Bummer! You're not a
Stitcher Premium subscriber yet.
Learn More
Start Free Trial
$4.99/Month after free trial

Show Info

Episode Info

Episode Info: The Chaos Presidency continues apace:  another top White House official, senior economic advisor Gary Cohn, announced his resignation late on Tuesday on the heels of Trump vowing to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum that is opposed by nearly everyone in the country and world. Also today, Donald Trump makes clear that he has no actual plans to "counteract" interference of the 2018 and 2020 elections -- but he did manage to say the words "paper backup" out loud during a press appearance, at the same time revealing he knows nothing about how easily computerized election results can be manipulated (presuming he cares). Meanwhile, after meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, officials in South Korea announced plans for face-to-face talks between the leaders of the both countries, along with an easing of tensions, along with the possibility of direct talks between Pyongyang and Washington D.C. -- unless Trump blows it. The potentially encouraging news on the Korean Peninsula comes just days after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a number of new nuclear weapons systems, which he says were developed in response to so-called U.S. missile defense systems deployed near Russia's border, and Trump's own plans to greatly expand the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Longtime nuclear policy analyst STEPHEN SCHWARTZ joins us to help explain what's actually going, what isn't, and why all of it is happening in the first place in both potential conflicts, as well as who is actually to blame for both of Trump's ongoing nuclear standoffs.  Finally, Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report', as potential nuclear doomsday scenarios are matched only by our ongoing doomsday climate crisis...Read more »

Discover more stories like this.

Like Stitcher On Facebook


Episode Options

Listen Whenever

Similar Episodes

Related Episodes