Kilmeade’s bestseller is now in paper

October 17, 2016

This is a fun, fast, heart-pumping read. Or listen to it on audio.  It will forever change your view of today’s war with Islamic terrorism.


Here’s one of my favorite history books, now going paperback!

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed America
by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger

1. Here is the Amazon link for Twitter, Facebook, your email list, or anywhere else:

2.  And special for many, like me, who are fans of Fox and Friends, you can get your PERSONALIZED edition on Brian’s website.  Buyers can request a special message which Brian will write and sign.


Trump Wins, his rape charge haunts.

October 9, 2016

The mainstream media was stunned by Donald Trump’s performance Sunday night and is working overtime to offer some misdirection over his specific charges about Bill and Hillary Clinton’s victimizing and targeting of women.

The Associated Press, Politico and others are debunking Trump’s claim about Hillary laughing over the rape case.

But here you go. Listen to the audiotape for yourself. This from an earlier posted YouTube.

What Trump does now?

October 8, 2016

Yep, he’s been hit pretty hard. But you knew it was coming. John Kennedy once said, “nothing just happens. People make it happen.” And we know who arranged for the release of tapes damaging to Trump. And more will happen. A lot of money is at stake. A lot of people have invested in the Clinton’s and they want to get their money’s worth.

So what does Trump do now?

According to Evangelical Christian leaders, only a few months ago, Donald Trump accepted Christ  as his personal Savior, so it’s about time for him to cash in and enjoy the benefits.

According to Gallup as many as 48% of the American population claim to be born again. And millions more understand the concept of redemption.

Here’s what it means. Your past is forgiven, including anything you might have done or said ten years ago.

When the recent issues of Trump’s  vulgar comments are raised in the debate tomorrow, Trump should step up and declare his faith.


“Look, I got into this race to make American great again. I have been sick about the corruption and the loss of jobs and the terrible deals we have made with China and Mexico and just about everybody else. I think the deal we just made with Iran is one of the most dangerous in history.

“But that said. I was wrong when many  months ago  I said that I didn’t need to ask for God’s forgiveness. I did, and I have, and I have accepted Christ as my personal Savior. And if I get nothing else out of this campaign I have that, and I have that for keeps.

“Now, if you want to judge me for things I’ve said and done in my past, enjoy yourself. I’ve asked for God’s forgiveness and I’ve asked for the forgiveness  of those I’ve hurt. God has forgiven me and I hold onto that.”


That said, this recent flap, so far is about words. It cannot compare to what FDR did to Missy LeHand, or Jack Kennedy did to 19 year old Mimi Alford, or Bill and Hillary Clinton did to Juanita Broderick and other women who were victimized twice, once by Bill and later by Hillary who worked to discredit them and destroy their lives.

It is a marathon but Donald Trump can still win this thing.


Why Trump won the debate: Hard lessons learned from history

September 26, 2016

WHY TRUMP WON THE DEBATE? (Click 2 minute link below.)


1960: The Kennedy – Nixon debate

Okay, the crib notes say Nixon won on the radio and Kennedy won on television. But did you know that Lyndon Johnson, Kennedy’s own running mate, made that observation?

Lesson learned? You gotta look good for television.

Even beyond presidential politics the socio-cultural fallout from this debate continues today. Not just for presidential contenders. For everybody.

Kennedy had a tan, which looked healthy, even though ironically he was sick with Addison’s disease, so a whole generation wore a healthy tan. Not just movie stars but ordinary citizens. It has made skin cancer an epidemic among today’s senior citizens who saw that debate in 1960 and never forgot it.

To this day, every face on television is touched up by a makeup artist and Richard Nixon and John Kennedy are staring back through the mirror saying, “Yes, yes, you know what you’re going to say but just remember this is TV and you gotta look good too.”

1076: The Ford – Carter Debate

So Gerald Ford said that Poland was not in the Soviet sphere of influence. Why? Because he didn’t know what any 10 year old school boy knew?  He forgot Yalta? Was this an Aleppo moment?

