Republican Platform Lurches Right as Trump Prepares for Coronation

Republican Platform Lurches Right as Trump Prepares for Coronation
As the delegates begin arriving in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention that will coronate Donald Trump as the nominee, Brian Becker spends today’s episode examining the state of the Republican Party as it spirals even further down the path of extreme bigotry.

Donald Trump has broken with hawkish Republican foreign policy orthodoxy in some areas but dialed up the chest-thumping militarism in others. Legendary anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan and Don DeBar, Senior Producer at Community Public Radio join the show.

Trump is well-known for his inflammatory sexist remarks and behavior, but on this point the rest of the Republican Party is solidly with him. Danielle Norwood of WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend) discusses this issue.

Finally, Robert McCaw, Director of Government Affairs for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, talks with Brian about how Islamophobia has become a core component of the Republican Party’s program — and the key role played by its candidate Donald Trump.

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