Episode 7: Russia dumps on Trump & Trump dumps Trans Servicemembers

Episode 7: Russia dumps on Trump & Trump dumps Trans Servicemembers
August 2, 2017 David Solimini

Show Notes

As Russia responds unhappily to new sanctions, we ask if they’ve decided Trump’s politics mean he simply can’t deliver changes to the relationship. Meanwhile, Tillerson’s staffing decisions continue to confuse us and threaten to undermine the State Department’s ability to recruit top talent. And we dive deep into the President’s tweet-order on trans servicemembers, the military’s reaction to it, and why it’s dangerous to use the military as a domestic political tool. All that and we manage to end on a happy note this week! (Also: Apologies for the just-dudes format this week – scheduling problems meant we lost a female contributor at the last minute.)