Haley Is Media Savvy but Can She Handle Trump’s Heat



Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business Show, interviewed filmmaker Warren D. Robinson (image below).

Former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley publicly announced her decision to seek the Republican nomination for president in a widely viewed television announcement. While most commentators gave Haley favorable reviews she also received scathing feedback from some Republican officials, including Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene. “You never know what you’re going to get with Nikki Haley.” Says entertainment executive, producer and attorney Warren D. Robinson. “Are you getting moderate Nikki Haley who removed the confederate flag from the state house grounds? Or are you getting conservative firebrand Nikki Haley who vociferously defended former President Donald Trump?  I’m not sure, and I don’t think voters will be either.” While he is skeptical on if Haley has the consistency to win over voters, Robinson has nothing but praise for the way in which she delivered her message. “I thought her announcement itself was beautiful,” Robinson says, “the timing was great as it got picked up by all the major cable outlets. She had a number of great sound bites, she had energy and her crowd was fired up behind her. Trump could have gleaned a few tips from her because it was much better than his lackluster approach to his own announcement.” In the end though, Robinson believes, Haley still has an uphill media battle ahead. “She is certainly media savvy but how does she handle it when she’s inevitably attacked by Donald Trump? That will be the true test of her media abilities.”


According to a statement, “Entertainment executive and producer, Warren D. Robinson believes that when organizations are willing to have open and honest conversations about race and their own bias they can commit to meaningful change. We have seen this recently in the form of Hollywood award shows, particularly, the Grammys and the Academy Awards (Oscars). The Recording Academy and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have both taken concrete steps to diversify their ranks and address inherit biases in their voting processes. As a result we have the most diverse crop of award winners/nominees, respectively, we’ve ever seen. Contrast that with the scandal and production shutdown currently at CBS’s The Talk, which resulted because a co-host was unable to properly engage in a conversation about race, address her own bias and commit to doing better. ‘The key part to every conversation’ Warren says, ‘starts with listening. Listening and hearing are different and if you are unable to listen then you are unable to have a conversation.’


“Warren D. Robinson, is an avid and accomplished entertainment executive, motivational speaker, host, life coach and award winning producer who created the wildly popular series, Buried by the Bernards, which is currently streaming on Netflix.


“Warren has served as an entertainment consultant, manager and producer, facilitating, appearing and negotiating high powered deals on behalf of his clients in front of such companies as: Warner Brothers, BET, CNN, Freemantle, Best Buy, TV ONE, Netflix, Lifetime, Fox News, WE TV, E!, NBC Universal, Viacom and more. In addition, Warren’s entertainment prowess includes coordinating, partnering and/or producing events for: legendary actress Pam Grier, Taraji P Henson, Gabrielle Union, Vivica A Fox, Soul singer Eddie Levert (of the O’Jays), Comedian Mike Epps, Angie Stone, Flavor Flav, the Indianapolis Colts, Donna Joyner-Richardson, Stephanie Mills, Erykah Badu and Tom Joyner among others. Warren graduated from Indiana University (B.A.-Political Science) and Howard University School Of Law (J.D.).”

Learn more about Warren D. Robinson and his work here.


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