No, I had the privilege of entertaining Gerald Ford in my home on two occasions and asked him about the big issues of his presidency. This happened because he had met with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev in 1974 at Vladivostok and he was wanting to send the signal that we still did not recognize Soviet hegemony over Eastern Europe.

Lesson learned? You’ve got to remember your audience.

In this case, for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the audience is not the Russians, it is not the faithful, it is not Wall Street, it is not big donors, it is not the media, it is the 3 million undecided voters who live in seven toss-up states. That is the audience.

1984: The Reagan – Mondale debate

Reagan had famously fumbled in the previous debate. Everyone was wondering if he was young and fit enough to continue as president. Reagan was asked the age question and he hit the ball out of the park. He knew it was coming. It was a fast ball right down the middle and over the plate.

Lesson learned? The fast balls, the hard questions, are the easiest. You have lived with them for weeks, your subconscious is working on them while you sleep. It is the change up, the easy questions, which will strike you out.

Michael Dukakis learned that in the presidential debates of 1988 when he was asked what he would do if his wife were raped and murdered. He gave an academic answer to a personal question which fell flat.

In 1979, Ted Kennedy finally allowed an interview in anticipation of a presidential run. He selected his close friend Roger Mudd, as the trusted journalist who could do the job.

Mudd asked a simple question, “Why do you want to be president?” Kennedy muffed it.

The easy questions will kill you. That’s why these folk have to practice.

George W. Bush – Al Gore:  2000

Well, there were no rules back then about where you had to stand during the debate so Al Gore walked over toward George W. Bush and invaded his space, even while Bush was talking.

Obviously, Gore’s team had gotten word that George W. was a hot head and invading his space might rattle him and provoke a reaction. Instead, Gore looked like a nerd from science class wanting to start a fight he obviously couldn’t win. George W. just nodded disdainfully and Gore sheepishly wilted away.

Lesson learned? Don’t underestimate your opponent. There is a reason they won the nomination. Expect them to do what you would do and be ready for it.

Let me tell you something interesting, long before he got involved in politics himself, before he owned the Rangers, George W. was in debates. In 1987, Roger Ailes set up practice for Bush, Sr. I was one of the shills. To get us prepared to debate the candidate, we did practice debates for hours and days with George W. Bush. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of political common sense.

Once in 1998 I called then Governor W. Bush on the phone. I said, “Governor, you were lampooned last night on Saturday Night Live and they made you look really, really dumb.”

There was a long pause. Then George W. Bush finally said, “Good.”

Don’t underestimate your opponent.


Elizabeth Warren will replace Hillary Clinton

September 14, 2016

“He who refuses to rule is destined to be ruled by someone worse than himself” – Plato

Okay, it ain’t gonna happen, I know, but shame on Senator Elizabeth  Warren and shame on the New York Times for doing this to America and bringing such ruin to our country. There is no question that if Senator Elizabeth Warren had run for office, she would have easily won the Democratic nomination and the presidency.

We know that now.

Some of us knew that 19 months ago. I said as much on national television, saying that the real battle for the White House was being played out at that very moment in secret luncheons across Manhattan where big corporate tycoons – who are raking in massive amounts of money under the current system – were quietly meeting with the Warren people extending the carrot and the stick to keep her out so Hillary Clinton could win. And they were doing the same, with more subtlety, to Vice President Joe Biden.

Now, I am not a socialist. I would not have enjoyed a Warren presidency. Or a Bernie Sanders presidency.  I am for Donald Trump. I believe his rascally, outrageous unpredictability will disrupt the oligarchy and irritate the people making money in this country. But as someone not involved in the  Democratic Party, I can see a miscarriage of justice when I see one, and as a human being it sickens me to see a bully at work.

In this case, I can also see the cowardice of an otherwise good person, like Warren, with different ideas than my own, who refused to stand up to corruption. (If anyone still doubts the reality of the quid pro quo for money donated to the Clinton Foundation, take a look at this story.)

Just imagine what Warren’s grandchildren will tell the new ones coming into the family. “Your grandmother could have very easily been the president of the United States, you know? She just got bluffed out of it. But don’t say anything about it to her, it just makes her cranky.”

Again, I’m not a Democrat. Nor a socialist. I shouldn’t care. But as a human being, it is sickening to watch.

