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John Di Lemme Interviews Michael Bluemling Jr.
John Di Lemme: Well hello everyone. Welcome to a very special message, a very special podcast. My name is John Di Lemme, the founder of Conservative Business Journal and we are excited today to introduce you to Michael Blooming Jr. who I had the pleasure of meeting, actually, at Mar-a-Lago, at the American Pro-Israel PAC Event just a few short weeks ago. As all of you know, I always teach, make sure you are around the right people and make sure you know people behind the scenes and I met Michael… He was actually the first one I met that night. We’ve been to Mar-a-Lago many times. As you know, I am pro-President Trump, I am pro-conservative values, I am pro-military, pro-law enforcement, and obviously we are going to create a landslide in 2020 and Michael’s going to win the Congress back here for District 21. So, we’re going to jump right into it today. I suggest that everyone definitely connect with Michael, definitely get involved in his campaign, vote for him, spread the message because we have to win back the House. We have to win back the House in 2020 coming up.
John Di Lemme: So let me give you just a brief overview of Michael and then I’m going to go back and forth on some heated key issues here which is exciting. Michael Blooming Jr. has overcome the abuse of his past to achieve a fulfilling life. After high school, he served in the United States army, obtaining the rank of Sergeant. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from ECPI University. Master of Profession in Human Resources and Employment Relations from Pennsylvania State University. Graduate certificate from UMASS Dartmouth in Organizational Leadership. In addition, which is very powerful, he graduated from the entrepreneurship bootcamp for the veteran’s program from FSU, from Florida State University.
John Di Lemme: The successes and trauma of his past have led Michael to making a difference for others in the present based on those life experiences that have shaped him through Christian, father, leader, author, consultant, inspirational speaker that he is today. After an honorable discharge in the military, he went on to hold several positions in the U.S. government which in all total over 13 years of service to America. Most recently, he worked with the state of Virginia as the Virginia Values Veterans V3 Program Manager. He’s also a fan of [inaudible 00:02:15] LLC, a disabled veteran-owned company based in Richmond, Virginia from 2013 to 2016. And he’s authored some tremendous books which I’m sure he’ll share about today.
John Di Lemme: So Michael, welcome to a very special podcast from Conservative Business Journal. We’re excited to get your message and as we say, win the House back. Take back the district, right brother?
Michael B. Jr.: Absolutely, John. I really appreciated it, it was absolutely great meeting you and your wife at Mar-a-Lago. And I’m looking forward to the positive impacts that we’re going to be able to have in the community, the positive conservative values that we’re going to put forth in our issues, and the changes that we’re going to be making at the congressional level in Washington D.C. where I’ve done a lot of work at the federal and state level. I had some intricate viewpoints of being able to see how change happens in the legislative body working for the state of Virginia and also doing a lot of work down here in Tallahassee volunteering with several boards.
Michael B. Jr.: So, I’m passionate about America, I’m passionate about the people, and together we’re going to be able to win back the House and we’re going to be able to make the changes that are necessary to move forward in this country. Especially with President Trump, who’s our president who’s doing fantastic work right now. And then also our new governor, Ron DeSantis, who is an amazing advocate for the community and the state here. So we have the perfect opportunity to have a conservative come to Congress and to beat Lois Frankel.
John Di Lemme: You know, let’s really talk about that, too. Those of you that may not know who Lois is, and my dad was 89, he was a veteran… You’ll definitely meet my dad, Michael. He is pro-Trump, pro-America, pro-military, pro-law enforcement. And when the State of the Union Address, when President Trump did a phenomenal State of the Union Address and it had all the crazy women. All of them dressed in white looking like complete loony tunes and I said to my dad, “That’s Lois Frankel, that’s the District… That’s the one that I’m interviewing Michael on Monday… That’s what we have to win the House back from”. Let’s really dig into that, Michael. Why is it so important? Some people don’t understand why we have to win the House back and why it’s powerful for you to win the District from Lois. So you as a… Because obviously I believe is going to win and take it back, can you share with everyone why that is such a key issue to win back District 21 for the U.S. Congress?
