Dr. Arthur Laffer, a member of President Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory Board for both of his two terms (1981-1989), has written a very informative paper in which he details why Trump will beat Hillary Clinton. Without going into too much detail, here’s something in Dr. Laffer’s own words that should peak your curiosity: “[E]ssential characteristics of the narrative for the Trump campaign and the Reagan campaign of 1980 are surprisingly similar, which would point to a Trump landslide.” To learn more, click here and download the free brief.



This week, I’m in Cleveland for the GOP Convention and I will be doing a number of interviews. Instead of doing a blog post for each one as we normally do, we’re just going to post the interviews and the corresponding hyperlinks each day from today until Thursday.  Thanks for taking the time to watch.
Monday, July 18

Fast-food CEO Puzder: The Trump economy beats Clinton

Jul. 18, 2016 – 2:44 – CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder argues Donald Trump is the only presidential candidate with a pro-growth approach to government policy.


Trump’s econ plan vs. Hillary’s

Jul. 18, 2016 – 3:31 – Carl’s Jr. & Hardee’s CEO Andy Puzder on why Donald Trump’s economic plan is better than Hillary Clinton’s.


Tuesday, July 19

CKE Restaurants CEO: Trump has pro-growth tax, energy plans

Jul. 19, 2016 – 4:21 – CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder, former McDonald’s USA CEO Ed Rensi and former Sen. Scott Brown, (R-MA), on the economic and energy plans of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.


Wednesday, July 20

CNN: Supporters Tout Trump’s Economic Plan


CNBC – Closing Bell: Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, discusses his views on Donald Trump’s GOP presidential nomination.


Associated Press: Trump children woo donors and, campaign hopes, voters


Fox Business – Puzder: Government has taken power away from consumers

CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and what can be done to improve the economy.


Thursday, July 21

Fox Business: How investors would benefit more from a Trump administration

Jul. 21, 2016 – 2:51 – Trump Victory Cmte Presidential Trustee Andy Puzder on how investors will benefit more from a Trump administration.


The Hill: Inside the GOP’s exclusive donor hub


Friday, July 22

Bloomberg: Eight Reasons to Bankroll a Billionaire’s Campaign


Jeff Hunt, Andy Puzder, Steve Moore

Jeff Hunt, Andy Puzder, and Steve Moore

You can see the discussion by clicking here: http://tinyurl.com/h2jnhra.

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to join Steve Moore, Jeff Hunt and Hugh Hewitt during the 2016 Western Conservative Summit’s Economic Panel in Colorado to discuss issues ranging from minimum wage increases to the importance of the upcoming election for our economy and our nation as a whole.  The summit is the signature event of the Centennial Institute, Colorado Christian University’s public policy think tank which is devoted to faith, family, freedom, and the future. To view the entire segment, please click on this link: https://youtu.be/oY4uLtUcX6s


You can read an op-ed I co-wrote on this topic by clicking on this link: http://tinyurl.com/z8ypa8d.

Today, the Wall Street Journal published an op-ed economist Steve Moore and I wrote in which we discuss how Trump’s pro-growth  economic policies that include the biggest pro-growth tax cut since Ronald Reagan’s 1981 reform; repealing ObamaCare; implementing a pro-growth energy policy; and negotiating better trade deals would benefit working class and middle class Americans far more than Clinton’s income redistribution plan. The op-ed is entitled: A Trump Economy Beats Clinton’s.


To watch my interview, please click here: http://tinyurl.com/jfzfuwz

Yesterday, I joined Fox Business anchor Ashley Webster who wanted to discuss Hillary Clinton’s recent problems which he says are impacting her poll numbers, as evidenced by the latest USA Today poll showing she has a narrowing lead (5% difference) over Trump. Ashley kicked off the segment by asking me how Trump can capitalize on her problems. I simply told Ashley that Trump should make the case that rules that apply to everyone don’t seem to apply to the Clintons. Bending the rule of law to accommodate the elite is not something that’s very popular with everyday Americans. We then went on to discuss the impact the Brexit is having on the markets; Hillary’s indictment which we now know won’t happen; and possible GOP VP candidates. The segment is entitled: CKE Restaurants CEO talks politics, Brexit.


