Evasion Over Trump’s Health and Capability to Carry Out His Duties
We begin with evasion, lies and coverups over the most important issue of the moment, the health and capability of the President of the United States to carry out his duties and the extent of the Covid infection among his aides, staff and visitors to the White House. Dr. Kavita Patel, a Nonresident Fellow at the Brookings Institution who was previously a Director of Policy for the White House under President Obama where she played a critical role in policy development in health reform and pandemic preparedness, joins us. We discuss the confusion over the timeline of when the infection erupted inside the White House, at what looks like a super-spreader event that was the Rose Garden introduction of Judge Amy Coney Barrett which resulted in Trump’s top aides, the head of the RNC, his campaign manager, two Senators and a governor getting Covid. With conflicting reports that Trump is doing well as opposed to facing a critical 48 hours, we examine the known path of the virus which after a week from infection, appears to have subsided then in the next few days reaches a critical period that determines whether the patient has a mild dose or a severe infection. And now that Trump has shunned his medical experts and relies on a quack who is a radiologist with no expertise in infectious diseases, we assess whether this will be a teachable moment for the White House.
Trump Has Failed to Lie the Pandemic Away
How Plutocrats and Their Enablers Captured the U.S. and How Americans Can Take Back Their Country
Then finally we speak with Kurt Andersen, the bestselling author who co-founded Spy Magazine, was editor-in-chief of New York Magazine and a cultural critic for Time and The New Yorker. He joins us to discuss his new book, just out, Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History which explains how plutocrats and their enablers captured the United States and how Americans can take back their country.