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Join Brian Williams as he delivers the latest updates on evolving news stories and places the major political events of the day into context.

Join Brian Williams as he delivers the latest updates on evolving news stories and places the major political events of the day into context.

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Join Brian Williams as he delivers the latest updates on evolving news stories and places the major political events of the day into context.

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Episodes

Day 1,224: Trump attacks and deflects as U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 100,000

5/28/2020
On the day the confirmed U.S. death toll from the coronavirus reached the grim milestone of 100,000, the president spent his morning attacking the critics of his response and going after Twitter, voting-by-mail, and more, before heading to Florida and touring a NASA facility without wearing a face mask. We discuss that and much more with Jill Colvin, Anne Rimoin, Eugene Robinson, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Shaquille Brewster, David Jolly, and Ben Sherwood.

Duration:00:45:19

Day 1,223: Biden blasts mask averse Trump as a 'fool' as U.S. deaths near 100,000

5/27/2020
With confirmed COVID-19 deaths in America nearing 100,000, the president continued his dismissal of masks and attacks on voting-by-mail as Joe Biden hit back against his Republican opponent. We discuss that and more with Philip Rucker, Robert Costa, Dr. Kavita Patel, Jon Ralston Steve Schmidt, and Maya Wiley.

Duration:00:45:49

Day 1,219: Trump wants churches reopened as U.S. deaths near 100,000

5/23/2020
Despite several COVID-19 outbreaks across the globe being tied to religious gatherings, Trump is pushing for states to reopen houses of worship calling them 'essential' as the U.S. death toll tops 96,000 people. We discuss that and more with Peter Baker, Anita Kumar, A.B. Stoddard, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Anne Rimoin, James Carville, and Eugene Robinson.

Duration:00:45:34

Day 1,218: Trump refuses mask in public as U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 95,000

5/22/2020
With portions of Michigan dealing with flooding, Trump talked politics while refusing to wear a mask in front of the media while visiting a Ford facility in Michigan. Plus, what should we make of the latest CDC guidance on whether you can contract coronavirus from surfaces. We discuss that and more with Jonathan Lemire, Annie Karni, John Heilemann, Dr. Michael Olsterholm, Donna Edwards, and Elias Weiss Friedman.

Duration:00:46:54

Day 1,217: Trump says he'd change nothing about response as U.S. deaths near 94,000

5/21/2020
As the U.S. coronavirus death toll nears 94,000 Americans, Trump says his government has done 'amazingly well' and would have done nothing differently. Plus, Joe Biden is leading the president by double digits in a new national poll. We discuss that and more with Tamara Keith, Robert Costa, Eugene Robinson, Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, Dr. William Haseltine, Dr. Mario Ramirez, and Andrew Zimmern.

Duration:00:45:05

Day 1,216: Trump defends using unproven drug as senators grill Mnuchin on economy

5/20/2020
Trump is defending his claimed use of the untested drug hydroxychloroquine as senators grilled Trump aides on unemployment and the economy that have taken a pummeling from the ongoing global pandemic. We discuss that and more with Ashley Parker, Sam Stein, Kimberly Atkins, Dr. Thomas McGinn, Josh Lederman, and Kate Andersen Brower all join.

Duration:00:45:51

Day: 1,215: Trump claims he's taking hydroxychloroquine as U.S. deaths top 91,000

5/19/2020
The president says he's taking a drug his own FDA and a slew of medical experts advise against to try and ward off the coronavirus as more U.S. states reopen despite a continued increase in the nation's COVID-19 death toll. We discuss that and much more with Philip Rucker, Nancy Cook, Dr. Vin Gupta, Dr. Peter Salk, Steve Schmidt, Barton Gellman, and Beau Guyott.

Duration:00:47:08

Day 1212: Trump wears no mask at WH event as U.S. death toll tops 88,000

5/16/2020
Appearing at a Rose Garden event where he promised a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year - something experts doubt - Trump yet again failed to wear a face mask while those around him did. Plus, more states plan to open things up by Memorial Day weekend. We discuss that and more with Susan Page, Shannon Pettypiece, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Dr. Lloyd Minor, Richard Haass, and Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson.

Duration:00:45:09

Day 1,211: Trump suggests testing is overrated as whistleblower torches virus response

5/15/2020
Ousted HHS vaccine expert Rick Bright gave damning testimony on Capitol Hill blasting the president's coronavirus response and warned of darker days ahead if Trump officials don't change course as the president openly questioned the need to test for COVID-19. That and much more including a thorough debunking of Trump's so-called 'Obamagate' conspiracy theory with Peter Baker, Jill Colvin, Ron Klain, Dr. Vin Gupta, Tim Miller, and Topeka, Kansas Mayor Michelle De La Isla.

Duration:00:46:59

Day 1,210: Trump criticizes Fauci's Senate testimony as U.S. death toll tops 84,500

5/14/2020
Trump broke with Dr. Anthony Fauci who suggested caution during his Senate testimony on Tuesday when it comes to reopening states as more predictions indicate continued hardship due to the coronavirus. We discuss that and more with Robert Costa, Anita Kumar, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Mayor Lovely Warren, Mayor Lauren McLean, Eugene Robinson, and Steve Schmidt.

