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'BradCast' 7/6/2020 (Guest: Salon's Heather 'Digby' Parton on Trump's race war re-election strategy) The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman

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On today's 'BradCast':   Several countries around the world have all but defeated the COVID-19 virus, while the U.S. has shattered new records for new infections and hospitalizations every day for the last month. Trump's former DHS Sec. Tom Bossert warns that if the virus continues on its current trajectory in the U.S., as many as 500,000 could die by year's end.  Trump's own FDA Commissioner avoids contradicting the president's dangerously false claims about the lethality of the coronavirus. The US Supreme court ruled on Monday that states could bar so-called 'faithless electors' from casting votes in the Electoral College, and struck down part of a law regulating robo-calls that could have implications for Republicans' attempts to dismantle Obamacare.  Opinion columnist HEATHER DIGBY PARTON of Salon and Hullabaloo deconstructs Trump's astonishing, aggressive, campaign-style rallies held at Mount Rushmore and on July 4th at the White House, during which he all but ignored the deadly coronavirus pandemic and its accompanying economic disaster, and instead offered 'angry declarations of war against fellow Americans on the day the country celebrates freedom and independence'.  Parton also discusses how Trump has failed to take action on mind-blowing allegations that Russian military intelligence paid bounties to members of the Taliban for killing U.S. troops, and new reporting exposing Trump's 'uninformed' and 'delusional' phone calls with world leaders, and more. We are now exactly 120 days from Election Day, November 3rd...not that anyone's counting...

On today's 'BradCast':   Several countries around the world have all but defeated the COVID-19 virus, while the U.S. has shattered new records for new infections and hospitalizations every day for the last month. Trump's former DHS Sec. Tom Bossert warns that if the virus continues on its current trajectory in the U.S., as many as 500,000 could die by year's end.  Trump's own FDA Commissioner avoids contradicting the president's dangerously false claims about the lethality of the coronavirus. The US Supreme court ruled on Monday that states could bar so-called 'faithless electors' from casting votes in the Electoral College, and struck down part of a law regulating robo-calls that could have implications for Republicans' attempts to dismantle Obamacare.  Opinion columnist HEATHER DIGBY PARTON of Salon and Hullabaloo deconstructs Trump's astonishing, aggressive, campaign-style rallies held at Mount Rushmore and on July 4th at the White House, during which he all but ignored the deadly coronavirus pandemic and its accompanying economic disaster, and instead offered 'angry declarations of war against fellow Americans on the day the country celebrates freedom and independence'.  Parton also discusses how Trump has failed to take action on mind-blowing allegations that Russian military intelligence paid bounties to members of the Taliban for killing U.S. troops, and new reporting exposing Trump's 'uninformed' and 'delusional' phone calls with world leaders, and more. We are now exactly 120 days from Election Day, November 3rd...not that anyone's counting...

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