Michael B. Jr.: Well, it really originates back to our Founding Fathers and the constitution. If you look back over the years, the service to our country, the military service member completes. When you look at the service of someone who served our country, that’s the backbone of why we have to have democracy and a process. So when you look back at 2018, for example, and Lois Frankel runs uncontested, that’s a problem and a breakdown and a failure of democracy because we should be having conservative values and views being brought forward. And when they’re brought forward, then they can be brought to Washington D.C. and here in the District and that’s where the changes that the community really desires and the voice of the people can really be heard. So when you forego that opportunity and you just give that away, then that’s a huge problem. Also, one of the other problems most recently that Lois has a been a fault of, she hasn’t been showing up in Washington D.C. when these important bills are being voted on. 30% of the bills between January and March she was put “the no-show”.
John Di Lemme: I want our listeners to understand this, because obviously President Trump is going to create a landslide in 2020, there’s no question about it. And he’s brought to the forefront a lot of the issues… I’ve always known a swamp as a swamp. He’s just exposing the swamp. I think it’s very important, too, and I want to address a major issue. We were at Mar-a-lago for the American-Israel PAC Event… How important is it for us to stand by Israel? Obviously you as a Judeo-Christian man, how important is it for us to stand with Israel and how are you going to bring that to your platform, to what you stand for as you run for Congress and I believe win the District? Because it’s insane what’s going on now with the anti-Semitic statements and the anti-Israel. It’s so critical, we have to get in and get the right word out. So why were you there that night, Michael, when I first met you at Mar-a-Lago?
Michael B. Jr.: So that’s a very good question and really what it comes down to is this, and it’s a broad answer so I’m going to go into a little of detail here. [crosstalk 00:06:53] First of all, when you look at international affairs and foreign policy and you look at our allies, strengthening relationships with our allies is very critical to the robust economy that Donald Trump has been able to create and win. And he’s putting America first, which is important, but also he’s bridging out, he’s creating relationships, and he’s partnering and recognizing that our allies… And he’s working to protect them, such as Israel. That’s really important because if Israel is our ally, and we’re not showing strength in that region, then we’re going to be vulnerable. So it’s the little wins in these international affairs that are critical to our national defense and also to the protection of citizens of America. So people don’t look at those things.
Michael B. Jr.: But for me, for example… Two things about me: First of all, I have a very, very strong faith. I went through a lot of tragedy as a child. I was an altar boy, Catholic specifically, and I served as elector as an adult. So I’ve been serving the church and community. I was Director of Development so I worked in the deities of rich men and the deities of [inaudible 00:08:00] so I’ve done a lot of work in the community-based organizations and the faith-based organizations. So my faith is really important to me but also when you try to stop through censorship of someone’s voice, and American’s voice, a citizen’s voice, that is so powerful and you try to drown that out, you have got to stop that.
Michael B. Jr.: That is so anti-American that we have to stand up against that. Those talks to support terrorist countries, you know, supporting Iran and giving them money under the Obama Administration, that is a complete failure of democracy and trying to strengthen our foreign policy because when you give money to a terrorist state, then people all of a sudden think, “Oh, well, we’re working with terrorists”. If you give billions of dollars to a terrorist nation, then that’s who we’re fighting against is America.
Michael B. Jr.: So, I love what President Trump is doing. Him meeting with the North Korean leader I think is a positive step in the right direction because we have to say, “Hey, we don’t stand for this, but we’re willing to go through the process and try to work through those economic… The sanctions, and try to give the people there that are being persecuted.” Because when you have terrorism, that means a lot of people are being adversely impacted. And so that’s the second part of who I am, and that’s serving our country in the United States army. So I served in Europe for over [inaudible 00:09:20] years and… Excuse me, I’m sorry.
