Presidential candidates accuse each other of racism

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traded accusations of racism in speeches yesterday. As the election enters the final trimester the presidential race is dominated not by talk of policy, but which candidate is the real racist. While Clinton has a slight lead in most recent polls, both candidates have low favorability ratings. It’s not clear yet how much either is benefitting from calling the other racist.

Credits

Guest:
Jason A. Johnson - journalism and communication professor at Morgan State University and political contributor at MSNBC - @drjasonjohnson

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Sarah Sweeney