LIVE AT 2 p.m.: Former Gov. Ed Schafer on Trumpism, the legislative session, the executive branch, and the Legacy Fund

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Ed Schafer

Ed Schafer helped usher in the current era of Republican dominance in North Dakota when he was elected Governor back in the early 1990s.

How does he feel about the Trump era, and the strife and faction now dividing his party?

We'll talk about it on this episode of Plain Talk Live.


Also, the Governor weighs in on the just-completed legislative session, the battles between the legislative branch and the executive branch under current Governor Doug Burgum, as well as his thoughts on the way the Legacy Fund is being used.

All episodes of Plain Talk Live are also available on the Plain Talk podcast , which you can subscribe to by way of your favorite podcasting service.

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Opinion by Rob Port
Rob Port is a news reporter, columnist, and podcast host for the Forum News Service. He has an extensive background in investigations and public records. He has covered political events in North Dakota and the upper Midwest for two decades. Reach him at Click here to subscribe to his Plain Talk podcast.
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