If there is one man that has been vocal and unapologetic about his disgust for Donald Trump and his Republican government, it will be no other than Brian Fallon. He jumps at any and every opportunity to tear down the Trump government, all strata inclusive. He is an ardent and unflinching supporter of the Democrats, serving in their campaigns at the highest levels.
Who Is Brian Fallon of CNN?
Born on 14th of June, 1982, Brian has established himself as a top American political activist. That wouldn’t come as a big surprise, owing to the fact that he has a B.A. in Political Science and Government from Harvard which he acquired in 2003.
Brian Fallon enjoys quite a great family life. He lives in Boston with his wife, kids, and brother. Fallon says he enjoys when jokes are being made of him sharing a birthday with Donald Trump, even though he slams Trump at the slightest opportunity. He has also been seen as being very controversial and crude in most political comments. However, there is more to the CNN contributor than meets the eye.
Here Are 5 Interesting Facts You Need to Know About Him
1. Brian Fallon started politics at a very early age
His political career started at 22 when he was brought into the fold by Stephanie Cutter. This was just in his very first year out of Harvard. He played a critical role in the 2004 Democratic Convention in Boston. This brought him into the campaign team of Sen. John Kerry and Sen. John Edwards (Kerry’s running mate), as a press aide of the 2004 presidential campaign.
Though Kerry lost in the polls to President George W. Bush, Brian’s impact on the campaign was visible. This paved the way for a successful political for him.
2. His services are always on demand at the highest political level
Having made a mark in the 2004 presidential campaigns for Kerry and Edwards, his services were needed again in the 2006 Senate election in New Jersey. He was appointed as the campaign press secretary to Senator Robert Menendez. The campaign was successful, as Senator Menendez assumed his first position at the upper chamber of the United States Congress.
His relationship with Senator Menendez blossomed until 2011 when Brian made a career shift to become the chief spokesman for Senator Charles Schumer of New York.
He had another spell at the Justice Department, before he joined Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign as the national press secretary, in March 2015. Clinton lost the election to Donald Trump in 2016, but he is still very much a part of Democrats’ grand plan to take power from the Republicans in 2020.
In the interim, Brian Fallon joined CNN as a political commentator, in February 2017. In May 2018, he was also appointed an executive director of Demand Justice, a non-profit organization that speaks up against judicial ills in the Trump administration.
3. Brian Fallon is touted for making controversial statements
Being a political activist is one hell of a portfolio. You may have to step on toes, just to voice your disgust and concerns. Brian is a perfect personification of this. Being highly partisan may have put some level of bias in his political activism.
He has come under great scrutiny for making non-factual statements, especially on his twitter handle. The famous controversy was a tweet was he lambasted White House chief of staff, John Kelly. Brian painted him as being ‘odious’. This caused a lot of controversies, with so many asking CNN to disavow him for making statements without facts.
4. Brian Fallon’s wife is older than him
It has been said that age is a number and has nothing to do with who you fall in love. This is the case with Brian and his wife, Katie. Though Katie is five years older than Brian, there’s no doubt that they were made for each other.
They both met at the Senate Democratic Policy and Communication Centre, where both served as directors. Their wedding was on 31st December 2011 at St. Colman Catholic Church in Cleveland. This was officiated by Rev. Robert T. Begin, a Roman Catholic priest.
5. He is obsessed with Facebook
When asked in an interview with Politico about his best books, he mentioned two of the books he loves. The first was ‘Becoming Facebook: The 10 Challenges That Defined the Company that’s Disrupting the World’ by Mike Hoefflinger.
The next book he mentioned was Cass Sunstein’s book, ‘Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media’. The book talks about Facebook’s effect on the national conversation.