Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast: Roger Ailes Exiting Fox News, What Is Donald Trump And The GOP’s Plan To Address Black Issues?

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In this edition of The Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast, Roland Martin broadcasts live from day three of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

During this special edition of the show Martin talks with Dr. Jason Johnson, a contributor to; J. Hogan Gidley, Republican Strategist; Armstrong Williams, Host of The Right Side and owner of Armstrong Williams Productions, LLC as well as a whole host of special guests from the site of the Republican National Convention.

Martin and Dr. Johnson discussed Chairman and CEO of Fox News Roger Ailes being accused of sexual harassment. According to media reports, Ailes is on his way out as the head of Fox News and is currently negotiating his exit.

Martin and Johnson also discuss the lack of a policy initiatives being presented from the RNC podium. Johnson told Martin, “This has got to be the least organized, least functional and least optimistic” convention that he has attended.

Armstrong Williams joined Roland Martin on The Roland Martin Show to share his views about this year’s Republican National Convention, Donald Trump’s follies and explained Trump “is not like any other candidate.”

He added, “I don’t think he can speak in in-depth substantive terms and I don’t think he has the patience to sit and to be taught and to be managed and learn to deal with the issues and for us to set that up — that’s false expectations for us all.”

J. Hogan Gidley, Republican Strategist discussing the latest polling data which shows American’s want presidential candidates to share specifics and know the president can handle the job.

Hughey Newsome, from Project21 shares his thoughts on the Republican convention and hoped the party would “figure out a way to expand our approach and expand our messaging to bring more people in” as opposed to what is taking place on the convention floor.

Michael Steele, former RNC Chair said the party missed an opportunity to address the #NeverTrump movement by shutting down anti-Trump forces with a voice vote. Steele also highlighted a number of other missteps by Republicans, citing the Melania Trump speech controversy and said all of the hiccups during his year’s convention puts “more pressure on Donald Trump to close the deal.”

Martin’s list of guests also included:

  • Curtis Hill, Attorney General candidate for Indiana. 
  • Lori Bartley, a candidate for the U.S. House of Representative in Texas’ 18th Congressional District.
  • Delores Reyes, a Donald Trump supporter from Maryland, member of the Central Committee and is  responsible for all of the Republican politics in Montgomery County, MD.
  • Henry Childs, Texas GOP Delegate
  • Andra Gillespie, Political Scientist from Emory University who attended the RNC to study African American party identification.
  • Christopher Prudhome, President of Vote America Now
  • Elizabeth Burton Jones, Senate Staffer, and volunteer at the RNC

All that and more in this special edition of “The Roland Martin Show” Audio Podcast.

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