A Frantic Trump Campaigns to Hold the Senate But Not the House
We begin in the closing days before a watershed election with Kevin O’Leary, a research fellow at the Center for the Study of Democracy at the University of California, Irvine and a former reporter for Time Magazine and the Los Angeles Times whose forthcoming book is “Reactionary Revolution: The GOP’s Attack on the Founders and the American Idea”. He joins us to discuss the frantic last-minute racist demagoguery and fear-mongering spewing from Trump at rallies in states where Republicans hope to hold onto their slim majority in the senate, and whether Trump’s lack of focus on the House means that flipping more than enough Republican House seats in California and across the country is increasingly likely.
Trump Doubles Down on Racial Resentment
Then we will examine how economic factors rather than racial resentment played a larger role in Trump’s 2016 election based on a new study at INET, the Institute for New Economic Thinking “The Economic and Social Roots of Populist Rebellion: Support for Donald Trump in 2016”. A co-author of the report, Thomas Ferguson joins us. He is professor emeritus of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts and we will discuss how after taking credit for the economic recovery that Obama brought about, Trump is now doubling down on racial resentment both in terms of immigrant-bashing and casting China, the Democrats, globalists and the press as the enemy.