Business Game Changers Radio with Sarah Westall: Alan Wilensky: Trump Doesn’t Really Want to be President and How a Third Candidate Could End Up being President

  08/15/2016  12:00 pm PDT

The 2016 election is shaping up to be the most polarized election in modern history. Clinton represents the establishment, while Trump represents an angry base that wants something different. Bernie Sanders represented the other side of the coin from Trump; an alternative for the angry and the disenfranchised on the democratic side. Now with just Clinton and Trump in the race, many are struggling to support either candidate.


Disenfranchised democrats have abandoned ship and have boosted donations to the Green Party’s candidate, Jill Stein, by over 1000%. In fact, Stein has reached 7% in some national polls. These are unheard of results for the Green Party and have boosted speculation that a third party may be in the future for our country.


On the other side of the spectrum, establishment republicans are jumping ship entirely and are shocking their base by throwing their support behind Hillary Clinton; for all practical purposes, the enemy in the eyes of the republican base.


The 2016 election is shaping up to be the most polarizing and bizarre election in modern history. If it wasn’t so important for the future of our country, it might actually be humorous and quite entertaining.


In this episode we bring back Alan Wilensky to discuss these issues. As the past assistant tax secretary, Alan is well versed on the ins and outs of Washington and isn’t shy about sharing his opinions. He gives his opinions on many issues including why he believes that Trump doesn’t really want to be president, how a third candidate could ultimately be president, and why the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was crafted in secret from the public and the lobbyists.


For interviews and speaking engagements, the media can reach Mr. Wilenski at


Sarah Westall

BUSINESS GAME CHANGERS 12PM PT / 3PM ET Business Game Changers with Host Sarah Westall covers the big issues, disruptions, and cutting edge innovation. Each episode bri...

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Alan Wilensky

Alan Wilensky served as the assistant tax secretary under George H.W. Bush and is a practicing lawyer based out of Minneapolis MN. While in his leadership at the tax departm...

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