What skeletons in the closet did the Clinton people dangle? They couldn’t have been any worse than Hillary’s own. What promises did they make? What boasts of money and power did they reveal?

Shame on Elizabeth Warren. You cannot hide. It is so obvious, that even conservative Republicans on the other side of the political spectrum can see what you have done.

Here is a simplistic review of where we are. After 9-11 America radically changed. Our war in Iraq made an elite very, very wealthy and since George W. Bush decided it was in his political interest not to raise the taxes to pay for it the bankers and financiers made a fortune too.  We have always had corruption in this country, but under GWB it became the new Gold Rush.

Then came Barack Obama. Remember those Stimulus Bills that no one read? Well, now we are reading them. Some corporations were exempted from environmental regulations that others had to keep. A massive number of companies that started making money under Bill Clinton, then George W. Bush, got even more direct government welfare. TIME reported that corporate welfare now outpaced welfare for the poor. Free Enterprise was dead. Now success in business depended on connections. New monopolies were created.

Under Barack Obama, the rich got richer and the poor got poorer at a staggering rate.

The Federal Reserve not only doled out money to banks, including foreign banks, it doled it out to some chosen companies, all in the name of creating jobs. Thus McDonald’s got $203 million “to create jobs.” That’s seven dollars an hour jobs. Meanwhile, your neighborhood hamburger joint, run by that family down the street, had to pay taxes to subsidize their competition.

Hillary Clinton is the most corrupt presidential candidate in American history. James Blaine, who comes in a distant second, took in $115,000 for a Federal Land grant. He asked one of his correspondents to “burn this letter.”  It is a far cry from smashing cell phones with hammers and erasing 33,000 emails, and collecting $3 billion in donations to the Clinton Foundation but it’s the only example that even comes close.

So keep smiling Elizabeth Warren. Keep cheering your nominee. Act like everything is okay.  You’ve come this far, you might as well get your cabinet appointment. But we all know what you have done to America. And the New York Times and all the tycoons on Wall Street will not protect you when the gears of history grind the facts of this election cycle. Shame, shame, shame.






What if Hillary is forced to drop out?

September 12, 2016



First, before I get started, let me say that this is not to question Hillary Clinton or her campaign. Don’t put me in the vile category of Matt Lauer who was taken to task by the New York Times for daring to ask her questions during a recent NBC forum.

And please don’t include me in “the deplorables” that Mrs. Clinton defines as racists, homophobes, Islamaphobes who support Trump. My circle of family and friends include all of the targeted groups she mentioned.

Clinton, who is the 2016 Democratic nominee for president has not actually had a press conference in 2016. And I completely understand why the New York Times wants her to be protected from prying questions. It now turns out that she has been ill for weeks.

This probably comes as no surprise to the long lines of well wishers she has been coughing over at events across America. There must be a trail of pneumonia a thousand miles long.

No, no, Hillary Clinton does not have neurological issues. Notwithstanding the concussion and the blood clot on the brain, this is not about any of that. This is just pneumonia. As Donald Trump would say, “Believe me.”  She just has highly contagious pneumonia. No neurological issues. It would be highly inappropriate to pry about that.

And to prove that point her campaign had her appear outside of Chelsea’s apartment and smile and wave to the media, who stood back to give her room to cough, and arranged for her to hug a little girl and get her picture taken. Apparently Hillary’s highly contagious pneumonia is not relevant for the little girl , after all, a photo op is a photo op.

A few nights before people paid $34,000 a piece to contract pneumonia. This little girl got it free.

But just for the record. Just to know. Just for fun. What would happen if Hillary Clinton’s health forced her to drop out of the presidential race?

Again, keep in mind, it’s not gonna happen. But let’s say for another candidate, one less protected by the New York Times and the 1% an ordinary, non Clinton candidate in the same situation.

FDR had polio and got elected. John F. Kennedy carried colitis, prostatitis and Addison’s disease into the White House with him. He was drugged throughout much of his presidency and suffered side affects such as depression. Of course, the voters didn’t know about all of this at the time.