John Di Lemme: No, no. Go ahead, Michael. Go ahead, go. I get all fired up and wound up because I love America and I love what you’re saying. And then people go, “Well, how do these people get in Congress?” Guys, pay attention here. Mo, Larry, and Curly… The three crazy women, AOC even… And the two Muslims in Congress… People voted them in, that’s why we have to vote. I tell people, “Michael’s a politician, he’s running to get in Congress”. All I can do as a businessman and someone who runs a business, and I’m pro-America, is expose him and let people know what’s going on. You can’t let them manipulate and be charismatic. I mean, look at the 150 billion dollars that Obama gave to Iran. He fed the terrorism. And it was great when Dennis Prager that night in Mar-a-Lago really breaks it down. They break it down about, you went from Iran to [inaudible 00:10:16], to all the terrorists, to ISIS. I think it’s important that we expose the truth, right Michael? That’s key issues.
Michael B. Jr.: Absolutely. When you’re talking about foreign policy, international affairs, you have to go straight to the truth, straight to the facts. And right now, there’s a lot of propaganda and rhetoric that’s going on in Congress. Having served this country, that was more of what I was going to get into for you. Having served this country, being deployed for the thir- I was deployed during the coast of [inaudible 00:10:41], I was also pre- and post-9/11 so I was in Germany on 9/11. I was also a part of the global war on terrorism, Operation Enduring Freedom from Germany.
Michael B. Jr.: So when you see these things first-hand, and that’s what you need from your political leaders. You need people that have actually had boots on the ground who understand the issues, that’s going to stand up against immigration and border security and what that stands for. You need someone like President Trump, someone like Governor DeSantis to stand up and say, “Look, we have to protect our allies, we have to protect Israel, we have to protect our borders, we have to protect the best interest of the people of the United States of America”. And when we fail to do that, when you have senseless type of armed conservative voices, you’re creating a trend that’s going to really hurt us down the road. That’s why when you write legislation, it takes years and years and years to undo that bad legislation. But we can’t kick the can down the road anymore. We’ve got to have financial ability, we have to have the security we need at our borders, and we have to stand for America first just as Donald Trump and our president is endorsing.
John Di Lemme: Let’s talk about that, the immigration and how do you stand on that key [inaudible 00:11:52]? And I like what Michael said, key [inaudible 00:11:54]. You know, keys are very important because small keys open up large doors and I believe these are key issues we have to address. Not one Democrat has been down to the border. Not one Democrat has dealt with and has put a bullet-proof vest on and weren’t at border patrol and seen the thousands of illegal immigrants storming the borders. Share with everyone, Michael, with your military background and obviously your background in serving our country and protecting our freedom. Just kind of share to everyone where you stand on the key issue of immigration and border protection, please.
Michael B. Jr.: Basically it comes to down this, it’s really simple. America must secure our southern borders and that includes building a wall. We have to have that. When you go to other countries around the world that have some of the immigration issues that we’re facing, they have protected borders and they have guarded borders. If you try to cross into that country, they will warn you, “If you come any closer, we will shoot”.
Michael B. Jr.: Part of it on the other side, not a lot of people are talking about this, a lot of the immigrants from a civil rights perspective, there’s nothing being adhered to about them. They’re being totally used and abused and being taken advantage of. They think they’re coming to America for a free ticket, which that is not what America is built on. We’re the land of opportunity. We provide an opportunity, our forefathers and people in our families, I know my ancestors specifically, they went through a process. My ancestors are from Europe. I 100% support people coming to America through a legal process and to become a U.S. citizen and pledging allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. When you have people that come here and they just walk in the door, they come to a sanctuary city, they have no allegiance to America, you have people committing crimes, you have people driving with driver’s license they don’t have one, and they’re committing… They have DUIs. There’s so many social impacts of having someone here illegally that we also have to focus on.
John Di Lemme: It’s so important what Michael’s addressing. I want everyone to listen to this, the thousands of you that are listening. That’s why, as I got to know Robert… I met Robert, your campaign manager, numerous President Trump events, numerous Governor Ron DeSantis events we were at, and we got to know each other being out on grass roots and being out on all the rallies and really protecting Florida. Florida is a swing state, and we were literally up past midnight that night with the DeSantis against Gillum, you know the whole DNC, and the whole criminals down in Broward County.
