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Donald Trump is a "wedge issue against his own party"-- according to one conservative writer. Some Republicans are walking away from the presumptive nominee, while others say they won't endorse him — but will vote for him. What's the difference?

Later on the program, the terror campaign against supporters of secular democracy in Bangladesh… and the public reaction.  

Photo: Gage Skidmore

Producers:
Andrea Brody
Christine Detz
Gideon Brower

Bernie Sanders Gets His White House Meeting 6 MIN, 30 SEC

After a White House visit today, Democrat Bernie Sanders thanked the President and the Vice President for remaining "impartial" and said he'll do whatever he can to prevent Donald Trump from being elected. He added that he'd congratulated Hillary Clinton on a strong campaign and that he looked forward to seeing "how we can work together to defeat Donald Trump and to create a government which represents all of us and not just the one percent."

Guests:
Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico (@IsaacDovere)

More:
Dovere on Sanders supporters warning Obama,'Don't try to stop Bernie'
Politico on Obama endorsing Clinton

Donald Trump Divides the Republican Party 33 MIN, 42 SEC

Surrogates for Donald Trump claim he's no racist, but his attack on a federal judge with Mexican ancestors was the last straw for many Republicans. Some GOP Senators are refusing to back him, and one is calling for the convention in Cleveland to choose somebody else. Other party leaders are gritting their teeth and supporting the presumptive nominee, even House Speaker Paul Ryan, who called Trump's attack "racist." We hear more about the case against Trump — and the case for Party unity.  

Guests:
Gabriel Schoenfeld, Hudson Institute (@gabeschoenfeld)
Vin Weber, Mercury/Clark & Weinstock
McKay Coppins, BuzzFeed News (@mckaycoppins)
Josh Kraushaar, National Journal (@HotlineJosh)

More:
Illinois Senator Kirk not backing Trump, despite being up for re-election
Arizona Senator John McCain on Trump
BuzzFeed News on Arizona Senator Jeff Flake's fear, loathing of Trump
Ohio Governor and former presidential candidate John Kasich on why GOP must not rally around Trump
Schoenfeld's 'A Bad Day on the Romney Campaign: An Insider's Account'
Kraushaar on the GOP as Trump's hostage

The Wilderness

McKay Coppins

Police Identify Killers of Bangladesh Bloggers 9 MIN, 44 SEC

Bangladesh split from Pakistan in 1971 to become a secular democracy. Three years ago, there were mass protests against the increased presence of religion in politics. Since then, some protest organizers and others have been murdered — most often by machete blows to the backs of their necks. Secular bloggers, gay rights activists and others are terrified. Many have left the country or gone into hiding. Now the chief police investigator has told the New York Times the killings are the systematic work of two well-organized Islamic terrorist groups.


Old Town Dhaka
Photo: joiseyshowaa

Guests:
Geeta Anand, New York Times (@GOAnand)

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