Podcast: The Week in TrumpLand — Trump Beyond Control, Islamophobia, and Nigel Farage

Donald Trump and Nigel Farage celebrate in Trump Tower, New York, November 2016

In my weekly chat with John Nicolson of talkRADIO, we consider whether Donald Trump’s erratic behavior can be contained, talk about his endorsement of the Islamophobia of the far-right Britain First, and take a detour to consider the hard-right agitation of Trump’s ally Nigel Farage, the former leader of the UK Independence Party.

Listen from 21:09 in the 1800-1830 Segment

The problem is Trump’s most capable advisors are in an unprecedented situation. They’ve got a commander in chief who doesn’t play by any type of strategic playbook, doesn’t even play by any type of tactical playbook. It’s like playing poker without knowing what cards you have in your hand.

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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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