A Conservative Perspective - Trump Supporters Make Their Case For His Re-Election
August 8, 2020
What word would I use to best describe this podcast? Perhaps enlightening with a dose of “really?”
Three conservatives discuss the case for re-electing the Trumpster. Don’t be confused that this is a NYT podcast - there is nothing “left” about this conversation. The moderator is Ross Douthat, a conservative political commentator.
Listen to Trump Supporters Make Their Case for 2020 from The Argument on Apple Podcasts. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-argument/id1438024613?i=1000487259607
Here is the preview of the episode:
What do Trump supporters talk about when they talk about 2020? This week Ross hosts a special intra-right debate over whether conservatives should support Trump in 2020. He plays “moderate squish” (i.e., NeverTrumper) to Pro-Trump conservatives Dan McCarthy, the editor of Modern Age, and Helen Andrews, a senior editor of The American Conservative. They disagree with Ross about the president’s handling of the coronavirus and argue against his ultimate question for Republicans in 2020: Should conservatives actually hope for a Trump loss in November?
Suggested background reading:
Ross on how Republicans will pretend Trumpism never happened
Daniel McCarthy’s Op-Eds: “Trump Is Doing Exactly What He Was Elected to Do” and “Trump’s Politics Aren’t Pretty. That’s How His Voters Like It”
Daniel McCarthy on “The Argument”: “Is Amazon Bad for America?”
“The Argument” episode, “Is Josh Hawley the Future of the G.O.P.?”