Rising Up With Sonali

Trump Contradicts Himself, Promises Afghan War Escalation

Donald Trump contradicts years of his criticisms of the US military operations in Afghanistan by unveiling his plan to escalate the longest war. On today’s show we’ll turn to independent journalist Emran Feroz to understand what exactly Trump is promising to do. Then, David Dayen joins us to explain why Trump’s Justice Department has ended a program that was proven to protect American consumers. The DOJ has just ended Operation Choke Point which held banks accountable for protecting account holders from fraudulent withdrawals. And finally, activist and comedian Dick Gregory passed away recently. The pioneering civil rights icon who both challenged us and made us laugh leaves behind an impressive legacy of breaking barriers and speaking the unflinching truth. We’ll play a 2010 interview I did with Mr. Gregory. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.

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