Duration:00:46:52

Day 1,209: Fauci, top health officials testify remotely for Senate hearing

5/13/2020
Dr. Fauci told lawmakers that the actual COVID-19 death toll is likely higher than the over 80,000 currently reported and warned of "little spikes that might turn into outbreaks” if some state economies open too quickly. We discuss that and more with Ashley Parker, John Heilemann, Anne Rimoin, Joyce Vance, Dr. Stephen Sample, and Howell Raines.

Duration:00:46:28

Day 1,208: Trump abruptly ends news conference. “Don’t ask me, ask China.”

5/12/2020
Trump continues to falsely claim that any American who wants a test can get a test. We discuss that and more with Philip Rucker, Jonathan Lemire, Dr. Emily Landon, Mayor Jenny Durkan, Franklin Foer, and Bill Kristol.

Duration:00:47:30

Day 1,205: Trump claims without evidence COVID-19 will go away without a vaccine

5/9/2020
A second coronavirus case has been confirmed in the White House on the same day the president went to a WWII veterans' event and did not wear a face mask. All this as the U.S. death tool nears 80,000 thousand people. We discuss that and more with Shannon Pettypiece, John Heilemann, Neil Irwin, Dr. Vin Gupta, Mayor Marty Walsh of Boston, Mayor Louie Bonaguidi, and Jon Meacham all join.

Duration:00:46:37

Day 1,204: Trump got 'lava level mad' at staff after personal valet contracts COVID-19

5/8/2020
The White House is hit with its first positive case of the coronavirus as the unemployment numbers continue to show a bleaker economic outlook. Plus, after immense public pressure, a father and son in Georgia have been arrested and charged with murder in the death of Ahmaud Arbery. Also the Trump DOJ is moving to drop its case against fmr. Trump aide Michael Flynn. We're joined by Annie Karni, Peter Baker, Stephanie Ruhle, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Frank Figliuzzi, Neal Katyal, and Bryan Stevenson.

Duration:00:46:27

Day 1,203: On America's 73,800+ COVID-19 death toll, Trump says, "It is what it is."

5/7/2020
Trump reconsiders shutting down the Coronavirus task force, contradicts a nurse about PPE availability, and defends not wearing a mask at the Honeywell factory. We discuss that and more with Mayor Eric Garcetti, Philip Rucker, Jill Colvin, Dr. Kavita Patel, James Carville, and Eugene Robinson.

Duration:00:46:04

Day 1,202: On his criticized COVID-19 response, Trump says he's had a lot of things going on

5/6/2020
Trump left the White House for the first time in months traveling to Arizona to tour a face mask factory while not wearing a face mask against the factory's policy, and he sat down for an interview to push back against the criticism against the government's coronavirus response. We discuss that and more with Ashley Parker, Jeremy Bash, Anne Rimoin, Andy Slavitt, Steve Schmidt, and Chef José Andrés.

Duration:00:46:10

Day 1,201: Trump blames China as new forecast puts U.S. deaths at 135,000 by August

5/5/2020
As new government documents and forecasts point to a higher coronavirus death toll, Trump is seeking to shift the blame to China as some states begin to open up across the country. We discuss that and more with Kimberly Atkins, Robert Costa, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Mayor Francis Suarez, Dr. Keren Landman, David Plouffe, and Walter Isaacson.

Duration:00:44:52

Day 1,198: Trump says U.S. coronavirus deaths will 'hopefully' stay under 100,000

5/2/2020
Trump one said he hoped COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. would remain under 60,000. But as the death toll nears 65,000, he has revised that number up as his administration's response continues to be scrutinized. Plus, Joe Biden responds to the allegation of past sexual assault made against him. We discuss that and more with Susan Page, Jill Colvin, Dr. Michael Osterholm, Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR), Donna Edwards, Christopher Dickey, and Richard Engel.

Duration:00:44:20

Day 1,197: With 68,000+ dead, Trump calls U.S. govt. response 'spectacular'

5/1/2020
The president says the government has done a 'spectacular job' responding to the coronavirus outbreak as the death toll in America keeps climbing as states take the lead on how to respond. Plus, how soon until we see a vaccine for COVID-19? Ashley Parker, Robert Costa, Ron Klain, Dr. Vin Gupta, Mayor Steven Fulop, Howell Raines, Eugene Robinson, and John Heilemann all join.

Duration:00:45:27

Day 1,196: Trump wrongly suggests virus will 'just go away' as U.S. deaths top 60,000

4/30/2020
The president is now saying he thinks the coronavirus will just go away as the number of confirmed U.S. cases tops 1,300,000. Plus, the White House is predicting a swift economic restart despite experts forecasting a very slow return to normal. And Trump is reportedly angry over new internal polls that show him losing to Joe Biden. We discuss that and more with Peter Baker, Jill Colvin, Stephanie Ruhle, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Anne Rimoin, and Jonathan Lemire.

Duration:00:44:50