Because You Asked
Barry Nussbaum: Hello and welcome to ATP Report. It's the Katie and Barry show. Joining me is my partner in all of this from across the pond. Welcome, Katie Hopkins.
Katie Hopkins: Thank you very much for having me on once again. My suggestion to spring on you today, Barry, is that we change tables a little bit, and reverse roles because I know some news that other people don't know.
Which actually is one of my favorite things is being kind of the queen of the gossip. But the gossip here at ATP is that you have a new book out. You've just released it, and no one knows just yet. So, I get to ask you questions about it.
Barry Nussbaum: Let's do it. It's called Because You Asked, and it is out as of yesterday.
Katie Hopkins: Excellent. Now, tell me, Because You Asked in terms of when you were sitting thinking, did you come up with the title after you wrote this, or was it a prompt Because You Asked as in people always ask you this stuff?
Barry Nussbaum: Actually, it's the latter. The book is a series of essay answers to American Truth Project viewers' questions from across the globe. For interpretation, sometimes an explanation as to what the heck is going on with both domestic and foreign policy of the United States related to the five key issues of American Truth Project.
Katie Hopkins: I think one of the interesting things, having just read it myself, is that if somebody wants to go to this and they have a question, and they don't want to read a whole book because they haven't got time, they are just on a short journey or whatever, they can dip in and out of this, can't they? You can go to a chapter. You can get an answer to a question and then come back to it if you wish.
Barry Nussbaum: That was exactly my intent to make it simplistic in its format, but not to cut corners on, let's say, the sophistication of the answers. So, if you really want to know, for example, why it was important for Trump to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on behalf of the United States of America, you will know the answer, and it won't take you but ten minutes to figure it out. It is an easy chapter to get through.
Katie Hopkins: I'm always drawn to books, stories, or I suppose life. I'm always drawn to, kind of, people stories. So, stories of people that, probably some of them I know. Robert Spencer, I know, is featured in your book. But there's one lady, in particular, Phyllis Chesler. I believe her name is. Can you tell us a little bit about how she is featured in the book? There is a chapter about her.
Barry Nussbaum: Yeah, she's an extraordinary story. She's one of the original feminists. I mean, from the very beginning in the 60s. She was right there with all the leaders of women's empowerment, along the lines of the founder of Ms. Magazine and that sort of thing.
What happened to Phyllis was the woman's movement left her behind. It got linked up with a bunch of affiliated theories and progressive movements that Phyllis no longer felt comfortable with. For example, Phyllis had the unfortunate circumstance of marrying a Muslim man.
She was taken to the Middle East. They seized her passport. She was a prisoner against her will. A highly educated woman, a scholar on the subject of women's rights. When she finally managed to escape back to the United States nobody wanted to hear about it. Why? Well, it would have made Islam look bad.
The women's movement said, "No," and they left her behind. There is story after story about poor Phyllis being excluded from the conferences that she had put together. Her best-selling books on women's empowerment all of a sudden didn't matter because women's empowerment is fine until you speak out against the abuse of women by Muslim men.
Katie Hopkins: Tell me, on that, since I'm thinking of these stories and the people when they read your book, Because You Asked, they can find these stories of different things that happened, and different people within it.
Keith Ellison also gets a mention, doesn't he? He's someone I've been focused on for a long time because he kind of handed the baton to Ilhan Omar. Give your readers an idea of what you talk about with Keith Ellison?
Barry Nussbaum: Yeah, Keith Ellison is one of those fellows that has been under the radar more than he should have been. He is the first male Islamic congressman. He has radical ideas, literally were formatted under the tutelage of the "greatest" anti-Semite, anti-white preacher in American history.
The head of the Nation of Islam is whom I am referring too. Even though Keith Ellison was one of the guys carrying the torch for Louis Farrakhan, he got elected to Congress, a whole bunch of times. Now he's Attorney General of Minnesota, and he turned over his district to Ilhan Omar. One quick story a congressman told me once when the Democratic caucus went to Israel, Keith Ellison disappeared.
They couldn't find him for several days. They finally found him back at the airport. He said he'd spent the whole time with his brothers in Hamas in the Gaza Strip to promote freedom for those terrorists. The rest of the delegation was horrified. He refused to meet with the Israelis, who he hates.
Katie Hopkins: If I was going to say someone read this, like if you're going to read one chapter. If you were going to read one bit, you only had a little time. What's that bit for you? What's the bit that you think is important or you'd want people to come away with?
Barry Nussbaum: Well, I really like some of the stuff that I put in about Trump's plans that were fought to the death by goofballs. What I'm thinking about in particular in answer to your question, that's a great question by the way, is the border wall, right?
Every single scholar that has any understanding of the threat of an open border, the threat of drugs, violent criminals, sexual exploitation of children, weapons being smuggled in, everything else bad about an open border Trump wanted to solve with one simple thing, to build a barrier on the border.
Some of the stories that I ran into that I wrote about are legislators deciding that the border must be illegal. If it's not illegal, we're going to have a boycott against any contractor who works on it because everyone knows walls don't work.
Which literally may be the dumbest thing any politician in America has ever said because these same people all have walls around their private estates. They have walls around the buildings where they go to work. Everywhere they go, there's security, either armed, a physical barrier or both. Yet they want to deny Americans that same right to be secure in their own country.
Katie Hopkins: I commend you on this because I think, Barry, what it does, it's informative, it breaks it down, it's educational, but it's got you. I can hear you talking about it. So, it's done in a manner that it's almost as if I sat here listening to you, but it's in a book. Now, listen, if people want to get a hold of it, Because You Asked how can they go about getting hold of their copy so they can read what we have just been discussing?
Barry Nussbaum: Well, thank you for asking, Katie. It's very simple. In the U.S., take out your cell phone and type B-Y-A, which stands for Because You Asked, and send it to the number 88202. You'll get a free chapter of the book and a link to get the whole book.
You can just go to our website, Americantruthproject.org, if you are outside of the United States. The free offer is on the website as well. Put in your email, and we will send you a chapter of the book so you can decide if you want to buy the rest of it or not.
Katie Hopkins: Perfect, so B-Y-A, Because You Asked. That's the key. Those are the letters people need to text.
Barry Nussbaum: Send it to the number 88202. You'll get a free sample.
Katie Hopkins: Okay, Barry. Thank you so much. I've enjoyed being the boss and asking the questions. So, we might do this again. Write another book, and we get to do this again.
Barry Nussbaum: Absolutely. Thank all of you out there for joining us on ATP today. Thanks, Katie, for a great interview. We'll see you next time.