John Di Lemme: The exciting process is these key issues on immigration, protecting America. All you listening to this, understand this. People have to realize that President Trump is doing more for immigration protecting these people coming into, getting taken advantage of from all the cartels, all the money, all the drugs crossing the border. And build the wall. The wall is real simple… As a business man, I always share this, all the people against building a wall live behind walls in your own homes and your own businesses. And that’s what’s exciting, Michael, when my wife and I met you… Even my wife said, “Michael’s passionate, he’s authentic, he’s genuine”. Remember, I met Michael at Mar-a-Lago, for all of you listening to this. I didn’t meet him at a political event, I met him at Mar-a-Lago. He was there, we were there. We were there obviously promoting API PAC, the event.
John Di Lemme: It’s so important, and you hear my enthusiasm for him because people are blinded. You said something rhetoric and propaganda and I think the other issue too about socialism… Something I’ve written a standalone report about socialism versus capitalism. How do you stand on that, Michael, about capitalism versus the ridiculous socialism platform, which is just clueless?
Michael B. Jr.: First off, I just want to add a couple comments to what you mentioned. First of all, I’m 100% pro-Israel, I’m 100% pro-America. We have to stand united together to destroy the enemies of the state. And what I mean by that comes down to socialism, to answer your question moving forward. When you have big government, and I’ve seen this first hand working as part of the government system as the investigator with the Department of Labor, I worked an employment law. So my background is in employment and affirmative action equal opportunity. My master’s is in human resources, so I know this area very well and I also know the area of economic development and work development very well from work that’s I’ve actually done at the state and federal level.
Michael B. Jr.: When you see the ineptness of the government… Under Obama, for example, it grew and grew and grew but the [inaudible 00:16:45] were getting less and less and less. So that’s the problem, you have to look back at each thing with an eye that is… we don’t have like through rose-colored glasses. You basically have to have a clear lens when you look at these issues individually. A lot of times, what I feel, is that we have a lot of liberals that you know, they put things and they lump them together and they try to stand up for this or they try to stand up for that but they’re not looking at the individual issue as it stands alone.
Michael B. Jr.: When you look at growing business versus growing the government, there’s two distinct differences. First of all, we need lower tax… We need small business owners to be able to thrive and flourish and become successful. When you see small business owners coming into the marketplace and failing at an 80-85% rate, that’s a problem when you’re coming from a socialistic perspective. Now if you come and look at it from a capitalistic perspective, you can see that business owner, they’re thriving, the stock market’s booming, people are happy, they have more money to stimulate the economy, more jobs.
Michael B. Jr.: What I want to do is go a step further than that. That’s what I have to do, that’s what my job is as a congressman coming to the Congress, is to take the ball and move it forward. Continue the race, don’t stop. Don’t rest on our morals or what the victory says we have because that could be taken in a moment’s notice. And before you know it, then we’re back to those old lines of thinking. So it’s very relevant, it’s very important to stop socialism dead in its tracks.
John Di Lemme: That’s right. And one of my quotes, I had written a quote and the quote is, “I’m more concerned about politicians that become multi-millionaires versus the multi-billionaire that became president, works for free, and gives away his salary”. I mean, it’s exciting times right now in the United States of America. Something you said right, is very important, I want you guys to understand what Michael said is lower taxes and give the ability to small businesses. Over 90% of the American economics system is small businesses that employ 10 people or less. I mean, that’s the heartbeat of America. You talk about Ellis Island versus the border right now, this country…
John Di Lemme: I want to expand upon something, too, because I know you’ll unpack this issue, the statement that President Trump’s made, which is very powerful, he wants people to come into this country that bring merit. You said something about pledging allegiance to the United States of America, pledging allegiance to the flag. For those of you listening, the word “pledge” and the word “merit” are two very important words. When someone pledges something, they give a commitment to stand by it, they give a commitment to be unwavering to it. They pledge, they make a commitment, they’re dedicated to it. And then the word merit, bringing value to the country.
