COVID-19 Death Toll In U.S. Surpasses Number Of Americans Killed In Vietnam War

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The death toll from COVID-19 in the United States is now more than 68,000.

It has surpassed the number of Americans killed in the Vietnam War, which basically cost Lyndon Johnson his presidency. He decided not to seek re-election in 1968.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Julian Zelizer (@julianzelizer), professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and a CNN political analyst, about Johnson's leadership during that conflict.

This segment aired on May 5, 2020.


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