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Your daily breakdown of the true threats and challenges facing our country and our world, and an unflinching, no holds barred accounting of the damage the Trump administration is doing day by day.

The Damage Report with John Iadarola TYT Network

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    • 4.9, 1.9K Ratings

Your daily breakdown of the true threats and challenges facing our country and our world, and an unflinching, no holds barred accounting of the damage the Trump administration is doing day by day.

    It Is What It Is

    It Is What It Is

    Donald Trump BRINGS THE CHARTS to his insane interview with Axios. The source of a huge explosion in Beirut is under investigation. Police in Aurora, Colorado have been forced to apologize after handcuffing and drawing their weapons on a woman with her young daughter and nieces. A new ad highlights Trump’s horrible treatment of female journalists. Max Burns discusses Trump’s efforts to meddle in the 2020 election.

    Guest: Max Burns

    Co-Host: Viviana Vigil
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    The Masked Grifter

    The Masked Grifter

    Just one day after Trump floated the idea of postponing the November election, the White House condemned Hong Kong’s decision to do so. White House officials refuse to say if Donald Trump will accept the results of the election. Steve Mnuchin and Larry Kudlow continue to misunderstand the purpose of added unemployment benefits. A new study out of Yale shows that those receiving added benefits returned to work at similar rates as those not receiving benefits. Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump go after Dr. Deborah Birx as COVID-19 cases rise across the country. After previously calling the use of masks “dehumanizing”, Judge Jeanine Pirro is all-in on mask wearing. The GOP considers the future of their party post-Trump. AOC’s effort to ban military recruitment on sites like Twitch continues to gather steam. Lizz Winstead talks about her organization, Abortion Access Front.

    Guest: Lizz Winstead

    Co-Host: Francesca Fiorentini
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Wax Man vs. Straw Man

    Wax Man vs. Straw Man

    Donald Trump’s new love of masks may stem from COVID-19 hitting Republican-lead states, or “our people”, as a senior administration official called them. Trump’s campaign has been forced to rethink their messaging strategy as Biden’s March tweets remind voters the kind of tweets a president should have been sending out back at the beginning of the pandemic. Despite being a mail-in voter himself, Trump doubles down on discrediting the practice. Ted Cruz puts on his human suit to talk about masks. It’s time to take out the trash! Find out who John, Brett and you (yes, you!) picked as the Garbage People of the Week.

    Co-Host: Brett Erlich
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    • 55 min
    Suburban Lifestyle Dream

    Suburban Lifestyle Dream

    President Trump floats the idea of delaying the election, despite not having the authority to do so. Former presidential candidate Herman Cain has died after contracting Coronavirus. Louie Gohmert hasn’t let COVID-19 stop him from being terrible. It’s been a mixed news week for those living the “Suburban Lifestyle Dream”, as Trump overrides an Obama-era fair housing rule, and AOC immediately introduces a pair of amendments blocking the rollback. Republicans in Congress are willing to leave millions uncounted in this year’s census, rushing to meet this year’s October deadline. Manny Fidel explains how Fox News uses White Supremacist rhetoric. Fred Guttenberg discusses the new documentary, “Parkland Rising”.

    Guest: Manny Fidel & Fred Guttenberg

    Co-Host: Jayar Jackson
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Don’t Be a Gohmert

    Don’t Be a Gohmert

    1,144 COVID-19 deaths were reported yesterday as Trump’s approval rate continues to fall well below that of both Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx. In some entirely non-surprising news; after refusing to wear a mask during yesterday’s house judiciary hearing, GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert has tested positive for Coronavirus. A German study has found that COVID-19 can cause serious heart damage even in relatively young COVID-19 patients. While schools around the country consider how to reopen safely, a South Korean study has found that middle and high school age children are just as likely to infect others with the virus as adults. As videos of Dr. Stella Immanuel continue to circulate the internet, a Pew Research study has found that less-educated Americans are more likely to find truth in COVID-19 conspiracy theories. NYC has become the latest city to see Federal Law Enforcement Officers trample on citizen’s civil liberties. AOC has introduced a pair of amendments that would bar the US military from using funding to maintain a recruiting presence in US public schools or on streaming platforms like Twitch. Charles Booker discusses his new organization, Hood to the Holler.

    Guest: Charles Booker

    Co-Host: Jordan Uhl
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Swing and a Mess

    Swing and a Mess

    As eviction moratoriums are lifted nationwide, Black and Latino households are at higher risk of losing their homes. Trump’s new favourite doctor, Stella Immanuel, is a pediatrician and religious minister who spews COVID-19 conspiracies and once claimed the Disney Channel show Hannah Montana was a “gateway to evil”. An hour before Dr. Tony Fauci threw out the first pitch at the Yankees season opener, Trump falsely claimed on Twitter that he had been asked to do so. Yankee officials called foul. On Monday the DNC Platform Committee rejected several proposed amendments including a Medicare for All amendment and another that would forcefully condemn Israel’s treatment of Palestine. Fort Hood still hasn't taken repsonsibilioty for the violent murder of Vanessa Guillén. GOP Senate Candidate David Perdue has released a blatantly anti-semitic advertisement depicting his opponent Jon Ossoff with an enlarged nose. A new ad highlights the administration’s utter failure to stop the spread of the virus in Texas. Professor Jonathan Metzl talks about his new piece, “Trump’s Pandemic Attack on the Affordable Care Act”.

    Guest: Jonathan Metzl

    Co-Host: Aida Rodriguez
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    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

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1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

The Natural Log of Z ,

Mail In Voting

I love your show! Thank you for bringing some honesty into the field of journalism. Quick question: if having any voting by mail is such an flawed, unreliable way to conduct an election (and there was plenty of mail in voting in the 2016 and 2018 elections— didn’t Trump even vote by mail in the last midterms?) wouldn’t the results of those elections potentially be in accurate? Maybe Trump didn’t even win in 2016. ‘

HuffmanD ,

Foreclosures/ Homeless

Look I don’t know if you actually read these but I’m thinking that if thousands of people are going to lose their homes then Donald Trump is banking on them not having the wear with all to be strong enough to vote November 3rd
Just a thought

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Jayar Wednesday's Are The Best

Jayar Jackson has been ON POINT these last couple of Wednesdays. Jayar for president! I love this show and John Iadarola's perspective, insights, quick wit, and humor. And I love his other guest hosts... especially the super smart, funny, and unbelievably gorgeous Francesca Fiorintini. I've been listening to John's podcast for over a year now. Please keep up the progressive fight!

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