Donald Trump and Boris Johnson as Tweedledum and Tweedledee

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President Trump and Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photo courtesy of The Economist.

A cartoon on the cover of the Economist says it all: leaders of the world’s two foremost democracies are scrambling to hold on. President Trump is faced with the possibility of impeachment. In the interests of Brexit, Boris Johnson is accused of lying to the Queen and defying Parliament. In both countries, voters are losing trust not just in their elected leaders but in their governments. The UK and the US aren’t alone, as the ideals of western democracy are being challenged by demagogues in other parts of the world.   

Credits

Guests:
Quinta Jurecic - Managing editor of Lawfare and contributing writer to the Atlantic. - @qjurecic, Norm Ornstein - Resident congressional scholar at the American Enterprise Institute - @NormOrnstein, Ed Luce - Financial Times - @EdwardGLuce

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Andrea Brody