Bill’s Guest Gigs, Interviews, and Other Appearances
Thank you. I wanted to catch up in the aftermath of Gina Raimondo’s splendid adventure in Beijing. She is, of course, the Commerce Secretary. Bill, I just wondered, what was she doing in Beijing? What are the things, I guess as importantly, she did before she went, and then what went down while she was there?
On the other side, as you’ve been sounding alarm and everybody else involved with the committee for present danger China, has been talking about, Xi’s intentions are pretty clear and they’re pretty hostile, and he seems to be battening China down to be in war mode, and the signals are all over from beginning to kick Western due diligence companies out of the country to arresting key… Of course, this has been going on… While arresting key executives of big companies that are not playing ball with the Chinese Communist Party, and they seem increasingly to be on a war footing and Wall Street and the big multinationals are in denial. They just want this to pass.
We are back and we’re pleased, as always, at this point in the week generally with the opportunity to speak to Bill Walton, a recovering master of the universe on Wall Street. A man who has, among other things become a prominent figure in the conservative movement in our nation, as well as a very engaged philanthropist, as well as dedicated public citizen I think it’s fair to say. And he’s a man of many, many parts and we’re always happy to have a chance to tap his insights, as well as those that he generates in the course of a terrific television podcast that he does, the Bill Walton Show.
We are back and Bill Walton is still with us, I’m happy to say. Bill, we were talking earlier about some of the ideas that are afloat in terms of trying to, well help keep the Chinese government afloat, I think it’s fair to say. Very ill-advised ideas like this science and technology agreements renewal. I wanted to turn to some other evidence of the difficulties the regime is having economically at the moment and your sense of whether we should be encouraging those problems or alleviating them.
Welcome back. We’re visiting with Bill Walton, the host of The Bill Walton Show. You can find it now at cpac.org. You can find it also on Substack. And we’re talking about an upcoming episode, as we speak, with Bob Lighthizer, the renowned trade representative to successive presidents. Bill had a very interesting interview with him the other day.
Welcome to Securing America, with me, Frank Gaffney. The program that’s a kind of owner’s manual for protecting the country we love against all enemies, foreign and domestic to the glory of God and his kingdom. Well, a man who has been studying closely the greatest threat we face and has come a long way baby in terms of understanding it and helping the rest of us do the same is a recovering master of the universe. A man we have the privilege of featuring each week about this time. His name is Bill Walton. He formerly was a major player on Wall Street, a $6 billion company called Allied Capital, was his sandbox up there. And while he was there, he was interested in doing business with China. But man, he’s gotten the memo since he left there, became a leader of the conservative movement and is now the host of the Bill Walton Show. A terrific TV podcast program that I highly commend to you, especially a brand new edition of it, which is going to be the subject of our first block in our conversation with Bill, namely an interview that he did with the Trump administration’s Senior Trade Negotiator, Robert Lighthizer.
Welcome back. We’re visiting with Bill Walton as we are privileged to do about this time each week. Bill, we’re just tantalizing people with the idea that our friend and colleague, Kevin Freeman, host of Economic War Room with Kevin Freeman, and a regular also here at Securing America, has developed with folks in Texas and apparently there are now 12 states altogether that are actively looking at taking advantage of apparently a constitutional opportunity to essentially mint their own currency as long as it’s gold or silver-backed.
We are back and I am always delighted to be able to say welcome to both you, of course, but also to our next guest. A regular here at Securing America. His name is Bill Walton. He is the host of his own television podcast program, The Bill Walton show. A master of the universe, now recovering former Allied Capital poobah in Wall Street. And these days a prominent figure in the conservative movement here in Washington, DC and across the nation. We’re always thrilled to be able to take stock with him, in a manner of speaking, about what is going on in the world of finance and business and geopolitics. And Bill, it’s good to have you back for that purpose. Welcome once again.
Let me ask you about Barack Obama’s agenda here, as I see it, which is the fundamental transformation of our military. And as I think we are in the third term of the Obama-Biden presidency, we now have a general officer who was promoted quite aggressively, I think it’s fair to say, in the first two Biden, lower case Biden, Obama-Biden terms. Namely, General CQ Brown. He’s now been nominated by the president to become the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Senate may act on that nomination as soon as this week. I personally believe it should be rejected, and in fact, we have at rejectgeneralbrown.org, a line act campaign that will facilitate you weighing in with your senators on this subject, if you care to do so. But Bill, as a leading member of our conservative movement, I think you signed a memorandum to the movement by the Conservative Action Project last week, in which several dozen of us said, this isn’t the right guy for the United States military at this time. Why is that so, sir?
Well, if I may be irreverent, if you’ve ever seen the Wizard of Oz, she reminded me of one of the munchkins, and I don’t know if there’s a world record for bowing rapidly. I think she said it. I watched her do that with three or four different officials. The visuals were so entertaining and in fact they reflect the substance of her message. And if you want to see Oz as maybe President G, the thing that was interesting is that President G didn’t deign to meet with her, so he was behind the curtain while she was there dealing with the almighty odds, and she was saying things like, “Well, the Chinese we know do not have any hostile intent and we know they want to be peaceful and we’ve been too tough with them on freight trade with Donald Trump, and if we’re just nice to them, everything’s going to be fine.” Well, that’s either naive or completely cynical.