Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the Red Hen, and incivility, on The Gist.

Trump Taught Us All to Swing Low

Trump Taught Us All to Swing Low

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
June 25 2018 9:20 PM

The New Rules of Civility

Are the Democrats ever able to take cheap shots?

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders answers questions during a White House briefing.

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