Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including their reactions to the Republican National Convention and President Trump’s speech in particular, how the conventions could affect the presidential race and the public and political fallout of ongoing unrest over policing and racial injustice.
President Trump accepts the Republican nomination from the White House South Lawn with hundreds in the audience huddled together without masks. Also, clean up continues as Hurricane Laura leaves a trail of devastation. And, Japan’s longest serving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe steps down because of his deteriorating health.
NPR News Now reports: Hurricane Laura Weakens, RNC Speeches, Wisconsin shootings, and other top news.
This Morning With Gordon Deal reports: Melania Trump, Mike Pompeo buck tradition with convention speeches, gunfire breaks out at Wisconsin protest, and TSA worker reunites bride with wedding gown left at checkpoint.
NPR News Now reports: Day 1 of the Republican National Convention, National Guard called out in Wisconsin following shooting, and other news.
Axios’ Jonathan Swan says to expect less of a traditional Republican National Convention and more of a reality TV show, featuring President Trump every night.
- Plus, how the pandemic makes fighting California wildfires even harder.
- And, an exclusive Harris poll shows Americans agree on who should get a COVID vaccine first.
Guests: Axios’ Jonathan Swan, Sam Baker and freelance environmental reporter Miranda Green.