Tue, 30 July 2019
2143 - Trump Is The Least Racist Racist In The World & Sam's Libertarian Listening Tour w/ Nicholas Sarwark
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On today's show: Trump says he's the least racist person in the world. Trump says "the African American people" have been calling the White House, thanking him. Rush Limbaugh assures Fox & Friends audience that Trump is "not a racist." CNN pollster does centrism, says establishment Dems are worried Sanders and Warren are going too far left for the mainstream. (Counterpoint: the latest poll numbers.) Former Obama advisor Robert Wolf says most of the Dem candidates are moderates. Bernie pushes back on Kamala's "m4a" plan. Warren's trade policy proposal.
On the fun half: Nicholas Sarwark (@nsarwark), the chair of the Libertarian National Committee, joins Sam to discuss his potential run in the libertarian presidential primary. After assessing Sam's chances, the two have a spirited back and forth on healthcare policy, social security, and more.
Ben Shapiro complains about Bernie: "Greed is your religion." The crew dissects Dave Rubin's book. Mitch McConnell says calls of "Moscow Mitch" hurt his feelings. Ted Cruz booed at LAX because of ICE/kids in cages. Fox's Pete Hegseth says Rashida Tlaib has a "Hamas agenda." Supercut of Kamala Harris flip-flopping on m4a. Rand Paul says he'll pay for Ilhan Omar's trip back to Somalia.
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Tue, 30 July 2019
Republicans’ annual party retreat will take place in the same city President Trump recently called dangerous & filthy. (WaPo)
Meanwhile, rich parents in Chicago are literally giving up their kids to avoid paying full college tuition. (ProPublica)
And lastly, Mitch McConnell gets an excellent new nickname after blocking a bunch of bipartisan election security bills. (Axios)
And our QUICKER QUICKIES HEADLINES:
NBC News reports that an Instagram post connected to the 19-year-old who killed three people at a food festival in Northern California to a book that is a staple among neo-Nazis and white supremacists.
Also from NBC News, the Trump administration determined that more than 500,000 children would no longer be automatically eligible for free school meals under a proposed overhaul to the food stamp program, but conveniently left that figure out of its formal proposal.
2020 Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has announced a trade plan that would give labor and environmental groups more influence over trade deals; a major break from past Democratic administrations. (Politico)
And The Intercept reports that violence in Africa has spiked dramatically, with the number of “violent events” jumping 960 percent since the Pentagon started U.S. Africa Command operations in 2008.