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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Trump Monday

In Defying the Odds, we discuss Trump's character

CNN's Brian Stelter takes a look at Fox News' coverage of the Russia probe and similarities in Trump's speech on the investigation.



Patrick Radden Keefe at The New Yorker writes about national security briefings.
“By the time I left, we had these cards,” the former staffer said. They are long and narrow, made of heavy stock, and emblazoned with the words “the white house” at the top. Trump receives a thick briefing book every night, but nobody harbors the illusion that he reads it. Current and former officials told me that filling out a card is the best way to raise an issue with him in writing. Everything that needs to be conveyed to the President must be boiled down, the former staffer said, to “two or three points, with the syntactical complexity of ‘See Jane run.’ ”


"Sleepy eyes" is a longstanding anti-Semitic slur.  During the campaign, Trump retweeted anti-Semitic material.