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Off The Wall

Dec 2, 2022

Who makes the laws that impact Americans? Politicians! We all know that every story has multiple sides. So, in this episode of Off the Wall, hosts David Armstrong and Jessica Gibbs welcome Reince Priebus, former White House Chief of Staff for President Donald Trump and chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), to give a Republican viewpoint on what is happening in American politics.  

Reince shares his take on the recent midterm elections, the future of the Republican party, and how these will impact the average American. 

You’ll hear Reince speak about the role of media in the intense political division in America, why it’s so hard to fix the immigration problem, what’s on the Republican legislative agenda for the next two years, and much more. 


Episode Timeline/Key Highlights: 

[00:09] Introducing Reince Priebus & The topics of today’s episode. 

[05:41] What happened in the 2022 midterms? 

[10:26] Why wasn’t there the “red wave” that people talked about coming into the midterms? 

[12:16] How can the Republican Party change their messaging to capture the attention of the 9% of Americans who are Independent? 

[16:00] Could a non-partisan, middle-centrist presidential candidate get elected? 

[18:55] Where is the Republican Party headed, especially with Donald Trump announcing his candidacy to rerun for president? Is the Republican Party moving away from Trump? 

[22:30] In Reince’s view, what kept Joe Biden from supporting a strong border? What drives us to vote against people who stand up for movements we believe in?  

[24:40] Why you shouldn’t let your personal opinions about politics drive your investing decisions. + What is on the Republican legislative agenda for the next two years? 

[27:35] Realistically, what issues could President Joe Biden tackle in the next two years? 

[29:30] Why is it so hard to fix immigration? 

[34:38] Why are Democrats getting elected in border states if illegal immigration is such a problem in those states? 

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About Reince Priebus: 

Reince Priebus currently serves as the President of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, a nationwide law firm with more than 260 attorneys. Prior to joining Michael Best, Reince was named White House Chief of Staff shortly after the 2016 Presidential campaign. 

Prior to managing the White House staff, Reince served as chairman of the Republican National Committee. Before serving as RNC Chairman, Reince served as chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin.   He was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in both 2016 and 2017. 

Reince previously served as a visiting Fellow at Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School and is currently an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Additionally, he is also an exclusive speaker with the world-wide speaking company, The Washington Speakers Bureau. 

Reince received his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law. He practiced as a corporate litigator at Michael Best’s Milwaukee office for many years before moving to the D.C. area. He was raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin and is a die-hard Packers fan.  


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About “Off the Wall”:

Off the Wall is a podcast aimed at helping you answer the questions: What is the point of my wealth, and what actions can I take to accomplish that purpose? Your answers to those questions will be different from everyone else’s. As Wealth Managers, we’re skilled at helping our clients think through these challenging, but important, questions. 

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