Podcast: From Trump’s Islamophobic Retweets to Flynn’s Guilty Plea

Donald Trump motions to reporters as he leaves the White House, December 2, 2017

I joined BBC WM on Sunday morning to review the last 96 hours in US politics, from Donald Trump’s retweets and endorsement of the Islamophobic output of a far-right British group to the guilty plea of top advisor Michael Flynn in the Trump-Russia investigation.

All of a sudden, those retweets are in danger of being forgotten. And they shouldn’t be. We’ve had questions about the way that Trump appears to endorse groups that do not embrace unity and tolerance, but in the fact the opposite — and he’s nailed his colors to the mast now.

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See also TrumpWatch, Day 317: Has Trump Admitted to Obstruction of Justice Over Flynn?
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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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