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Hosted by CNN's Jake Tapper, State of the Union features interviews with top newsmakers on politics and policy - covering Washington, the country and the world.

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Hosted by CNN's Jake Tapper, State of the Union features interviews with top newsmakers on politics and policy - covering Washington, the country and the world.

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Excellent!

By gabfanatico - Nov 10 2019
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Awesome & interesting interviews and political commentary. Thank you Jake!

Please stop...

By Mamabird CT - Nov 03 2019
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...inviting Kelly Ann Conway to your show. It’s painful to watch.

iTunes Ratings

580 Ratings
Average Ratings
307
73
40
29
131

Excellent!

By gabfanatico - Nov 10 2019
Read more
Awesome & interesting interviews and political commentary. Thank you Jake!

Please stop...

By Mamabird CT - Nov 03 2019
Read more
...inviting Kelly Ann Conway to your show. It’s painful to watch.
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State of the Union with Jake Tapper

Latest release on Feb 16, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Interview with White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway on White House credibility; Interview with top Republican Senator Roy Blunt; Interview with top House Intelligence Democrat Adam Schiff; State of the Cartoonion: How Trump picks a doctor

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First, Jake sits down with White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway to discuss when Trump learned of the Stormy Daniels payment and if there is a credibility crisis in the White House. Then, Jake asks Missouri Republican Roy Blunt if the Presidents' lies bother him and if the embattled Governor of Missouri needs to resign. Next, Jake discusses the latest developments int he Cohen and Russia investigations with the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff. Then, our panel of S.E. Cupp, Rep. Gregory Meeks, Rick Santorum, and Patti Solis Doyle discuss Rudy Giuliani's latest bombshell statements and the legacy of John McCain. Finally, Jake takes a look at how Trump picks his doctor in the State of the Cartoonion. via Knit

May 06 2018

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Rank #2: Washington backlash over US-Russia relations and new FISA application revelations; exclusive interview with former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page; Interview with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio; Interview with Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton; State of the Ca

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Following the release of the controversial FISA surveillance documents last night, CNN's Jake Tapper is joined by the subject of the application and former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page to comment on his alleged Russia connections and if, in fact, he is a Russian agent. Second, Florida Senator Marco Rubio weighs in on the controversy, plus Trump's evolving relationship with Putin amid raging domestic controversy. Jake is then joined by Rep. Seth Moulton, a Democrat of Massachusetts, to speak about defending strong NATO alliances, and the future of the leadership of the Democratic Party. Next our panel of Rep. Pramila Jayapal, former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, former Sen. Rick Santorum and former Obama official Karine Jean-Pierre discuss the Mueller investigations, recent Michael Cohen revelations and their analysis of US-Russia relations. Finally, in this week's State of the Cartoonian, Jake imagines what the new Air Force One, as described by the President, would look like. via Knit

Jul 22 2018

47mins

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Rank #3: Interview with Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway; Interview with Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse; Interview with Virginia Senator Mark Warner; State of the Cartoonion, Trump's hunt for the NYT op-ed author.

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This Sunday on State of the Union, Jake interviews Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway to discuss the anonymous New York Times op-ed which criticizes President Trump as well as Bob Woodward's new book "Fear." Next, Jake is joined by Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse to discuss the state of the Republican Party and why he considers leaving it. Following this, Jake interviews Virginia Senator Mark Warner to discuss the Mueller investigation and the George Papadopoulos sentencing. Jake is then joined by Nina Turner, David Urban, Bill Kristol and Jen Psaki to discuss former President Barack Obama's speech in Illinois and the anonymous New York Times op-ed written by a senior White House official. Finally, in this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake imagines President Trump's hunt for the anonymous sources behind the New York Times op-ed and Bob Woodward's new book. via Knit

Sep 09 2018

47mins

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Rank #4: Interview with former Governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick; Interview with Republican Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Ed Royce of California; State of the Cartoonion, Manafort's style on trial.

