Episode 22 Throwback: Trump Meets the Press, circa 1999

They say journalism is the first draft of history. Well this week, we look back at that first draft and try to understand our current president.

In 1999, then-host Tim Russert interviewed Donald Trip on Meet the Press about his possible candidacy for the 2000 presidential election on a third party ticket. It’s an interesting look back into the personality, values, and political stances of Trump before he was Trump. Some things are sadly familiar like his blatant sexualized view of women. But other issues stand out— like his thoughts about gay marriage and abortion. 

It’s a new interview with a familiar man on a familiar show. But an entirely different take on the Sunday talk shows— and of Polilogue itself. 

You can see the interview in its entirety here.

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