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Mark the Week: President Trump is on a roll while Nancy Pelosi falls apart

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 7 Feb 2020, 10:25AM
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Mark the Week: President Trump is on a roll while Nancy Pelosi falls apart

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 7 Feb 2020, 10:25AM

Every Friday morning, Mike Hosking takes you through the big ticket items of the week and lets you know what he makes of it all.

Donald Trump.

8/10.

"About as good a week as you could want launching into election year.

An acquittal from a farce of a trial, the highest approval ratings yet, a State of the Union speech sprooking a purple economic patch, and an opposition that couldn’t, as they say, organise a three car funeral."

Nancy Pelosi.

1/10.

"The ripping up of the State of the Union encapsulates all that is wrong with them.

Hate doesn’t get you votes."

Waitangi Day.

7/10.

"It seems to have cool its jets up north.

And the fury is replaced, for most of us, by a day off in summer which is what a national day should be."

Gary Stead.

3/10.

"His score would have been lower if it hadn't been for the fact he apparently wanted to actually do his job.

It's just his employers insisted he not coach, when they need a coach."

Coronavirus Hysteria.

1/10.

"The face masks are yet another reminder that reality and insanity are two very separate things.

And the latter drives our emotion more than the former, which has got to be a worry."

Auckland Road Works.

0/10.

"The city is run by idiots, arrogant, ideologically driven buffoons.

The city is at gridlock, it's dysfunction, it's unpleasant, it's inefficient, everyone hates the delays, the frustration and the clowns who think it'll fix anything.

And yet, they just don’t care."

Elton John in NZ.

9/10.

"72 and still packing them out. A lifetime of brilliance in three hours of magic.

Is there a single artist that's emerged in the last 10 years that will match that?"

LISTEN ABOVE FOR MIKE HOSKING'S FULL WEEK IN REVIEW

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