FROM Josh Barro
How much damage has Trump done to his presidency? It’s been a busy political news week. So where does that leave Donald Trump as he’s about to start his first overseas trip? We talk impeachment, Watergate, and why Mike Pence has set up a political action committee.
Trump tax reform plan begins to take shape During his long campaign, President Trump promised the biggest tax cut of all time, but he was short of specifics. Today, White House Economic Advisor Gary Cohn proposed "the most significant tax reform legislation since 1986 and one of the biggest tax cuts in American history." Josh Barro, senior editor at Business Insider and host of KCRW's Left, Right and Center , says the changes announced today are basically the same as those announced by candidate Trump.
Concern deepens amid Trump's controversies President Trump delivered today's commencement speech to the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut. As he praised the accomplishments of the graduates, he listed some of his own… and made reference to reports that he leaked intelligence to the Russians and tried to shut down an FBI Investigation into his associates.
Trump's intelligence disclosures cause chaos On the eve of departure for his first trip overseas, President Trump is embroiled in another controversy. It's about reports that he shared highly classified information with two high-ranking Russians.
Is the United States losing its moral authority in the world? American support for human rights has often been criticized as more about words than it is about action. President Trump is creating more skeptics than ever. What are the consequences for America's role in the world?