“A President Who Makes Us Less Safe” with Greg Howard and Rick Wilson

“A President Who Makes Us Less Safe” with Greg Howard and Rick Wilson

With Friends Like These - July 28, 2017 - 1:26:09

After an intro in which I acknowledge the numerous categories of people who have *some idea* of what it’s like to live with an oppressor in the White House, I am joined by New York Times Magazine writer Greg Howard (@greghoward88) to discuss the aftermath of his essay about white women ignoring his existence. [4:29] Then Rick Wilson (@therickwilson), Never Trump stalwart, stops by to talk about Trump’s short-sighted and cruel Twitter declaration banning trans people from the military. I plead with him to not call it a distraction. [49:55] Read Greg's essay here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/19/us/was-that-racist.html?_r=0 Some of the backlash is here: http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/07/21/new-york-times-white-women-new-york-racist-reporter-says And here: http://thehill.com/homenews/media/343073-ny-times-reporter-accuses-white-women-of-racism-on-city-sidewalks Send show feedback to @crooked_friends or withfriendslikepod@gmail.com Our fantastic sponsors include: Legal Zoom: Get ready for Make a Will Month by going to LegalZoom.com Third Love: Find the right fit and a free 30-day trial at ThirdLove.com/FRIENDS Ring Security: Get $150 off a Ring of Security floodlight kit by going to Ring.com/FRIENDS Parachute: I personally endorse these towels and sheets! Visit Parachutehome.com/FRIENDS for free shipping and returns

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