Donald Trump’s poor business record, a new anti-immigration right-wing ascendency with Brexit, and the Clinton Veepstakes.

Is Donald Trump Broke?

Is Donald Trump Broke?

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
June 23 2016 5:28 PM

The “Show Me the Money” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about Trump’s failed fundraising, a potential anti-immigrant right-wing, and Clinton’s choices for vice president.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Jamelle Bouie, Adam Davidson, and Rachel Martin discuss Trump’s failed fundraising (and business record), whether the so-called “Brexit” and Trump signal a growth in anti-immigrant, right-wing politics, and Clinton’s choices for vice president.

Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:

  • Talking Points Memo’s coverage of Trump, e.g. “Top 10 Reasons to Doubt Trump Is Even a Billionaire”
  • Trump may not be a billionaire and only worth a paltry couple hundred million.
  • Reporter Tim O’Brien got the chance to see Trump’s tax returns as part of a lawsuit against him and can’t talk about them, but thinks we should see, too.
  • Samuel Huntington’s controversial (but prescient) The Clash of Civilizations
  • The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees released a new report detailing the new record-high of forced displacement: 1 in 113 worldwide.

Rachel chatters about Lifetime’s UnReal and the un-reality of reality television.


Adam chatters about the delights of having a 4-year-old and getting the chance to indulge his childhood nerd-dom by using a microscope with him.

Jamelle chatters about a new Polaroid-style instant film camera that he bought and the joys of amateur photography.

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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Kevin Townsend.

Jamelle Bouie is Slates former chief political correspondent.

Adam Davidson is co-founder and co-host of Planet Money. He also writes the weekly "It's the Economy" column for the New York Times Magazine.

Rachel Martin is host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday.