Podcast: Week in Trump-Land — Trump’s Toxic Atmosphere as Russia Investigation Closes In

A giant balloon of Donald Trump at rallies in London, July 13, 2018 (Tolga Akmen/AFP)

In our weekly 20-minute review of Trump-Land, I joined Alexis Conran and Andre Walker of talkRADIO on Saturday.

Topics include Donald Trump’s latest tweets whipping up division and attacking his agencies, as the Russia investigation closes in; November’s Congressional elections; the possible extent of the conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Kremlin-linked officials; and the difference between journalism, Fox News, and Breitbart.

There’s even a shout-out to Britney Spears.

This is a very toxic atmosphere, and the chief man whipping it up is Donald Trump.

We can tie this into issues about being racist. We can tie this into issues about being misogynist. We can tie this into issues about creating a shadow “Left”, a stick-man Left, to try to get away with this.

Bottom line right now is Donald Trump feeling more and more embattled, and each day he’ll take it out on someone different.

Listen from 10:00 in 1700-1730 Segment

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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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