Trump Steps On His 2020 Message With Racist Slurs And Divisive Attacks
The president's campaign wants him to stay on message. Trump wants to lean into identity politics and racist riffs about the coronavirus. Ashley Parker of The Washington Post breaks it down for us. Aired on 06/23/2020.
Nationwide demonstrations over police brutality have renewed the debate over how we memorialize America's past. Monuments, statues, and the names of schools, streets and military bases across the country that honor Confederate leaders and those connected with slavery and oppression have increasingly become a flash point. On Friday, Aug. 7 at 12:00 p.m. ET, Washington Post Live speaks with former mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu about his 2017 decision to remove Confederate monuments and what his experience can tell us about the current debate. He will be joined by New Orleans native and world-renowned trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, whom Landrieu credits with challenging him and compelling a reckoning regarding his view of the statues. Rachel Maddow explains that Donald Trump is only too happy to cut the census count short because it means not only undercounting the kind of people he'd rather overlook, but it means he'll retain control over how those numbers are presented to Congress, rather than risk leaving it to Joe Biden should Trump lose the 2020 election. Aired on 8/4/2020. Bob Woodward, the renowned Washington Post investigative journalist and best-selling author, is making headlines with his new bombshell book on President Trump. Based on 18 recorded interviews with Trump, "Rage," details the President's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, race relations, diplomacy with North Korea, and a myriad of other issues that have arisen during the past two years. Join White House Bureau Chief Phil Rucker, Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 11:00 a.m. ET.
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