In his presidential campaign and beyond, Donald Trump vowed to make America great again, pulling at the heartstrings of supporters harboring nostalgia for a more idealistic time in the American narrative: economic prosperity, safe neighborhoods, and simpler times.
These supporters feel that something has been lost, and that Donald Trump will be the man to bring them back. For a very different portion of the population, the worry about loss faces the future. With executive orders flying fast from the White House, a Supreme Court nominee on the table, talk of “nuclear options,” and secretary appointments yet to be confirmed, many Americans around the country -- from the halls of congress to the streets of your hometown -- are wondering what they can do to stop the sea change in Washington.
Everybody is arguing whether or not it is a BAN. Call it what you want, it is about keeping bad people (with bad intentions) out of country!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 1, 2017
In this episode, host Charlie Sykes hears from listeners on all sides of the political spectrum who feel like they are losing their country, what exactly they feel is disappearing, and whether or not they feel the momentum can be stopped.
Along the way, we speak with Stephen Hayes, bestselling author and Editor-in-Chief of The Weekly Standard, about the news of the moment. He’ll also let you know what you can do to get your local representative to go on the record about where they stand on Donald Trump’s Refugee and Immigration Order, if they haven't already made a statement.
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