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The President of the United States commands the world's strongest military, leads the dominant economy — and often lays claim to leadership in global morality. We ask commentators in other countries if they think Donald Trump is qualified for the White House.

Later on the program, after almost a year on the International Space Station, NASA's record-setting astronaut Scott Kelly is back on the ground. We hear what scientists want to learn from comparing him to his Earth-bound twin brother and we ask another space veteran what it's really like out there.  

Photo: Mike Licht

Producers:
Katie Cooper
Evan George
Jenny Hamel

Mitt Romney's Anti-Trump Moment 6 MIN, 30 SEC

Mitt Romney lost the White House to Barack Obama four years ago. Today, Romney delivered a scathing speech calling Donald Trump a "fraud" and a "phony," who should be rejected as this year's Republican nominee.

Jim Angle is politics editor for the Washington Examiner, the conservative paper in the nation's capital.

Guests:
James Antle, Washington Examiner (@jimantle)

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Donald Trump in the Eyes of the Rest of the World 35 MIN, 14 SEC

Donald Trump's presidential candidacy has "opened the door to madness." That's according to a business journal in Germany. Spain's leading newspaper is "dumbfounded," and a columnist in London's Financial Times says Trump in the White House would mean "global disaster." Mexico's top diplomat calls him "ignorant" and "racist," and Israelis say they're "bewildered" by how little he appears to know about the Middle East. We talk with observers from other countries who see Trump's success with American voters as democracy gone wrong.

Guests:
Adrian Wooldridge, Economist magazine (@adwooldridge)
Matthias Kolb, Süddeutsche Zeitung (@matikolb)
Rafael Fernandéz de Castro, Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (@MaxwellSU)
Yossi Alpher, Israeli consultant and author
Gwynn Guilford, Quartz (@sinoceros)

Astronaut Scott Kelly's One Year Mission and the Twin Study 8 MIN, 15 SEC

The longest American space voyage ever is now over and scientists are about to swarm over Scott Kelly. When the astronaut touched down yesterday in Kazakhstan, he set a record for the longest spaceflight by an American. Kelly now holds the record of 340 days in space… and comparison with his twin brother, former astronaut Mark Kelly, offers a unique opportunity. We hear what's in store for Kelly and from America's former record holder.


Two thumbs up from NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly, resting in a chair outside of the spacecraft just minutes
after he landed in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 (Bill Ingalls/NASA)


Astronaut twins Mark Kelly and Scott Kelly

Guests:
Michael López-Alegría, NASA (@commandermla)
John Charles, NASA

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NASA's Twin Study

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