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"dashkin" Discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

08:16 min | 3 months ago

"dashkin" Discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

"Our sign off every Friday afternoon to make sure that the millions of the listeners out there who are part of the maga movement are refilled our energized every single time they tune in. I'm using it to open today's very special guest interview because it kind of embodies the spirit of the man who is going to join us today and individual who I consider not just to be an honored former colleague. But a great American a great patriot who actually said, right next to me, we had this little partition wall between us in The White House. He's former special assistant to president Trump and deputy political strategist. My good body. Andy, sarabia. Welcome back to America first. Thanks so much for having me today, sad. It's been way too long. It has been way too long, but we know you're a busy guy, you're in the background, you're making sure that we get the right maga candidates and that they win and this freight train of America first, not only trounces the Democrats in the midterms next year, but also our old boss will win in 2024. We have so much to discuss. You are a Republican strategist and you are the spokesperson for Donald Trump Jr.. So I just want to get in there that this is what these are the little things that this guy does after he leaves The White House. Hopefully we'll see him back there soon enough. Andy, let's start because we have an unfettered discussion here, say a little bit about yourself. Where do you hail from and how did you get into this? Is my dad used to say politics? It's disgusting, but it's so fascinating. So if your audience isn't able to tell by the accent that I still have to this day, I was born and raised in the very conservative dashkin of Massachusetts or the longtime nickname of tax executives. But this world has gotten so crazy that there's numerous states that have higher taxes today than Massachusetts. I mean, that's how crazy this country has gone over the last several years or we can't even really call it that's the truth it's anymore. But born and raised in Massachusetts, how did I get involved in politics, my lord? I mean, that's kind of an interesting question. I will give you the short version. Was originally interested in politics, via Ron Paul's presidential campaign in 2008. And I was just very interested in seeing someone come from outside the typical political system. Someone that, you know, you don't have to agree with them on everything, but with his own man, wasn't corrupt. Wasn't part of the system, wasn't somebody who was influenced by the lobbyists. And I could be describing someone else right now and that's where I'll make the connection. But I was very I was young. I was very interested in his campaign. I saw him as an honorable man who was trying to fight the system. Not for his own benefit, but for the benefit of the people. And so I majored in political science in college. I fought with a lot of my college professors. And then after I graduated, I took my first job with an organization in the conservative movement called the national right to work committee. I helped them fight big labor for over a year after that. I took a job with a group called Tea Party express. This was pretty much in the middle of the Tea Party boomlet. In the 2010s, I was there political director for three years and that's really where I first started making my relationships in this movement. I just want to know how you're the political director at 20. How old are you? What's your vaunted age than Andy? I was, look, I've always been a little ahead ahead of my age in politics. I was 23 when I got the job of political director for Tea Party express. And it was there where we work with a lot of insurgent candidates. And that's really where I got a lot of my schooling in politics in strategy. That I still use today. After three years of doing that, I worked on some insurgent campaigns and then ended up on the Donald Trump campaign. In the summer of 2016, Jason Miller had just taken over as communications director. I knew Jason via my work with Tea Party express since he was working with various of the same insurgent candidates. We were supporting. And he brought me on to the campaign to be more room director. And I'll never forget him telling me over the phone. And I'm happy I'm guessing maybe some of the audience might not know what a war room director does. Let's explain what a war room is. It's not just a thing that Bannon invented. So what's a political warrior Mandy? Yeah, so a political war room is basically the first nerve of a campaign. It's the first it's your responsible for being the first person on the campaign to catch every little thing that's happening. So if your opponent says something that's noteworthy, it's on you to find it clip it, push it out, come up with an initial response. So you're like the universal political radar hub for that campaign. Yeah, yes, and war room jobs and politics are universally considered some of the worst jobs to have because it's a lot of hard work. You're always on duty, right? There is no off time when you're in the war room now. I'll tell you a little bit of a funny story. I remember when I was talking to Jason about the role. And I said, too, I go well, Jason, I don't really know if I want to be doing war room. Oh, no, Andy. You're not doing war with it. You're gonna run the whole scene. You're gonna oversee all the war room employees. Okay, and just manage it, make sure everything is Copa static. All that said, okay, that sounds good. You know, show up to the 14th floor of Trump Tower. And I find out there is no war room team. And it was basically me and Steven Chung, who was the rapid response director on the team. Stephen Trump panda, the man who is a social media wizard and got to have a shout out to pandas. So it was you and Steve? It was really especially right when I started just me and Steve, as Steven was handling everything until I came on board. He was rapid response director. I was war room director. We didn't really have any staff under us. We were just kind of working together. They ended up bringing on two people under me. This was our entire war room for the campaign. They brought two people under me. And one quit after the access Hollywood video, which I will never forget. And it's funny because I distinctly remember when Steve Bannon came onto the campaign. And the reason I remember it so well, is my hours at Trump hour. Went from, you know, 8 a.m. to 6 o'clock most days to I ended up throughout the rest of the campaign, getting in at 5 30 a.m. every single day. You should have just got a cup. You should have just got one of those old army cots and just taking it to the war room Andy. Yeah, don't please don't give Steve any ideas. I'm sure he would have been totally fine with that. But I was getting in at 5 30 a.m. every day, 7 days, you know, my relaxing day was Sundays when I would get in at 7 a.m.. You know, we'd be working 15 hour days, 16 hour days, regularly. And while in the fight, it was it grinds you down because it's a lot of work, especially when you're understaffed, especially when you're understaffed working for the most covered presidential candidate of all time. If there's any campaign that needed more war room staff, not less, it was the Donald Trump presidential campaign. But it was also just a great learning experience for me, I learned a lot. I definitely worked hard..

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Trump's Former War Room Director Andy Surabian on His Path to Politics

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:14 min | 3 months ago

Trump's Former War Room Director Andy Surabian on His Path to Politics

"He's former special assistant to president Trump and deputy political strategist. My good body. Andy, sarabia. Welcome back to America first. Thanks so much for having me today, sad. It's been way too long. It has been way too long, but we know you're a busy guy, you're in the background, you're making sure that we get the right maga candidates and that they win and this freight train of America first, not only trounces the Democrats in the midterms next year, but also our old boss will win in 2024. We have so much to discuss. You are a Republican strategist and you are the spokesperson for Donald Trump Jr.. So I just want to get in there that this is what these are the little things that this guy does after he leaves The White House. Hopefully we'll see him back there soon enough. Andy, let's start because we have an unfettered discussion here, say a little bit about yourself. Where do you hail from and how did you get into this? Is my dad used to say politics? It's disgusting, but it's so fascinating. So if your audience isn't able to tell by the accent that I still have to this day, I was born and raised in the very conservative dashkin of Massachusetts or the longtime nickname of tax executives. But this world has gotten so crazy that there's numerous states that have higher taxes today than Massachusetts. I mean, that's how crazy this country has gone over the last several years or we can't even really call it that's the truth it's anymore. But born and raised in Massachusetts, how did I get involved in politics, my lord? I mean, that's kind of an interesting question. I will give you the short version. Was originally interested in politics, via Ron Paul's presidential campaign in 2008. And I was just very interested in seeing someone come from outside the typical political

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