How Going Against Trump Affected Erick Erickson

Dave Sussman

Erick Erickson has been called one of the most powerful conservatives in the America. Erick hosts radio show Atlanta's Evening News with Erick Erickson, broadcast on 750 WSB (AM). He previously served as the editor-in-chief and the CEO of the conservative political blog RedState and was a political contributor for CNN and Fox News. Erick has also sat in for The Rush Limbaugh Show and now runs the conservative website The Resurgent.

He speaks frankly with Dave Sussman of Whiskey Politics about receiving threats during the 2016 election while battling serious family health issue, the 'alt-right', political correctness and Erick, who is currently completing his Master's of Divinity, analyzes cultural conservatism and the "church wing" of the Republican party and whether it had an impact in 2016.

Where is he now on Trump? Watch to learn what's changed. Filmed aboard the 2016 Post Election Weekly Standard Cruise. Also see the lively debate at the original post on