John Di Lemme: Can you unpack that, just a little, Michael? I believe that’s where the Democrats don’t bring… They don’t bring any of that to the platform. All they do is they’re so insecure, they’re so jealous, they have such an anti-American attitude against President Trump. That’s why we have to win District 21 and put Michael in office. So, kind of expand upon those two things, merit and pledge, Michael, please, from your strong background from the military and your business and your educated background in the business world.
Michael B. Jr.: What it comes down to is this, is that when you pledge allegiance to something, that means you stand for something. That means you’re passionate about it. For example, if I wasn’t passionate about running for Congress, somebody who comes around me, you could just tell immediately. So it’s the way you walk, it’s the way you talk, it’s the way you carry yourself. It’s the way you go to school every day, you show up. It’s the way you get the information, and you process it and you share it with people in a constructive manner. It’s just so many different levels. It’s when you own a business, and you’re giving back to the community. You’re not just running a business in Boca Raton, for example, or West Palm Beach. You’re thriving there, you’re giving people jobs, you’re creating economic development, you’re increasing the [inaudible 00:20:48] for the country. So all these things come into play, but the first thing before you can do all those things is stand up for something and that something is America.
Michael B. Jr.: It’s the freedom, it’s the liberty, it’s the justice. It’s the importance of the people that have died for our country, the gold star family that we love, that we lost our brothers and sisters in a foreign land, that they died for us, that we uphold that honor, that tradition. It means so much and we lose sight of that when you have people that come out, and they speak against America. That’s one of the things when I get up to Congress, I want to fight against that. If someone speaks out against this country, they should be removed from any legislative position, any position of power or authority. They should be completely removed as an act of treason.
John Di Lemme: I want you guys to… If you’re on the decision stage, as I teach champions make decisions and decisions make champions. What Michael just said is so important. We have people in the United States government speaking against America.
John Di Lemme: What you just said is very… Can you just unpack that again, Michael? Just kind of expand upon it, because that’s who Michael is. Here’s the thing, I met you the first night and we took a selfie right away, right? I said, “Mike, let’s take a selfie, man, I want to get you around the world, right?” We took a selfie by the buffet, by the food at Mar-a-Lago that night. Because I’m very passionate, I’m very passionate about America. I come from a really strong background. My dad’s 89, my mom’s 86, my grandfather… They both ran businesses out of the Bronx, out of New York. Obviously my accent where I’m based out of.
John Di Lemme: I believe in Catholicism, I believe in America, I just… You hear me stammer, I get so excited about it. All of you know that we built this honor wall here locally at the Rock Fitness, which we’re going to put you up on there, Michael. My grandfather’s on there, my dad’s on there. You mentioned ghost of our moms, ghost of our families. Operation 300’s a great organization that was started by Tara Vaughn Baldwin. My wife’s on the board of that organization that was in honor of Aaron Vaughn who was Seal Team Six killed in action. And you hear my enthusiasm and energy get wound up on this. So, Michael, share again on how important it is to shut down the rhetoric, the anti-American rhetoric that’s in the House of Representatives right now, that’s why we have to win it back. Please share, Michael. Thank you.
Michael B. Jr.: In order to do that, let me actually start off and give you a little about me so the listeners can understand where does this passion come from, what makes me who I am and how I lead to the determination that we have to fight for America. I was actually born of Corbin, Georgia. I’m an army brat. My father was in Vietnam on the USS Kitty Hawk and then he joined the army after that. Back in the day, a lot of people I believe switched branches. I don’t think it’s not happening much in this day and age. But my grandfather also served in Korea. I remember after I got out of the military, I called my grandmother because I didn’t know much about what my grandfather had done. You know like all the people that served in World War II and World War I. When people are very patriotic about this country and you look back to World War II, we were fighting some serious threats to humanity and to our country.
