Podcast for America on Trump’s attack, Black Lives Matter and the Democratic Party, and the laidback side of “Chillery” Clinton.

This Is What Happens When You Snipe at McCain’s War Hero Status

This Is What Happens When You Snipe at McCain’s War Hero Status

The crazed culture of politics.
July 21 2015 12:53 PM

Trump Touches the Third Rail in a Brunch Setting

The consequences of calling out John McCain on his war hero status.

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Photo illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images.

Listen to Episode No. 10 of Podcast for America!

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Podcast for America is your inside look at the preening self-celebration of human striving and shamelessness that is a presidential campaign cycle. Your hosts are Mark Leibovich, national correspondent for New York Times Magazine; Annie Lowrey of New York magazine; and Alex Wagner of MSNBC’s Now With Alex Wagner.

This week, Donald Trump calls for veteran appreciation while attacking John McCain’s war hero status. Also, Black Lives Matter protesters overwhelm Bernie Sanders at a conference. We look at what effect the movement’s having on the Democratic Party. Lastly, Hillary Clinton signs up for Snapchat and opens her campaign headquarters to media tours. Are we seeing the laidback side of Clinton’s campaign?

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Mark Leibovich is the chief national correspondent for New York Times Magazine and the author of This Town and Big Game.

Annie Lowrey is a contributing editor at the Atlantic.

Alex Wagner is the host of MSNBC’s Now With Alex Wagner.