Is Trump causing a crisis?

Why has the threat of a government shutdown become a powerful and common political weapon in Washington? On “Salon Talks,” David Frum, former speechwriter for George W. Bush and senior editor at The Atlantic, said that the prospect of another shutdown is a telltale sign of the broken state of the Republican party. According to Frum, a compromise on immigration is unlikely because the President actually wants a crisis to occur.

To hear from Frum on the irrationality within the GOP, watch the video above. And tune into the full episode to hear about Frum’s new book “Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic”, and what he learned studying Trump’s power and why America’s institutions are failing to properly check it.

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