FROM Vivian Salama
President Trump welcomed to Paris for Bastille Day celebrations President Trump renewed ties with Europe today in Paris, where he's gone to celebrate Bastille Day with French President Emanuel Macron. He also made his first public comment about the growing controversy over his son Donald, Jr. "I have a son who’s a great young man – fine person. He took a meeting with a Russian lawyer. It lasted a very short period and nothing came of it – and it's a meeting most people in politics would have taken" Vivian Salama is White House reporter for the Associated Press , in Paris with President Trump. She has more on the president’s comments about his son and his discussions with Macron.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
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.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?