Michael B. Jr.: We stood up to that and we bonded together as a nation and that’s what I stand for, I stand for unity. But it comes from a family who has fought for this country, I’ve seen it first hand. When I got out of the military, I was interested. As a child, I used to look through my dad’s book when he was on the USS Kitty Hawk, he used to have books. Thousands of people on a ship and I used to look through these books, I never thought I was going to be in the military, I never thought I would serve in this country.
Michael B. Jr.: So when I hear you say, “Hey, we want to put your name here, we want to do this”, I want to put this out there for everyone to know and I hope we reach millions of people through this. I hope it just goes viral because this is really important what we’re talking about today. And what that is, is when somebody raises their right hand for this country, they do that not to gain some kind of higher level or get a name on a wall, they do that out of honor for their family, for this country. They don’t want an award. Most people that come back, you know, they just want to come back to society. I’ve done a lot of work, I’ve published a book on military transition, I’ve been fighting for people in the community my entire life.
Michael B. Jr.: This is not something just because I’m running for Congress that all of a sudden that I want to do. I’ve been doing this my entire life, I’m going to be 41 years old this month and my entire life has been dedicated to serving the people of the community and the United States of America. I am a 100% patriot and I am a 100% conservative, God-fearing man. And with that being said, I used to look through my dad’s books as a kid and I just looked at these people and they were heroes to me.
Michael B. Jr.: Everybody who has served this country, I want them to know here and now that you are a hero to me and I am going to fight for you full heartedly in Congress to make sure that your voice is heard. That’s a promise that I make to every veteran of this country. Every man, every woman, every family of a veteran, I will fight for you. And everyone right now that’s serving our country both domestically and abroad, I salute you and I thank you for your service. So when you talk about being a patriot and what that means, it comes back from these deep roots that I have.
Michael B. Jr.: When I got out of the military, I called my grandma one day and I asked her, I said, “What did grandpap do, served in Korea and I don’t know anything about it”. She calls me back the next day and she says, “He doesn’t want to talk about that, don’t ask about it again”. And we have a lot of veterans who have issues who are going through society. So that breaks down to a little smaller level, but when you break out these issues in the communities, in society, and you look at it and you grow it and you grow it and you make it bigger and you magnify it, then you see what this country stands for, why it’s so important to look at things from a different perspective.
Michael B. Jr.: You have to separate yourself sometimes from the equation. And what’s happening in Congress right now with some of this rhetoric as I mentioned earlier is despicable. It just destroys America, and it destroys the people that served this country and who are serving. If you look back at Seal Team Six that was killed in Afghanistan when the Black Hawk went down, that was because we had a compromise of our intelligence community based on the office of Barack Obama and Joe Biden in there leaking information that led to the death of Americans, and that’s a tragedy.
John Di Lemme: And that’s Extortion 17, and Aaron Carson Vaughn, he was the starting part of the honor wall here at the Rock and that’s Operations 300, that’s Aaron Carson Vaughn, and we consider Karen and Billy Vaughn friends of Christie and I. My wife’s in a board of Operations 300. Would you guys hear the enthusiasm of Michael? We’d like you to realize this… One more point and then Michael, you and Robert can give out your contact information. You’ll have your campaign kickoff coming up next week and so forth. Lois Frankel, let this sink in. Some of you don’t know this, this is what’s exciting, is that 30-40% of the time, she’s not showing up in D.C. at critical, important stages for we as citizens in West Palm Beach Florida and District 21. I mean, it’s amazing. People don’t even realize that, she’s just sitting at home taking a paycheck, talking negative and running around like a loony toon out there.
John Di Lemme: Just expand upon that. People don’t even realize that she’s not showing up at important decisions to be made. What Michael just did, that was phenomenal what you just went through, Michael. Those last three, four minutes, I believe. Such a key talking point, key issues, and key talking points to get out to the public to get people to understand this and spread the message. Everybody has a circle of five, everybody has an influence of five people who they trust, if it’s from your church or synagogue, your gym, your dry cleaner, Publix, Whole Foods. Wherever you go, you have five people that look at you as a friend, a co-worker, and associate.