To watch my Fox Business interview on this topic, please click here: http://tinyurl.com/gqmyrrs.

On Friday, I joined Fox Business anchor Trish Reagan on The Intelligence Report to discuss Hillary Clinton outraising Trump in May and whether this will be a challenge for him. I pointed out that more donors will start contributing to Trump because of the threat her policies represent to economic growth. And, I pointed out that he will have access to funds the RNC has raised in three weeks. In contrasting how both would deal with fundamental challenges, I made the case that Trump is the better candidate because of his pro-growth agenda to which voters are responding favorably. As I pointed out to Trish, Trump is successfully courting working and middle-class Americans who don’t resent him for his success and who just want opportunities to achieve their own success. The segment is entitled: Andy Puzder: We are in real economic trouble.  Following the interview, Trump’s campaign announced that it raised $51 million in June, putting any fundraising concerns to rest.


To watch the interview I did on this topic, please click here: http://tinyurl.com/zrohbx2

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to join Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo on Mornings with Maria, co-anchor Dagen McDowell and WSJ Assistant editor James Freeman to talk about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s tax and energy plans; Trump’s fundraising and his ability to self-fund which Americans like; his possible need for political ads; and the impact minimum wage increases have had on those who need entry-level jobs the most.

I made it very clear to Maria that Trump has the better tax plan of the two candidates because it’s a pro-growth plan.  According to the nonpartisan Tax Foundation, Trump’s plan would generate 11% GDP growth over the next decade while Clinton’s plan would cause GDP to decline by 1% over the same period.  Clinton’s plan is a wealth distribution plan, not a pro-growth plan. I added that Clinton’s idea of growing the economy always involves more government, not less of it. We know that if businesses and entrepreneurs are to thrive, we need government to step aside and recognize that the private sector is best equipped to create good jobs and lasting prosperity for all Americans. The segment is entitled: Puzder: Clinton’s tax plan is really a wealth distribution plan.



Last RRL, Andy, 6.16.16Thursday, in a speech before men and women in uniform at the Ronald Reagan Library, I talked about our Stars for Heroes annual campaign which raises funds for our nation’s heroes and their families as well as the current Vatican exhibit we are cosponsoring to showcase the importance of faith in President Reagan’s life. Attendees included active members of the military and veterans, Carl Karcher family members, Carl’s Jr. franchisees, and actor Joe Mantegna, an Ambassador for the Gary Sinise Foundation which is now one of our campaign’s beneficiaries.

As I shared with the audience, America can only remain the “land of the free and the home of the brave” as long as we stand by the values that have made us unique, we support our military and we have and a commander-in-chief willing to lead it like President Reagan did. If you’d like to read more about the event, please check out this Splash Magazine article: http://tinyurl.com/jq5yh7o.


To watch an interview I did on this topic, please click here: http://tinyurl.com/hx4sb7x.

On Saturday morning, I joined Fox News host David Asman to discuss the fact that only 38,000 jobs were created in May (100,000+ were expected). David asked me what I thought was behind the disappointingly low number and I told him that you can’t create jobs with a low GDP. I also told him that businesses are not being encouraged to create jobs. I pointed out that President Obama’s approach, which is favored by Hillary Clinton, relies on raising taxes and increasing regulation which ultimately hurts job creation. I concluded by explaining how dramatic minimum wage increases force small businesses like our franchises to mitigate high labor costs by reducing jobs, hiring more experienced employees and automating. The segment is entitled: Is now the time for Obama to talk about tax hikes?



To watch an interview I did on this topic, please click on this link: http://tinyurl.com/gndygyt.

Last week, I joined Fox Business host Charles Payne on Cavuto’s Coast to Coast show to talk about how minimum wage increases are leading to automation. During the segment, I talked about a recent CBO report that looks at unemployment for men 18-34, comparing 1980 to 2014. The report shows the situation is worse today and looks at a number of factors including increases in means-tested welfare benefits that discourage work and minimum wage increases. Charles and I discussed possible exceptions to high minimum wage increases to ensure that young Americans don’t lose access to opportunities.  We also discussed the importance of negotiating better trade deals, as Donald Trump has called for on the campaign trail, which will benefit Americans. The segment is entitled: Could a minimum wage increase discourage workers?