In this edition of Being Libertarian Presents, Michael Brokamp interviewed Eric Bolling, co-host of Fox News Channel’s early evening talk show, and has released a new book titled Wake Up America.
In referring to past comments where he labelled himself an “anarcho-capitalist,” he downplayed the significance of the comments, saying it may have been a “little provocative, I’m still probably the most capitalist of all people that I see regularly on air […] No government outside of military and protection would be optimal” however, he said.
Discussing his support for Trump, he said we’re down to a “binary choice,” right off the bat dismissing the chance of voting for a third party candidate like Johnson. He noted that Supreme Court picks will be up for grabs, and federal judges as well. Also, he said, Trump is “a businessman” motivated by “cutting the fat.” On the topic of Gary Johnson, Bolling can’t get on board with Gary Johnson because of his stance on Black Lives Matter and other issues. Bolling also, in terms of policy, believes the War on Drugs needs to end.
Bolling believes that “whatever Obama has done is not working for the economy,” and said that he’s worried about the kind of world that is going to be left for his 18 year old son as a result of the aftermath of these policies. He wanted to bring “awareness to how far left the country is going.”
On the topic of Bernie and socialism, Bolling predicted that the socialist movement isn’t over, especially since Bernie was such a likable guy. He noted that a lot of people that like Bernie “wanted change,” and that they weren’t really socialist — that they just wanted to try and fix government by changing the system.
He also asserted that most of the media is “hard left” — that they’re very liberal. He cited their ignorance of Clinton’s health, and other issues. Bolling said that he tries to always have people of all different ideologies on his show to keep it as unbiased as possible.
When asked about the state of the country and the markets, Bolling said that we’re a bubble about to pop since interest rates are so low, and the Federal Reserve has control over the markets. He suggests that we should follow Ron Paul’s ideas about auditing the fed.