It’s Trump for the GOP. Clinton leads. Sanders hangs in. A Navy Seal killed by ISIS. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
An epic week in American politics, whether you like it or not. Donald Trump with a big win in Indiana– a man who’s never been elected to public office– appearing to wrap up the Republican nomination. Cruz out. Kasich out. It’s just Trump. Amazing. Democrats fighting on. Sanders with a clear Indiana win. Clinton already turning Republican words of scorn on Trump. We’ve got a Navy Seal killed by ISIS. Obama in Flint. This hour On Point: Our weekly new roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Jay Newton-Small, Washington correspondent for TIME Magazine. Author of Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way Washington Works. (@JNSmall)
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How Trump Won—and How the GOP Let Him — "In fact, Mr. Trump said he kicked himself for not running in 2012, and on New Year’s Day 2015, he recalled telling a friend, “If the country keeps going in this horrendous direction, I have to run.” The moment had its roots in the 2012 defeat of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a defeat that sent the party into a tailspin. (Wall Street Journal)
Obama and Snyder to Flint: Drink filtered water and be patient — "Despite reports about snubs and conflict, President Barack Obama visited Flint on Wednesday and delivered messages remarkably similar to those Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has promoted – drink filtered water, flush your pipes, and while the replacement of lead service lines is important, be patient for a process that will likely take years." (Detroit Free Press)
Americans’ Distaste For Both Trump And Clinton Is Record-Breaking — "Part of the negativity voters feel toward Clinton and Trump probably has something to do with growing political polarization in our country. But polarization doesn’t explain everything. If Trump and Clinton’s strongly unfavorable ratings were simply a byproduct of polarized politics, you’d expect them to have high “strongly favorable” ratings too. They don’t." (FiveThirtyEight)
This program aired on May 6, 2016.