November 30, 2020
Episode 87

The Madman Theory with Jim Sciutto

As the Trump presidency winds to its chaotic end, we examine Trump’s approach to the world stage with our guest Jim Sciutto. Jim is an Emmy-award wining journalist, Senior National Security Correspondent for CNN, a former diplomatic Chief of Staff during the Obama Administration, and the author of the new book The Madman Theory: Trump Takes on the World.

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Sources for audio clips

Intro
Sciutto: Trump joked as the market went down the tubes - CNN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6-bvYNFdUA
President Donald Trump: Calling it the 'Chinese virus' is not racist at all, it comes from China https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl78PQGJpiI
He wrote me beautiful letters and we fell in love': Donald Trump on Kim Jong-un - Guardian News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV6mVmAVQU4
Trump's Odd Call With New BFF Rodrigo Duterte - The Late Show with Stephen Colbert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9yBp6bjXeY
President Trump drags Angela Merkel into his wiretapping claims - CBS Evening News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4-bNHDGHHE
Nixon
Nixon with no expletives deleted - CNN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MacmN1EtIPQ
Trump Intelligence Briefings
Ex-intel official explains what it's like to brief Trump - CNN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu3Fum2ozwI&t=18s
Bill O'Reilly and Trump on Putin
Bill O'Reilly interviews President Donald Trump before Super Bowl LI | FOX SPORTS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74DAI2hr9Kk
McConnell Standing Behind Trump
The American way': Mitch McConnell defends Trump threat to challenge election results - Guardian News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRtY4S8OdwY
Trump and China
Trump escalates US-China conflict with new sanctions, measures Al-Jazeera English https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_PZNcr76zI
Trump Helsinki
Helsinki Summit: President Trump Backs Vladimir Putin On Election Interference | NBC Nightly News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBtsNNXjBPw
Trump Abandons Kurds
‘They’re not angels’: Trump defends decision to abandon the Kurds - ABC News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8feryCxoI8
Outro
We're Done With Trump's chaos, tweets, irresponsibility', Biden's final pitch to voters - The Sun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmzZVAz7vmg

Show Credits

Host: Alyssa Milano
Executive Producer: Alyssa Milano
Associate Producer: Ben Jackson
Editing and Sound Production: Natasha Jacobs
Music by: Josh Cooke & Eleisha Eagle