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Jake talks to former Governor of Massachusetts and potential 2020 candidate, Deval Patrick about racism in Trump's world, his view on the abolishing ICE, the Democratic cry for impeachment and his future 2020 aspirations. Jake is then joined by Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs committee, Ed Royce of California about the Russia investigation and the country's relationship with North Korea. Next, our panel of Karen Finney, Rick Santorum, Bill Kristol and Rep. Nanette Barragan joins to discuss 'identity politics,' Trump and Russia and the White House's strained relationship with the press. Finally, in this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake imagines Paul Manafort's extravagant lifestyle choices which have come out in his trial. via Knit

Aug 05 2018

38mins

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Rank #5: Interview with Lisa Monaco, James Clapper, Michael Hayden; Interview with Montana Governor and 2020 presidential hopeful Steve Bullock; A look at the Pennsylvania priest abuse scandal

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In this Sunday's episode Jake Tapper is joined by former Homeland Security and counterterrorism adviser to President Obama Lisa Monaco, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and former CIA and NSA Director General Michael Hayden to discuss President Trump's decision to remove John Brennan's security clearance and the President's recent response to the Russia investigation. Jake then interviews Governor of Montana and possible 2020 Democratic candidate Steve Bullock to discuss the Democratic Party, and how Dems can beat Trump in 2020. Next, our panel of Congresswoman Karen Bass, Rick Santorum, Jennifer Granholm, and SE Cupp discuss the Mueller investigation and President Trump's comments on Joseph McCarthy. Finally, Jake takes a look at the Pennsylvania priest abuse scandal and the PA Attorney General's claim that Cardinal Wuerl isn't being truthful. via Knit

Aug 19 2018

38mins

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Rank #6: Interview with U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley; Interview with Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono on the Kavanaugh allegations; State of the Cartoonion: Is Donald Trump Making America Read Again?

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In this episode, Jake talks to the Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley about Brett Kavanaugh, North Korea's nuclear program, and the recent attack in Iran. Then, Jake is joined by the Democratic Senator from Hawaii, Mazie Hirono as they discuss the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's. Next, our panel of Michael Caputo, Jennifer Granholm, Amanda Carpenter, and Karine Jean-Pierre join to discuss Christine Blasey Ford's upcoming testimony about her allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Finally, in this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake depicts how Donald Trump is "Making America Read Again." via Knit

Sep 23 2018

38mins

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Rank #7: Interview with Kellyanne Conway about the Kavanaugh testimony and FBI investigation; Interview with Senate Judiciary Democrat Amy Klobuchar; State of the Cartoonion: is gut-wrenching testimony a marketing opportunity?

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First, Jake talks to the Counselor to the President, Kellyanne Conway about the Brett Kavanaugh hearing and the ongoing F.B.I investigation. Jake is then joined by Amy Klobuchar, a Democratic member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, to discuss Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's hearing from this past week. Next, our panel of Carrie Severino, Jennifer Granholm, Nina Turner, and Linda Chavez joins to discuss the FBI investigation and the cultural implications of Brett Kavanaugh's testimony. Finally, in this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake depicts moments from the gut-wrenching testimony that ended up feeling more like an excuse for product placement than a Supreme Court hearing. via Knit

Sep 30 2018

44mins

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Rank #8: Interview with former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara on Trump lawyer memo: Interview with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy; Interview with Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland

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First, Dana Bash speaks with CNN senior legal analyst Preet Bharara about the recently released memo from Trump's legal team and the President's pardon powers. Then, Dana talks with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy about the claims made by the President's legal team and this weeks bombshell tariffs. next, Dana speaks with the Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Christia Freeland about President Trump's tariffs on her country and where the Canada-U.S. relationship goes from here. Finally, the panel of Rick Santorum, Karine Jean-Pierre, Bakari Sellers and Linda Chavez discuss the ongoing culture wars and President Obama's legacy on race. via Knit

Jun 03 2018

42mins

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Rank #9: Interview with Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chair Mark Warner on stunning new developments in the Russia investigation; Interview with Senate Homeland Security Committee Chair Ron Johnson on the longest-ever government shutdown; Interview with New Y

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First, CNN's Jake Tapper interviews Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chair Mark Warner on reports of the FBI's investigation into whether President Trump was working on behalf of the Russians and the President's concealing details of his meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, plus how Congress can get out of the government shutdown. Next, Jake talks with Senate Homeland Security Committee Chair Ron Johnson about President Trump's push for his border wall and this week's developments in the Russia investigation. Then, Jake sits down with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio about his new health care policy to cover undocumented immigrants and others in the city, plus Democratic politics and the race for the White House in 2020. Finally, in this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake takes a look at President Trump and his "medieval" border wall. via Knit

Jan 13 2019

44mins

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Rank #10: Interview with Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Interview with Alabama Democratic Senator Doug Jones; Interview with former Special Counsel and author of the new book "Contempt" Ken Starr; Jake's take on Trump and Puerto Rico.

