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The GOP Comes to Town


McKay Coppins, senior political writer for BuzzFeed News and the author of The Wilderness: Deep Inside the Republican Party's Combative, Contentious, Chaotic Quest to Take Back the White House (Little, Brown and Company, 2015), talks about the Republican candidates vying for support in our area as primaries approach for NY and other north-eastern states.

Spotted: @TedCruz, rolling matzo at Chabad Neshama Model Matzah Bakery in Brighton Beach. https://t.co/b3AruTbEgP

— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) April 8, 2016

.@mckaycoppins says he tried to attend the Trump rally on Long Island, but they were about 7,000 over capacity and he couldn't get in.

— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) April 8, 2016

Tweeters in defense of @HillaryClinton's 5-swipe subway ride: https://t.co/e1sS47aIwk

— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) April 8, 2016

@BrianLehrer@HillaryClinton#iamwithher as a regular subway rider i often need to swipe my Metro card several times

— MarieChristine (@mcayer) April 8, 2016

Caller who went to a Trump rally: It felt like a tailgate. Protesters or people who didn’t seem to fit in got points/swears.

— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) April 8, 2016

We found it! Here's that video our caller was trying to share, via satirical @TheChaffNews: https://t.co/xu3hNLzEr1

— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) April 8, 2016


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 2016-04-08  26m