RNC Thursday: Driving Up the Ratings of The Unconventional Convention

Matt Katz | July 21, 2016 | Katz on Christie

It had been a relatively sleepy convention until Senator Ted Cruz’s speech amped everything up to 11. Juan Manuel Benítez, NY1 Noticias reporter and host of Pura Politica, and Matt Katz, WNYC reporter and the creator of  The Christie Tracker and the author of American Governor: Chris Christie’s Bridge to Redemption (Threshold Editions, 2016), join us from the convention center.


Peter Navarro, business professor at University of California-Irvine, a policy adviser to the Trump campaign and author of Crouching Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means for the World (Prometheus Books, 2015) talks about Trump’s emerging foreign policy.

Pulling from Reagan’s practice of “peace through strength” and Roosevelt’s “walk softly and carry a big stick,” Navarro says that the best weapons are the ones you don’t have to use.


Oklahoma City’s Mayor Mick Cornett talks to us about his hopes for Trump’s urban policy and Congressman Mark Meadows of South Carolina on being the Donald Trump of the House of Representatives and what Trump can do to win the swing state.