After his callow meeting with Putin in Helsinki, Trump has nothing but bad excuses.

You Didn’t Expect a Mea Culpa From President Trump, Did You?

You Didn’t Expect a Mea Culpa From President Trump, Did You?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
July 17 2018 9:10 PM

The Schoolyard President

After his callow showing beside Vladimir Putin, president Trump’s excuses were crafted with all the skill of a fourth-grader.

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President Trump talks about his meeting with Putin during a meeting with House Republicans on Tuesday in Washington.

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In the Spiel, president Trump’s mea culpa was delivered with all the skill of a fourth-grader.

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