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McKay Coppins: The Trump Campaign's 2020 Disinformation War

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As the 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls barrel towards the Super Tuesday primaries in less than two weeks, President Donald Trump's re-election campaign continues to amass a huge war chest.  The Trump juggernaut plans to spend more than one billion dollars on his re-election. According to Tom's guest today, a lot of that money will be spent on a media disinformation campaign unparalleled in US political history.

McKay Coppins is a staff writer at The Atlantic who has been reporting extensively on Mr. Trump since 2014. Mr. Coppins spent the past several months immersed in the pro-Trump media universe, exploring the new techniques the Trump campaign and its supporters are using to spread disinformation, discredit journalists, and permanently dismantle the mainstream media. 

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McKay Coppins writes about politics for The Atlantic.

He describes what he learned in his piece in the March 2020 issue of The Atlantic: “The Billion-Dollar Disinformation Campaign to Reelect the President: How new technologies and techniques pioneered by dictators will shape the 2020 election.” 

McKay Coppins joins us today from The Atlantic’s studios in Washington, DC.

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