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The Former MAGA Soldier Who Skipped the War

While his ex-comrades were revving up, he was rebuilding his life.

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Episode Notes

Virginia Heffernan talks to former Trump troll David Weissman about his experiences overcoming trauma as a war veteran, his relationship with white supremacist personality Baked Alaska, the right-wing calls for civil war, the different factions of MAGA, and what’s going on in the minds of the insurgents.

Podcast production by Melissa Kaplan. Engineering help from Richard Stanislaw.

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A podcast from Slate chronicling Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency and his current administration. Journalists Virginia Heffernan and León Krauze talk to reporters, historians, psychiatrists, and other experts to help explain who this man is and why this is happening, right now, in the United States of America.

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