The Briefcase: A Tale of Two Trump Speeches

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Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images News / Getty Images

This week, we heard from the President about his strategy in Afghanistan. Sarah was impressed that according to several reports the President spoke with soldiers before making decision and Beth reflects that most of her reaction was due to her lack of trust in Trump. We also discuss The Daily's reporting on the long-term strategy in Afghanistan with regard to Pakistan in particular. 

Then, we watched him give a 77-minute speech during a campaign rally in Phoenix and talk about Ben Carson's presence and his continued attacks on the media. We also struggle with people continuing to support Trump. We reflect on our reactions to these two speeches. 

We also discuss presidential pardons and this great Twitter thread on the subject (also don't miss the moment where Sarah confuses Chelsea Handler for Chelsea Manning!).  We also talk about whether or not the Founding Fathers anticipated Trump. 

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