I Have to Ask

I Have to Ask: The Josh Barro Edition

The writer and podcast host on why so many Americans forgive Trump’s cruelty.

American political and business journalist Josh Barro
Josh Barro.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by New America/Wikipedia.

Josh Barro is a senior editor at Business Insider, as well as contributor to MSNBC and the host of KCRW’s Left, Right, and Center podcast. In a wide-ranging conversation with Isaac Chotiner, they discuss how Trump uses comedy to sugarcoat his cruelty, how to think about the president’s intelligence, and why centrism has been on such a political losing streak.  

Email: ask@slate.com
Twitter: @IHaveToAskPod

Podcast production by Max Jacobs.