Roughly Speaking podcast: Why the prospect of a Trump presidency prompts an African-American mom to consider owning a gun (episode 96)

In this podcast:

  • Donald Trump anxiety — people have been seeing their shrinks about it, and Mike Pesca on The Gist podcast introduced the Trump anxiety hotline, playing concern over the billionaire bully’s ascendance for comic and emotional relief. But, when Dan spoke to Kimberly Moffitt and asked her about Trump anxiety, she said it had made her consider buying a gun, something she had never considered before. Moffitt is associate professor in American Studies at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She says she’s concerned that Trump’s candidacy — his statements about immigrants, about Muslims, the aggressive tone of his campaign, the zeal of his largely white supporters — could unleash a racial backlash. Also on the show: Republican political analyst Richard Cross III.


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