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May 11, 2023
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Trump’s CNN Clown Hall

In This Episode

Donald Trump paints a terrifying picture of a second term during a CNN town hall the day after a jury finds him liable for sexual assault and defamation. President Biden weighs negotiations and the 14th amendment to deal with the debt limit. Tucker Carlson takes his racist variety hour to Twitter. George Santos is indicted on multiple criminal charges. Then, immigration expert Dara Lind joins to talk about the end of Title 42 and what it means for the border.


Show Notes



  • NYT: Trump Camp Sees CNN Town Hall as Calculated Risk
  • Playbook: How CNN is getting ready for Trump’s return
  • Politico: Trump’s defeat in Carroll case presages more legal peril
  • NYT: For Trump, a Verdict That’s Harder to Spin
  • Punchbowl: Why you should be more worried about the debt limit
  • Semafor: The optimistic take on Tuesday’s big debt ceiling meeting
  • Semafor: Inside Tucker Carlson’s new media plan
  • Slate: Kevin McCarthy’s Catch-22 – He needs George Santos. At least until this debt-ceiling situation is figured out.
  • Immigration Impact: The End of Title 42 Might Be Chaotic, But It Doesn’t Have to Be Confusing. Here’s What You Should Know – By Dara Lind, worth reading in full
  • WaPo: Biden administration mobilizes troops, prepares new asylum restriction
  • NBC: Here are new Biden immigration policies to expect as Title 42 ends
  • ABC: Secretary Mayorkas: Lifting Title 42 does not mean the border is open