Jul 22, 2019

Donald Trump Jr.'s new book coming for Christmas

Cover: Center Street

Donald Trump Jr.'s book will be out Nov. 5 — a year before Election Day. We're told topics in "Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us" will include free speech, censorship and Big Tech.

Why it matters: Don Jr., a hunter and fisherman who's a popular talk-radio guest in Trump country, plans to travel the U.S. campaigning for his dad. The book's thrashing of political correctness previews the stump message Trump's eldest son will use to jack up swing-state turnout by the Republican base.

Go deeper: Donald Trump Jr. hints that he'll campaign against Justin Amash

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Mueller on Trump's praise of WikiLeaks: "Problematic is an understatement"

Asked by Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) to react to quotes by President Trump and Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 campaign praising stolen material published by WikiLeaks, special counsel Robert Mueller responded: "Problematic is an understatement."

Why it matters: Throughout his testimony, Mueller has been reluctant to answer questions that stray outside the contents of his 450-page report. His sharp criticism of Trump's praise of WikiLeaks, which he described as an "hostile intelligence service" whose founder Julian Assange is under indictment, is a rare rebuke of the president.

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Podcast: Trump's speech police

The White House is proposing having the FCC monitor alleged censorship of political speech on social media platforms. Dan goes deeper with Axios tech policy reporter David McCabe.

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Focus group: Trump's vulnerabilities with Minnesota swing voters

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

EDINA, Minn. — President Trump's absence of a plan on health care and on Social Security — compounded with voters' economic anxiety about a looming recession — could make him vulnerable with some swing voters here come 2020.

  • That was the main takeaway from our Engagious/FPG focus group last week, which included 7 people who flipped from Barack Obama in 2012 to Trump in 2016, and 4 who switched from Mitt Romney to Hillary Clinton.

Why it matters: These voters don't feel that Trump is talking about the issues they care about most.

Go deeperArrowAug 12, 2019