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Black Woman Redefined author Sophia Nelson discusses Trump’s new campaign manager on CNN

Sophia Nelson wears many hats: journalist, TV pundit and social commentator, lawyer, and award-winning author. Her groundbreaking book Black Woman Redefined: Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama was originally published five years ago by BenBella and continues to garner positive critical and public acclaim.

Sophia appeared on CNN Newsroom this week to discuss Donald Trump’s new campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway. Conway and Nelson are childhood friends and worked together on Black Woman Redefined, for which Conway did the research. During the CNN segment, Sophia eloquently reflected on Donald Trump’s most recent appeal to black voters, a topic which she is uniquely qualified to discuss as a well-respected pundit and stalwart in the African American community, and the role Kellyanne Conway may be able to play in Trump’s public image. Can Kellyanne Conway turn the Trump campaign around and help him relate to black voters, or is it too late? Watch Sophia Nelson discuss below for her insights:

1 thought on “Black Woman Redefined author Sophia Nelson discusses Trump’s new campaign manager on CNN”

  1. Trump’s key argument for his own candidacy stems from his long business career, a record which he claims provides the right background for the presidency. In his case, however, that career has distorted his outlook to such a degree that it renders him unfit for such a high office.

    His expressed opinions about NATO, his taxes, and Iraqi oil all support this conclusion. A business owner evaluates company policies largely in terms of their contribution to profits. Thus, Trump views NATO with a skeptical eye because America bears a larger share of the total cost than the treaty specifies. Trump, with his accountant’s mentality, does not think in strategic terms, so the non-economic value of the alliance escapes him.

    In like manner, as a business leader, Trump regards taxes as a cost, which should be minimized so that profits increase. His narrow perspective precludes any understanding of the vital role taxes play in paying for the infrastructure on which his business success partially depends. Not all corporate ceos suffer from such a blinkered outlook, but Trump clearly does.

    Finally, Trump evaluates the Iraq invasion partially in terms of its costs. So, if the Iraqis can’t or won’t pay, we seize their assets (oil), a policy that has the added benefit of denying resources to our competitors, ISIS.

    Trump’s priorities, which make sense in the business world, threaten the interests of the US in an environment in which profit and loss are not defined in monetary terms.

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