The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Onnesha Roychoudhuri, author of The Marginalized Majority: Claiming Our Power in A Post Truth America, joins us.

On today's show: Trump has joint press conference with Putin, says "I want to see the servers."

Onnesha Roychoudhuri, joins us to discuss her book The Marginalized Majority/ Claiming Our Power in A Post Truth America. Roychoudhuri's definition of the "marginalized majority" as anyone who's not a white male voter, a bloc that's been overly pandered to through the years. Her definition of "identity politics" and the idea that how we're acculturated by society is inherently political. Debunking Mark Lilla's assertion that (non-white) identity politics is what's dividing people. How America has drifted away from the truth on these issues and what, if anything, can  be done to fix it.

On the fun half: Trump gives his totally informed take on Brexit. Trump lays out his itinerary to press before private one-on-one with Putin. Is there value in MR getting behind a moderate Republican in the 2020 primary? Raygun on the pee tape. AP reporter asks about kompromat on Trump, Putin issues a delightfully evasive answer. Sasha Barron Cohen's new show 'Who is America' gets GOP officials to endorse arming children in schools. Fox and Friends' Brian Kilmeade rips Trump for 'ridiculous' tweet blaming US for poor relations with Russia. Should activists be pressuring billionaires to fund schools voluntarily? (No.) Bernie doesn't go for Sasha Barron Cohen's harebrained scheme. The limits of MMT?

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