Trump, Or Else: Speakers Laud President As 'Bodyguard Of Western Civilization'
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President Trump and his allies portrayed Democrats as "radical" and decried "cancel culture." The first night of the Republican National Convention attempted to rewrite history on the pandemic response while softening Trump's image with stories of compassion and empathy. Overall, though, the night felt gloomy, highlighting a key point of agreement with Democrats: the stakes of this election are existential.

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This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

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