US Podcast: Trump’s Media War and Russia

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As Donald Trump and advisors such as Chief of Staff Steve Bannon continue their assault on media — at least those media who focus on reporting which may be critical of Trump and his associates — I spoke with Monocle 24’s The Globalist on Monday.

I reiterated both the general nature of the Trump-Bannon assault on media as “enemy of the people” and the specific reason, the fear that reporting — and the leaks from within the Government bolstering it — will expose the Trump-Russia links.

There’s also discussion of the prospects for Democrats after the election of a new head of the Democratic National Committee, Tom Perez.

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Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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