Brett Kavanaugh for SCOTUS, NATO, and breastfeeding, on the Political Gabfest.

What Does Trump Gain From Deriding NATO?

What Does Trump Gain From Deriding NATO?

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July 12 2018 6:35 PM

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U.S. President Donald Trump attends a meeting of the North Atlantic Council during a NATO summit in Brussels on Wednesday.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, the U.S. relationship with NATO, and federal policies around breastfeeding.

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