US Audio Analysis: Baton Rouge and the Danger of Trump


PHOTO: Donald Trump speaks in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, February 11, 2016 (Jonathan Bachman/Reuters)

Anticipating the start of the Republican National Convention, I spoke with BBC Radio Wales on Monday about the phenomenon of Donald Trump and the future of the GOP.

However, the interview took a twist with Sunday’s events in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where a gunman killed three police officers and wounded three, two critically. The incident was the second multiple killing of police in a week, amid protests over racial and economic issues and the police’s shootings of unarmed African American men.

So the discussion moved from Trump v. the GOP — and will the two be able to work together — to the danger of his possible exploitation of the tension.

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