John Di Lemme: We have to spread the message, that’s why grass roots is the key. The root predicts the fruit, and I believe we’re going to win the House back. So kind of just sharing that point about Lois not showing up and then give out all your information and where people can get to know you and your team better and obviously then get out and vote for you. So, again Michael, please.
Michael B. Jr.: Yeah, when it comes down to Lois Frankel, I have one word that comes into play: complacency. Right now, we reached our limits in the legislative process because you have people that are showing up that have been in government 25, 30 years who have been not doing anything for the community. For example, here in West Palm Beach, I went to four events for Memorial Day. West Palm Beach, the largest city in Palm Beach County, had zero events on Memorial Day where Lois Frankel was the mayor for eight, ten years whatever amount of time that she was the mayor there. That’s an absolute disgrace.
Michael B. Jr.: We’re talking about being a patriot and you’ve got people serving in Congress who don’t even in their own district have a Memorial Day event in their own town. I would [inaudible 00:29:50]. But also, when you look at the voting records of Lois Frankel when it [inaudible 00:29:55], Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018, nay. Securing America’s Future Act of 2018, nay. Criminal Gang Member Removal Act, did not vote, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. You keep looking at these things, and this is what I’m saying. You’ve got to get a magnifying glass and really look at the issues. We as a community have to stand up. If there’s anyone in this community of District 21 that is afraid or scared, that’s why I’m here as your voice. We can’t be scared, we have to stand up. That’s why I served this country, that’s why thousands and millions of other Americans have served this country.
Michael B. Jr.: This Saturday I’m going to be on an honor flight to Washington D.C. with 79 families of military personnel who served in World War II, Vietnam, or Korea. I’m chaperoning a Korean veteran up there, which is a real honor because my grandfather served in Korea, and I’m going to take him up there, we’re going to go to all the memorials.
Michael B. Jr.: I spend a lot of time in D.C., I love it up there. There’s so much history that we have to preserve. These other people that are liberals and they’re Democrats who don’t stand for these values that the conservative values matter. Such as pro-business, less taxes, all those things that we talked about. Immigration, securing our borders. We have to keep talking about these things. I will not be silenced and people in the community have to stand up, we have to get out together, we have to vote, we have to stop what’s happening.
John Di Lemme: Awesome. Guys, this tremendous… You talk about Memorial Day, you may have heard me… I should have hit mute on my side. I get very enthusiastic and excited on the values I believe in. It was horrendous and horrible that there was not one Memorial Day recognition in West Palm Beach.
John Di Lemme: We actually put up under Aaron Vaughn here at the honor wall at the Rock Fitness, we put all of my… For my business, I had an event that past weekend so all of my clients, we bought some red, white, and blue roses in a bouquet and we put it under Aaron Vaughn on our honor wall to honor our veterans. And here in our neighborhood, we had the most flags in our neighborhood. People know the way my wife and I stand in reference to America and the values. It’s so important… I believe this is going to be very powerful and I’m excited that we connected. I believe in God moments. I believe God shows up in moments of faith you must step through. Faith doesn’t make sense, that’s why it makes miracles and inside the word momentum is a moment.
John Di Lemme: I believe I met Robert, your campaign manager, at numerous events over the last year, year and a half as we were gearing up for DeSantis and Trump and all the good stuff. Then obviously meeting you at Mar-a-Lago. I believe this was a great exposure to you today, exposure to your key issues. So, please give out your contact information, Michael. How people can get a hold of you and obviously get to know you better and obviously vote for you and spread your message, please.
Michael B. Jr.: Yeah, absolutely. People can give me a call. If you want to volunteer, you want to make a donation, you want to get involved, checks are made out to Michael Blooming for Congress. My cell phone number… I’m very accessible. I work 24 hours in a day and I’m doing 48 hours of work, so I’m going to work tirelessly on this campaign. We’re going to ensure that we win, we’re going to ensure that we go to Congress.
