Power and Politics - Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer: Trump is “doing grave damage”

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The political rise and fall of Eliot Spitzer is a story many of you may be familiar with, but a new interview reveals some aspects about New York’s former governor that you likely never heard before.

Spitzer recently agreed to a rare sit-down interview with News 12’s Tara Rosenblum.

Their hour-long conversation covered everything from the #metoo movement and Albany to his views on President Donald Trump. Rosenblum pointed out that the two have many similarities; both New Yorkers, both real estate tycoons, both have had a life in the public eye and have pursued public service, both have been on multiple TV shows. She then asked if that is where the similarities end? "I hope so. He basically has an Orwellian relationship with facts, and he doesn't understand as we've seen that there is objective reality and there's  fantasyland. The two are conflated for him and it is problematic in many, many levels."

LISTEN: A Turn to Tara companion podcast of her interview with Eliot Spitzer:

Spitzer went on to voice his displeasure with the way Trump governs. "His constant attacks on the judicial system, on Congress, on the Supreme Court, even, on the Fed. Every day his lack of presidential demeanor is doing grave damage to our notion of democratic governments"

When asked is there anything that he would give the president good marks for? “Trade with China, he's been right. Now he's handled it in a way that I think has not been terribly adroit, and he has made enemies of Canada, Mexico, Europe, Japan at a time it where we would've been better off forming a coalition to confront China's trade abuses, but he is right."

Rosenblum’s interview with the former governor will air this Wednesday night beginning at 8:30 p.m., only on News 12.

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