Today: President Trump’s record on race. In Kenansville, North Carolina, in September of 2016, Mr. Trump declared that black communities in the United States today are "absolutely in the worst shape that they've ever been in before."
Putting aside the president’s apparent ignorance of slavery and Jim Crow, Trump’s basic pitch to African American voters came down to a phrase that Juan Williams of Fox News appropriates in the title of his new book, "What the Hell Do You Have to Lose?": Trump’s War on Civil Rights.
Williams -- a former NPR and Washington Post correspondent who now writes a column for The Hill and co-hosts the Fox News Channel's roundtable debate show, The Five -- examines Mr. Trump’s racial belligerence, from his response to the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, VA, to his contention that undocumented immigrants and other ineligible people voted by the millions in the 2016 election.
Juan Williams joins us for the hour from the studios of NPR affiliate WABE in Atlanta, Georgia.