Theodore Roosevelt Malloch understands the global elite.
He’s a descendent of President Theodore Roosevelt, chairman and CEO of The Global Fiduciary Governance LLC and a former board member of the World Executive Forum, which hosts the famous Davos meetings.
But as an ideological defector from globalism, he thinks American sovereignty needs a champion.
And that champion is Donald Trump.
Malloch, who chronicles his extraordinary life in “Davos, Aspen, and Yale: My Life Behind the Elite Curtain as a Global Sherpa,” recently told Larry Kudlow he sees a lot of his famous ancestor in the Republican front-runner.
“At the turn of the last century, TR took America into a new nationalism and basically built up the industrial base and its military power and put America where it is on the map in 101 different ways,” said Malloch. “I think that Trump embodies in some ways that same kind of popular spirit, that national spirit that transcends parties, that could, to steal his own line from his campaign, ‘Make America Great Again.’ So I was joking the other day in another article that we might have to find some more rock on Mount Rushmore if we get a President Trump.”
Malloch suggested this new national spirit is needed to confront rising globalism. He told Kudlow that Americans are not aware of what really goes on during international meetings of global elites such as the World Economic Summit in Davos.
“People pay $75,000 to attend or a million dollars to join this kind of New Age, U.N.-inspired entity that is kind of a secret organization as well,” he said. “It’s been around for a while, started as the European Management Forum, but it’s evolved into this kind of a globalist ideology. I’m not sure people understand what goes on there, what transpires. Not just the social side of life there, which is kind of obscene itself, but the kinds of cartels and the kinds of discussions that go on there and the kinds of policies that come out of this place.”
In contrast to an internationalist elite, Malloch praised Trump as a candidate like Teddy Roosevelt who could build a broad-based movement that goes beyond the traditional Republican coalition.
“TR had a pretty strong relationship with what he called the labor movement or what he called the labor class,” Malloch observed. “In the same way I think that Trump could reach into the middle class and the lower middle class, [by] understanding their anxiety and understanding their need for economic growth and being somewhat sympathetic. Some Republican politicians of an elitist sort have never been connected. And it seems to me Trump has the potential to be much more connected and be a national candidate, really a cross-over, not just a Big Tent Republican.”
Malloch, who has described himself as a “movement conservative,” has formally endorsed Trump. In an interview with Steve Bannon on the Breitbart News Daily radio show, Malloch dismissed National Review’s attack on Trump as “the last-ditch effort to try to stop the inevitable” by a “senile class of thinkers.”
“They’ve probably handed Trump, in my view, the fastest route to the presidency,” said Malloch. “National Review is not what it used to be. Its readership has dwindled, and for sure its current editor ain’t no Bill Buckley in any way shape or form. They all backed the candidates, they backed the candidates that are losing, Cruz, Rubio and Bush, and they don’t have a horse.”
In an interview with WND, Malloch further explained his belief that Trump could build a broad coalition.
“I do believe Trump as an outsider would fundamentally change the way D.C. works,” he said. “He is a doer and a builder, and he would work across the aisle to get things done. But his style, manner and enterprise rather than political experience bodes for a big change.”
Malloch linked Trump to the rise of populist, anti-globalist political leaders around the world.
“There are some similar tendencies at work around the world in Europe and Latin America whereby the socialist and welfare statists who have no regard for border protection, illegal immigration or the economic effects of globalism are being voted out or their policies seriously questioned and attacked,” he said.
And if Trump can win the GOP nomination, Malloch is confident not just of victory, but of a landslide.
“If I’m accurate here, I think he can win 60 percent of the vote,” he told Kudlow.