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05/18/2017 04:23 pm ET Updated Jan 08, 2018

How Long Can Trump Outrun The Chaos Of His Own Administration?

This week on So That Happened, President Donald Trump had another one of those weeks where Donald Trump is president. By which I mean, total omnidirectional omni-shambles. Building off the controversy of last week’s controversial firing of James Comey, Trump revealed highly classified intelligence from a source in Syria to two high-ranking Russian officials, touching off yet another self-immolation. He’s ended the week with more trouble from Comey, more indefensible deceptions, fewer allies willing to go to bat for him, and a newly appointed investigator nipping at his heels. We’ll dive into the Trump black hole to try to rescue some light  

Meanwhile, in Philadelphia, fans of fixing the criminal justice system scored a major victory this week. Civil rights attorney and progressive-minded reformed Larry Krasner won the Democratic primary election for Philadelphia district attorney. It’s a major shift in Philly, and it’s also part of what seems to be a burgeoning trend of voters opting for reform champions at the ballot box. 

Finally, the Trump White House is populated by people who simultaneously hate their jobs and are terrified of being fired. How does that work? Well, in what can only be called a radical act of empathy, we’re going to try to imagine what life in this oddball cult is like.

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