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In this Sunday's episode, Jake talks to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about the President's denial of the death toll in Puerto Rico, the anonymous sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh, and the cost of her proposed programs. Next, Senator Doug Jones joins to discuss Manafort's plea deal, the Mueller investigation, and the allegation against Brett Kavanaugh. Then, Ken Starr joins to talk to Jake about the Mueller investigation, the possibility of impeachment, and his thoughts on Brett Kavanaugh. Next, our panel of Democratic Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, Mary Katharine Ham, Marc Short, and Karine Jean-Pierre joins to discuss the Manafort deal and the midterm elections. Finally, Jake gives his thoughts regarding President Trump's trouble with the truth. via Knit

Sep 16 2018

38mins

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Rank #11: Interview with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway; Interview with House Democratic Whip Jim Clyburn; Interview with 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang and his wife, Evelyn.

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First, Dana sits down with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway to talk about the President's request that Ukraine investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, testimony from administration officials indicating a quid pro quo over military aid, and new Mueller memos showing former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pushed a conspiracy theory about Ukraine during the 2016 election. Then, Dana talks with House Democratic Whip Jim Clyburn about the impeachment inquiry in the House and the 2020 presidential primary in South Carolina. Next, Dana's interview with 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang, and his wife, Evelyn, in Des Moines, Iowa, on Medicare for All and why his unconventional campaign is catching on. Finally, our panel of Democratic Rep. Robin Kelly, former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Scott Jennings and Mary Katherine Ham talk about the latest news in the 2020 primary race. via Knit

Nov 03 2019

43mins

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Rank #12: Interview with National Security Adviser John Bolton; Interview with Senate Intelligence Vice Chair Mark Warner; Interview with Louisiana GOP Senator John Kennedy; Interview with Michigan Representative Justin Amash; State of the Cartoonion: Michael Cohen

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First, Jake sits down with the National Security Adviser John Bolton to discuss the fallout from the North Korea summit, negotiations with the Taliban, and the ongoing crisis in Venezuela. Then, the Vice Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee Mark Warner joins to address reports that President Trump intervened in Jared Kushner's security clearance, Michael Cohen's testimony, and the ongoing controversies in his home commonwealth of Virginia. Next, Louisiana Republican Senator John Kennedy sits down with Jake to address Michael Cohen's accusations against President Trump and the Republican opposition to President Trump's national emergency on the border. Then, the lone Congressman to cosponsor legislation to terminate the emergency, Justin Amash, responds and discusses a potential libertarian run for the White House. Next, our panel of Bakari Sellers, David Urban, Jennifer Granholm, and Amanda Carpenter break down Bernie Sanders getting personal on the campaign trail and whether age will be a factor among 2020 candidates. Finally, Jake takes a look at Michael Cohen's potential movie deal in the State of the Cartoonion via Knit

Mar 03 2019

53mins

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Rank #13: Interview with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff; Interview with Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin

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First, Jake sits down with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff to break down the latest in the House impeachment inquiry and the public testimony this week about President Trump's demand for Ukraine investigations. Then, Jake talks with Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin of New York about the President's defense in the impeachment inquiry and the Navy's military review of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher. Next, Jake breaks down the latest on impeachment with Jennifer Granholm, Rick Santorum, Mia Love and Bakari Sellers. via Knit

Nov 24 2019

52mins

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Rank #14: Interview with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Interview with 2020 presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Interview with 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Interview with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff.

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First, Jake talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about President Trump's strike against a top Iranian commander, discussing possible retaliation from the Iranians and questions from Congressional leaders about the intelligence supporting the attack. Next, Jake interviews 2020 presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg about his criticism of the President's strike in Iran, as well as how he compares his foreign policy experience to former Vice President Joe Biden and whether he would rule out appointing donors to ambassador posts. Then, Jake talks with 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren about her response to the strike, as well as her transition to Medicare for All and how she plans to handle the upcoming impeachment trial. Finally, Jake sits down with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff to talk about his view of the strike against Iran and the Democratic strategy to hold the impeachment articles from the Senate. via Knit

Jan 05 2020

56mins

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Rank #15: Interview with the President's lawyer Rudy Giuliani on the Mueller report's findings; Interview with Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to respond to Giuliani and dive into the legal implications of the report; Interview with 2020 candidate Congressman Ti

