Coup in Turkey. Police down in Baton Rouge. Our big wrap on the Republican National Convention. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
And then there was Trump. At the end of a week of drama and “lock her up!” – of “guilty!” and family and Ted Cruz just saying no to endorsing Donald Trump - it was Trump himself at the podium last night. Describing America as in a time of dark crisis, and offering himself as the great leader who can make it right. “I alone,” he said, “can fix it.” And make the country great again. This hour On Point, from Cleveland and the site of the Republican National Convention, our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines. — Tom Ashbrook
From Tom’s Reading List
TIME: Midnight in America: Donald Trump’s Gloomy Convention Speech -- "If there is a national Rorschach test for this strange political season, it might be this: Do you recognize the America that Donald Trump described Thursday night?"
FiveThirtyEight: A Disappointed ‘Stop Trump’ Delegate Reflects On What Went Wrong — "There remains a certain amount of confusion over how exactly the Republican National Committee stopped Monday’s roll call vote — the anti-Trump coalition thought it had enough votes from state delegations, but at the last minute, three states pulled out. It remains unclear which ones."
The Wall Street Journal: Turkey Enters State Of Emergency After Failed Coup -- "Turkey entered a state of emergency Thursday as the parliament controlled by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party approved that further escalation of the government’s response to last week’s failed military coup."
This program aired on July 22, 2016.