Rage

US President Donald J. Trump leaves the podium after holding a news briefing in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 10 September 2020. Trump fielded questions regarding comments he made to journalist Bob Woodward, author of the forthcoming book ‘Rage,' that downplayed the threat of the coronavirus. Photo by Reuters/SIPA USA.

Wildfires are raging in the west. The pandemic is still raging, with nearly 200,000 Americans dead. What is the government doing? Congress still cannot agree on additional aid for Americans. President Trump has resorted to using disaster relief funds to pay for additional jobless benefits and is eyeing more executive action, but is there a bigger response coming for any of these crises? 

President Trump took a lot of heat for statements he made to journalist Bob Woodward, detailed in Woodward’s new book Rage, about how he knew how bad the coronavirus was and downplayed it on purpose to avert panic. 

Ariel Edwards-Levy (senior reporter and polling editor at the Huff Post) tells the panel about the state of the presidential race and sticks up for polling: why you should believe it more than a lot of people say they do.

Credits

Guest:
Ariel Edwards-Levy - reporter and polling editor at Huff Post - @aedwardslevy

Hosts:
Jamelle Bouie, Josh Barro, Michael Brendan Dougherty

Producer:
Sara Fay