Presidents and presidential candidates get sick like the rest of us. They even get pneumonia. President Eisenhower had heart attacks during his second term in office. In 1973, President Richard Nixon was hospitalized for pneumonia. When he was released he made such a subtle joke that the media missed it. Said Nixon, “The doctors tell me I feel fine.”

But okay, okay, if it were to happen, if you insist, let me tell you what we know about who would take her place.

In 1973, Senator George McGovern won the Democratic Nomination at the Convention in Miami. He chose Senator Thomas Eagleton of Missouri as his running mate.

Two weeks later it was learned that Eagleton had neurological issues. He did not have a blood clot on the brain like Hillary Clinton but he had suffered depression and was hospitalized and experienced electroshock therapy.

McGovern said I am 1,000 percent behind Eagleton. But there was such an animated discussion in the medical community that Eagleton was forced to resign from the ticket. McGovern chose Ambassador Sargent Shriver to replace him and the Democratic National Committee agreed.

Keep in mind. Technically, if Hillary withdraws, the Democratic National Committee will select her replacement. The Chairman of the DNC is that very angry, brooding presence on ABC television, Donna Brazile. But the delegates themselves are overwhelmingly Clinton, handpicked folks who will do as she directs.

What forced Eagleton from the ticket was the drumbeat in the medical community. It became a cacophony that the media could not ignore.

In this case, it is hard to imagine that the media and corporate elites who want Hillary are going to let pneumonia be a disqualifier. If raising $3 billion for quid pro quo selling of power and access is acceptable, then they will find the doctors to say what is needed to say to defend Hillary.

In the first debate, with all eyes on her health, Hillary Clinton will get that fast ball right down the middle of the plate and like Ronald Reagan, who was asked about his age, and knew the question was coming, she should be able to hit the ball out of the park.

“I will not make health an issue of this campaign,” she will say, “I will not exploit for political purposes my opponent’s irrational and unstable comments.”




The GOP and Trump: What History Shows

August 15, 2016

The GOP and Trump: What history shows?



“You give loyalty, you get it back.” – Tommy Lasorda

History shows that the Republican leaders who support Trump now, even if he loses the election, will see their personal careers skyrocket. There will be a bright future for Rudolph Giuliani, Newt Gingrich, Mike Pence and George P. Bush.

Consider the awesome winds of history.

In 1924, the Democrats had a candidate who was popular and passionate to the party faithful but not to the general public. He was Al Smith, the governor of New York and he was a Catholic.

For many generations there was widespread antipathy in the nation toward Catholicism. The “Know Nothings” were essentially elected to the House of Representatives as “anti-Catholic” congressmen.  At one point there were 54 of them in congress.

One wise young politician, used Smith as his ticket back into public life. He nominated Smith for president in a rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention in New York City in 1924. Smith lost his bid for the nomination but ran again in 1928.

Once again, the young politician gave the nomination speech and this time, Al Smith was chosen. But sensing that he would lose the general election, party leaders, especially across the South, abandoned their own Democratic Party nominee and Smith went down to defeat.

And what happened to the young politician who stood by him all the way?

Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the 32nd president of the United States.

Fast-forward to the Cow Palace in San Francisco and the Republican National Convention in 1964. Arizona Senator, Barry Goldwater is winning the nomination. But moderate Republicans are aghast.

Pennsylvania Governor, Bill Scranton, leads the “Never Goldwater” movement. Nelson Rockefeller is booed on the floor of the convention. The GOP goes with Goldwater anyway and he goes down in defeat in the general election.

While many establishment politicians sit out the fray and bid their time, not wanting to be associated with such a disaster, two others jump right in. One is a cynical, well-traveled, experienced party insider. He is a moderate but he nevertheless remains loyal to the party and works hard for Goldwater and Republican candidates across the country.

The other was a political wannabe, who seemed to be ending his career before it even started. He agrees with Goldwater and isn’t afraid to jump into a burning building.

Four years later, the experienced politician, who stayed loyal to the GOP, Richard Nixon, was elected president of the United States.

And 24 years later, the political wannabe, Ronald Reagan, became the 40th president, restored the economy, ended the Cold War and saved the world from nuclear annihilation.

History rewards loyalty.