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White House Correspondent Maggie Haberman On Trump's Responses To Protests, COVID-19, 2020 Campaign

President Trump's shadow is shown on an American flag as he speaks before signing an executive order in Charlotte, N.C. on Aug. 31, 2018. (Chuck Burton/AP)
President Trump's shadow is shown on an American flag as he speaks before signing an executive order in Charlotte, N.C. on Aug. 31, 2018. (Chuck Burton/AP)

It was a busy weekend for the president. President Trump tweeted he was not briefed about Russia’s alleged bounty on American troops in Afghanistan, that Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden is “definitely a low IQ person” and that counter-protesters who yelled “white power” at a Florida rally are “great people.”

Host Robin Young talks to White House correspondent Maggie Haberman about how all this will play out politically for the president — at a time when coronavirus cases are on the rise and national anger about systemic racism is fueling protests and demands for change.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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