FROM Matthias Kolb
Donald Trump in the Eyes of the Rest of the World 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.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.