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August 17, 2023
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Awkward Americans For DeSantis

In This Episode

Donald Trump and his 18 co-defendants prepare to turn themselves in to Fulton County jail. Jen Psaki joins to preview the first debate, laugh about Ron DeSantis’s ongoing struggle to appear human, and talk about how Joe Biden and Democrats should handle Trump’s courtroom campaign. And later, Jon, Dan, and Jen play a round of 2 Takes and a Fake.

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Show Notes



  • CNN: Trump expected to be booked at Fulton County jail, sheriff says 
  • NYT: The Georgia case could be the only one against Trump with cameras in the courtroom.
  • NYT: Trump Plans to Release 100-Page Report on Georgia Election Fraud Claims
  • Politico: Mark Meadows seeks to move Georgia prosecution to federal court
  • AP: Americans are divided along party lines over Trump’s actions in election cases, AP-NORC poll shows
  • Politico: Trump says he plans to hold press conference responding to Georgia indictment
  • AJC: The Jolt: Marjorie Taylor Greene blasts Kemp and floats VP, Senate bids
  • Politico: Pence: ‘The Georgia election was not stolen’
  • Politico: Special counsel obtained Trump DMs despite ‘momentous’ bid by Twitter to delay, unsealed filings show
  • Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: How long is the debate, who asks questions and other things to know about the format of the Republican presidential debate
  • Politico: How Fox’s Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum are thinking about the Trump debate question
  • NYT: In Wisconsin, Biden Attacks a Far-Right Senator but Avoids Trump Talk
  • CNN: Biden knocks GOP for opposing his domestic agenda as he celebrates anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act