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First, Jake speaks with CNN's Nic Robertson about the terror attacks in Sri Lanka. Next, the President's attorney Rudy Giuliani sits down with Jake to discuss the credibility of the Mueller report and former White House Counsel Don McGahn, respond to criticism from Senator Mitt Romney, and look at the case for Obstruction of Justice. Then, former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara joins Jake to respond to Giuliani and lay out his thoughts on the Muller report. Then, Jake speaks with 2020 contender Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio about whether Democrats should impeach the President after the report's revelations. Finally, our panel of Barbara Comstock, Jennifer Granholm, Scott Jennings, and Symone Sanders break down the Giuliani interview and the implications of the Mueller report. via Knit

Apr 21 2019

52mins

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Rank #16: Interview with President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on the special counsel's Russia investigation; Interview with New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on the government shutdown and her 2020 bid; Interview with Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard

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First, CNN's Jake Tapper interviews President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and President Trump's involvement in a potential deal for a Trump Tower in Moscow during the campaign. Next, Jake talks with New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand about a possible deal to get out of the government shutdown, plus her conservative views on immigration from her past in light of her 2020 presidential bid. Finally, Jake interviews Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard on her own run for the White House in 2020 and her controversial views on Syria. In this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake puts a spin on President Trump's "Art of the Deal." via Knit

Jan 20 2019

53mins

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Rank #17: Interview with former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci; Interview with White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow; Interview with former mayor of New Orleans and potential 2020 candidate, Mitch Landrieu; State of the Cartoonian, Trump

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In this Sunday's episode, Jake follows the week's explosive development in the Trump-Cohen saga - former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci weighs in and the President's strained relationship with the press. Jake is then joined by White House National Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow to talk about the impressive economic growth figure that has led to a presidential victory lap. Former Mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu joins next, to discuss the direction the Democratic Party is taking ahead of the 2020 presidential race. Next, our panel of Rep. Eric Swalwell, Nina Truner, Amanda Carpenter and David Urban discuss US-Russia relations and President's attitude towards Putin specifically, and if it really matters that the President knew about the Trump Tower meeting. Finally, in this week's State of the Cartoonian, Jake imagines what the President's Orwellian Universe would look like. via Knit

Jul 29 2018

38mins

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Rank #18: Interview with Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani; Interview with James Clapper; State of the Cartoonion: Kim Jong Un taking Trump 101

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First, Dana Bash speaks to President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani about the special counsel investigation. Next, James Clapper joins Dana to discuss Giuliani calling him a "clown" and the potential North Korea summit. Then, our panel of Rick Santorum, Patti Solis Doyle, Bill Kristol and Nina Turner talk about President Trump's policy of separating families at the border. Finally, this week's the State of the Cartoonion on how Kim Jong Un may be preparing for a summit with President Trump. via Knit

May 27 2018

40mins

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Rank #19: Interview with Florida Senator Marco Rubio on the end of the shutdown, the Roger Stone indictment, and Venezuela; Interview with Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi; Interview with former Housing and Urban Development Secretary on his 2020 presidential ru

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First, Jake interviews Florida Senator Marco Rubio on whether the GOP gained anything from the shutdown, the implications of the Roger Stone indictment, and the ongoing power struggle in Venezuela. Next, Jake talks with Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi about the details of the Roger Stone indictments and his connections to Wikileaks. Then, Jake interviews former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro on the border wall, the impact of a possible independent running in 2020 and his own run for the White House. Jake is then joined by our panel of Rick Santorum, Nina Turner, Paul Begala, and Linda Chavez to discuss the shutdown deal, the former Starbucks CEO's potential independent White House bid, and Kamala Harris's Presidential announcement. Finally, in this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake takes a look at the ongoing back and forth over Trump's State of the Union address. via Knit

Jan 27 2019

41mins

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Rank #20: Interview with Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on the U.S. raid to kill ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi; Interview with Democratic Senator Chris Murphy on the Baghdadi raid and the impeachment inquiry; Interview with former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McC

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First, Jake sits down with the Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper, to discuss the details of the daring U.S. Special Forces raid to kill ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Then, Jake talks with Democratic Senator Chris Murphy about Baghdadi and Ukraine, as he recounts his meeting with the Ukrainian President in September. Next, Jake breaks down the Presidents statement on Baghdadi and the raids national security implications with former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Former Pentagon Spokesman Admiral John Kirby. Then, our panel of Rep. Mark Waltz, Neera Tanden, Bill Kristol, and Susan Glasser discuss the latest developments in the impeachment case. Finally, Jake looks at the career of service of Ambassador Bill Taylor in light of the attacks he faces from the Trump administration. via Knit

Oct 27 2019

43mins

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