Giordano: ':Let's put up a billboard over I-95 thanking Trump for Philadelphia's poverty decrease'

Dom Giordano Program Recap | September 26, 2019

The Dom Giordano Program
September 26, 2019 - 2:16 pm

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Who’s Responsible For The Decrease In Philadelphia’s Poverty Rate, Trump or Kenney?

Today, Dom started off the show talking about a story in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer that tells of a decrease in the poverty rate for Philadelphia and surrounding areas. The Inquirer reports, ‘Philadelphia’s poverty rate, a stark and stubborn indicator of hard times that has long hindered the city’s reputation, dropped to its lowest level since 2008 – near the start of the recession.’ The Inquirer notes, ‘the unemployment rate in the city in May was 4.9%, down from 6.7% in 2016.’ The story, though, focused much on policies implemented by Mayor Jim Kenney as being the reason for the poverty decline, but Dom wonders whether our listeners attribute the decline to Mayor Kenney or the policies of President Trump. Because of this, Dom takes calls from listeners and posted a poll on his Twitter asking who should be thanked for the dip, with between 77-80% of respondents saying President Trump, and proposes a billboard over Philadelphia thanking Trump for the improved economy.

Stephen Moore | Trump Economic Advisor

Stephen Moore, Heritage Economist and Senior Economic Advisor Trump 2020 Campaign, joined Dom to discuss the result of economic policies implemented by President Trump. Moore, who was in town this week, also explains why Pennsylvania will be the deciding factor in the 2020 election.

Will The Whistleblower Remain Anonymous?

And throughout the show, the big topic of the day today was the release of the impeachment inquiry whistleblower’s account of Trump’s misdeeds. In contrast to yesterday’s release of a transcript of a call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, today’s whistleblower document alleges clear evidence of a quid pro quo threat made by President Trump. Zelensky came out and said that the phone call was non-threatening, but that didn’t stop congressional leaders in their continued fight for impeachment. Dom gives his take on the new document, and listeners call in to respond.