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Leslie Eastman’s “Canto Talk” Interview with Cartoonist A.F. Branco

Leslie Eastman’s “Canto Talk” Interview with Cartoonist A.F. Branco

Two Legal Insurrection authors cover 9/11, California and Antonio’s new book: Make America Laugh Again.

It was my pleasure to interview Legal Insurrection’s Antonio Branco during the Canto Talk show today, with host Silvio Canto Jr.

We began the show remembering where we were during the events of September 11, 2001. I recounted walking to my local swimming pool that morning, and hearing the TV broadcasts from all the homes I passed through the open windows. Both Antonio and I agreed that it was the first major event that we followed more closely through the internet and new media than through traditional news sources.

We also mentioned the memorial services, including the one President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attended to honor the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

“They attacked the enemy,” Trump said on the Pennsylvania field where United Flight 93 crashed on Sept. 11, 2001. “They fought until the very end. And they stopped the forces of terror and defeated this wicked, horrible, evil plan.”

Also praising the U.S. military, Trump vowed to protect the nation against what he called “radical Islamic terrorism.”

…The ceremony came two days after the dedication of a Tower of Voices. Built at 93 feet, the tower features 40 wind chimes, each representing a passenger or crew member on the doomed flight.

Trump’s speech was somber and consoling:

We also covered the California’ gubernatorial race, in which I was able to deliver the surprising but good news Republican John Cox had significantly closed the gap between himself and Democratic nominee Gavin Newsom. Furthermore, Team Cox has clearly enhanced and refined its message with the new #HelpIsOnTheWay campaign.

I even dared to give fellow Californian Antonio the suggestion to graphically liken Cox and Newsom to Trump and the Canadian Prime Minister in an upcoming panel!  Between Antonio’s pen and my phone, we can turn California beet red!

We also covered Antonio’s success, with a mention of his being picked up by Creators Syndicate and the sales of his wonderfully funny, new book: Make America Laugh Again! Since we are boycotting Amazon, you can order yours from Seattle Book Company!

(interview starts at 4:00 mark)


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Cream rises.

My God – Trudeau looks so pussified in that photo, moooochelle odumbo just might ask him out on a date.