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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Trump and RFK

In Defying the Odds, we discuss Trump's character.

Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of MLK's death, and the speech that RFK gave in response.
Why did Trump downplay the event?

First, RFK's most prominent grandson is Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA), a fierce Trump critic who delivered the Democratic response to the State of the Union.

Second, the Kennedy and King assassinations draw attention to gun violence.

Third, Trump has a fraught relationship with the civil rights community.