Neighborhood: Upper West Side
Occupation: Host, MSNBC’s PoliticsNation at 6 p.m. ET
In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
What I do all day is I do three jobs: I run National Action Network early in the morning, I do my syndicated radio show from 1 to 4, then I do Politics Nation with Al Sharpton pre-production from 4:30, go live from 6 to 7, then we do afterstudy and analysis, and then maybe in the evening I might have a speaking engagement. But on a slow day, I do three jobs.
What’s your favorite medication?
Air, while I’m on the treadmill. I like doing inhale-exhale exercises while I’m doing my workout.
How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
Over $50. I go up in Harlem, to Betty’s on Eighth Avenue.
What do you think of Donald Trump?
I think he’s one of the greatest showmen that has monetized it in modern history. He and I don’t agree on any politics, but great showman. I know him, and one thing that you know about Trump: If you go to dinner with Trump, he will sit down and say, “How’re you doing, how’re you doing? That’s enough about you,” and talk about himself for the next hour. He’s easy to get along with: It’s all Trump, all the time.
Who is your mortal enemy?
Years ago it would be local figures, but I don’t really have any local enemies now. Today, I would say probably some of the Republican candidates. I really have a very negative view of Mr. Gingrich. We toured together, and I think he’s really become very divisive.
Times, Post, or Daily News?
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