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The Scramble Goes to War on Climate Change and Donald Trump

Aug 29, 2016

We're losing about 22,000 square miles of Arctic ice every week, the Great Barrier Reef - which dates back to the start of civilization - is rapidly dying, fires from heat and dryness are burning in Canada and California, and recent floods in Baton Rouge, Louisiana killed thirteen people and damaged the homes of 40,000 and counting. And let's not forget that our last three summers have been the hottest on record - EVER.  Is it time for America to mobilize our collective force into halting climate change with the same collective force we used to halt Hitler in World War II? 

At the top of the hour: None of us really knows what lies underneath the bluster and showmanship of Donald Trump. He's been provocative and aggressive since childhood, getting into physical altercations with teachers and classmates and allowing few people to get close to him. Of those that did, it was mostly with those who had mutually beneficial interests.

We talk to to two reporters who have delved deep into his past with help from more than twenty Washington Post reporters, editors and fact-checkers and spending twenty hours with Trump himself. 

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.