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Dec 25, 2016

Pulitzer Prize winning author Steven Coll, now the editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, delves into how the company run by Trump’s Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson has for decades tried to run the world. The company, of course, is Exxon Mobil. Political scientist Alan Abramowitz says Donald Trump is the least popular president ever elected. And Bill Press talks with commentator Dante Chinni about the Democratic Party’s failure to win what should have been an easy presidential race.

 

Steve Coll

Several years ago, we interviewed author Steve Coll about a book he wrote exposing the government-unto-itself known as ExxonMobil. Now, with its CEO and chief political strategist, Rex Tillerson, nominated for Secretary of State, we thought a reminder of what we learned then remains in order.

 

Alan Abramowitz

Political scientist Alan Abramowitz, who correctly predicted the election result, says Trump may not have much of a honeymoon, given that his unfavorable ratings are higher than any previous person to win the White House.

 

Dante Chinni

Another political scientist, Dante Chinni, talks with Bill Press about how Trump got out every one of his voters in a rapidly decreasing demographic base and how Clinton left enough voters at home to swing the election.

 

Jim Hightower

Why in the world would Trump tap Perry to be Energy Secretary.