E.J. Dionne and Thomas Mann on surviving Donald Trump.

Tuesday’s Election Results Are Being Misinterpreted Already

Tuesday’s Election Results Are Being Misinterpreted Already

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Nov. 8 2017 8:04 PM

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If Tuesday’s election results were a canary in a coal mine, it’s a really expansive mine and a somewhat unreliable canary.

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President Donald Trump at the National Assembly on Wednesday in Seoul.

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Democrats are feeling triumphant after Tuesday’s state and local elections. But it’s not a referendum on the president until his name is on the ballot, so E.J. Dionne Jr. and Thomas Mann are here to explain remains unique about this moment in American history. Dionne, Mann, and Norman Ornstein are the authors of the book One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.