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With guest host Anthony Brooks.

Trump's tweeting about terrorism. But what is he doing about it?

President Donald Trump, flanked by members of law enforcement, speaks before signing bills in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House, Friday, June 2, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
President Donald Trump, flanked by members of law enforcement, speaks before signing bills in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House, Friday, June 2, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Guests

Daniel Benjamin, director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College. Served as coordinator for counterterrorism at the State Department from 2009 to 2012.

Matt Zapotosky, reporter who covers the Justice Department for the Washington Post’s national security team. (@mattzap)

From The Reading List

POLITICO: Is Trump Fighting Terrorism? — "What is new and deeply worrisome so far is Trump’s rebalancing of our relationships in the Middle East and hyper-militarization of the fight against terror. His actions will heighten sectarian tensions in the Middle East and only strengthen the forces driving radicalization and violence across the region."

Washington Post: In Twitter barrage, Trump ramps up push for ‘TRAVEL BAN!’ even as opposition hardens — "In a series of tweets, Trump circled back on his push for the travel ban in the wake of Saturday’s terrorist attack in London — even as new opposition emerged from Republican and Democratic lawmakers. Trump also appeared again to disregard the potential legal problems linked to the term “travel ban.” Trump’s use of the phrase was cited by several U.S. district court judges in decisions to stop plans to virtually halt U.S. entry for citizens of six Muslim-majority nations.

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This segment aired on June 5, 2017.

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