Transcript: “The Drift: Stopping America’s Slide Toward Socialism” with author Kevin Hassett

And so, I think a lot of conservative friends — you know, one of the first people to interview me in my office when I went to the White House was George Will, and I know George didn’t very strong feelings for the president but a lot of people have this view, oh i wish i could have these policies but why do you have to be so rude on twitter. And I think, you know, this question basically, I think in a way, eliminates the problem. So the problem is that we’re now in this competition for attention, and the competition for attention kind of separates us and makes us meaner and meaner to each other, because it’s a bit more fun for people to watch, sort of like a car crash or something. And so, I think this – you know, it’s like something that’s a major challenge for politicians in the future, because this – you know, and I don’t mean to insult anybody, but if you look like this It’s awesome AOC is looking for attention on Twitter, you know, I think it’s a similar kind of thing. Like, so her policy proposals are, you know, very socialist and very consistent with the kind of ideas that I’m laying out in the book, and she does it with that kind of, you know, I guess vigor is super appealing and interesting and fun for people to watch and distracts from, you know, the more moderate kind of Democrats of the 1970s or 80s who…