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Trump Shifts Tone On Coronavirus Pandemic

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President Donald Trump holds a face mask as he speaks during a news conference at the White House, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump has threatened to send federal officers into more big cities, Democrats have called the president’s plan an American crisis.

On this edition of River to River, Host Ben Kieffer is joined by political scientists Donna Hoffman and Jim McCormick for analysis of this week’s top political headlines, from the president abandoning his rosy coronavirus forecasts to federal officers detaining protesters in Oregon and the latest on U.S. China relations.


· Donna Hoffman, professor of political science, University of Northern Iowa:

· Jim McCormick, professor of political science, Iowa State University

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Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
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