP nomination in 1980, and he won the election in a landslide. Now one of the curious things there. My friend Ed Rollins, who was Ronald Reagan’s campaign manager in 1984, wrote his memoirs. And he said in there that in 1980, he was disappointed to realize that George H.W. Bush, who was the nicest of gentlemen, was on the ticket as vice president and Ed’s words or something to the effect that conservatives won. And then we handed our sort to the establishment losers and invited them into our camp. And the next thing, you know, eventually, when Reagan left office, the establishment took over. And I think, you know, Donald Trump is very much like Ronald Reagan in that respect. And they can’t stand him. They cannot abide him, and they will do anything and everything in their power to block he and his supporters. And it doesn’t matter whether it’s former President Trump himself or whether it’s his supporters in various states around the country. This is a problem here. And I think thankfully, President Trump and his supporters are well on to this. I believe they’re on to it right here where I live in Pennsylvania. And good for them.
TODD: [00:57:23] All right, Monica, Jeffrey, we’re going to have to leave it there. A lot of great intel. We appreciate both you folks, and thanks for coming on the program today.