Michael B. Jr.: One of the things too, I want to mention, I have to throw this in there, John: I’m sick and tired of people running as Republican and they get up to D.C. and they’re voting against Republican morals and values. I have a serious problem with that. So when I get up to D.C. with the issues I talk about here in the district, when I go up to D.C., I guarantee you I’m going to be part of the freedom [inaudible 00:33:29], I’m going to make sure that these issues are presented forward and we fight. Sometimes it’s hard when you’re faced with adversity. There’s a lot of people that may have comfortable positions, but this is America and we have to fight for our freedom. We don’t do that, that’s a failure, an “F”. In the military, you have a pass or a fail. There is no middle ground. You’re either doing the work as a conservative or you’re not. And I promise the American people I will work as a conservative for all of the people of Florida, the people of Palm Beach County, and America.
Michael B. Jr.: And my cell phone number is 561-706-0302 and they can reach me at my email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Then the website’s going to up in a few days and that’s going to be www.bloomingforcongress.com. Thank you very much and let’s win back the House in 2020.
John Di Lemme: That’s awesome, brother. And let’s give out your phone number, Michael, it’s area code 561? Because I know people sometimes are driving, they’re in the park, they’re working out, they’re driving, they’re in a car, they’re with their kids, and they’re listening to it on one of the social media outlets. So just, give your number out again, Michael, please.
Michael B. Jr.: Yeah, no problem. And I want to thank them for their support, too. Every single person I value and I appreciate your endorsement as a business owner, as an individual, as an American. I want you to know I appreciate it and we’re going to win this together. It’s not about me, it’s about the community. That’s how you win the votes, that’s how you change the world, and that’s how you work together. It’s all about the community. I’m just the leader, I represent you, but it’s all of us working together. That’s cell phone number is 561-706-0302 and go red, white, and blue bling in 2020.
John Di Lemme: That’s awesome, brother. I want to thank all of you that have listened to this and share it. Share it on all the podcast directories and all of you know, that’s why, there’s a very special episode… Obviously my wife and I are the founders of conservativebusinessjournal.com. You’ll appreciate this, Michael. As an entrepreneur, as running a pro-American business, we actually just secured the URL americarealnews.com podcast. How awesome is that, Michael?
Michael B. Jr.: You know what, man, I’m so impressed and I’m so appreciative. I believe what you said. Everything in my life I know the faith that I have as a Judeo-Christian, everybody I meet has specific reasons. There’re countless numbers of mentors and angels who have come to my liking to get me to this point. I could’ve never imagined that I’d be running for U.S. Congress, but God knew that this was my calling, he’s been preparing me. I’m so grateful for people like you, because again, it’s all about the community, not the individual.
John Di Lemme: That’s right. And then there’s also the kickoff campaign at the Colony Hotel next Tuesday, I think it’s from 4-6 Robert… Colony Hotel on Palm Beach?
Michael B. Jr.: Yeah, Colony Hotel, Palm Beach Island. Come out and support… It’s going to be the kickoff, the announcement for the U.S. congressional run for District 21 against Lois Frankel and we’re going to take back the House. We need all your support, come out. I hope we overfill.
John Di Lemme: It’s going to be awesome. My wife and I will be there. And then a week later, we’ll be up in Orlando. President Trump is making an announcement, him and Mike Pence running for landslide 2020, so it’s a great month of June coming up. Michael, thank you very much, God bless you brother. Thank you, Robert, for reaching out and making him think of all this happened. We’re going to win, Michael, we’re going to take back the district. God bless you, brother. Thank you very much.
John Di Lemme: All of you, reach out to Michael, spread the message, share the podcast, share it, let people know, expose the truth, and don’t let the big mouth rhetoric of the left shut you down. If they can’t intimidate with being loud, we get results with facts. God bless all of you, have a tremendous day, and thank you for listening, thank you for sharing.