August 22 - Clinton Leads Trump in the Money Race; Trump Calls the Clinton Foundation "The Most Corrupt Enterprise in Political History"; Trump's "Alt-Right" Campaign Chief

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Part 1

We begin with an assessment of the money race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in which in July alone, Clinton raised $140 million compared to $78 million for Trump who got 64% of his money from donations under $200 while 36% of Clinton’s money came from small donors. Rebecca Ballhaus, a reporter in the Wall Street Journal’s Washington D.C. bureau where she writes about national politics and campaign finance, joins us to discuss how far ahead in fundraising and media buying the Clinton campaign is and whether Trump can catch up.


Rebecca Ballhaus

Part 2

Then we look into the latest scandal, whether manufactured or real, that the Republicans hope will dog Hillary Clinton all the way until the November 8 election, and that is the Clinton Foundation about which Donald J. Trump announced today in a statement...“It is clear that the Clinton foundation is the most corrupt enterprise in political history”. John Wonderlich, the Executive Director of the Sunlight Foundation, one of the foremost authorities on transparency policy, joins us to offer some proportionality and perspective to claims of alleged Clintonian corruption in an election where in closed-door enclaves with Republican donors, the Koch brothers raise billions to be spent in secret while Trump himself refuses to even release his own tax returns.

Part 3

Then finally, we analyze the rebooted Trump campaign now headed by Stephen Bannon, the chairman of Breitbart Media who is the champion of the “alt-right”, an assemblage of anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, ethno-nationalist provocateurs who see the GOP as appeasers and Fox News as tame. Sarah Posner, an investigative journalist, author and expert on the intersection of religion and politics, joins us to discuss her article at Mother Jones, “How Donald Trump’s New Campaign Chief Created an Online Haven for White Nationalist” and how Bannon takes credit for fomenting “this populist nationalist movement” long before Trump turned it into a voting bloc or a future audience for Trump TV.