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Week in Politics: Trump Jr.’s Russian meeting, G20 postmortem and more




President-elect Donald Trump listens during a meeting with technology executives at Trump Tower.
President-elect Donald Trump listens during a meeting with technology executives at Trump Tower.
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President Trump is back from the G20 economic summit, and a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

It was a chance for Trump to further establish the US going its own way, unbeholden to international interests. While many political observers criticize the President’s policies as leading to a more isolated US on the global stage, the White House is touting the summit as showing Trump as an effective international leader. Trump himself tweeted out this montage over the weekend to celebrate his performance at the gathering:

 

Larry and guests Matt Rodriguez and Pete Peterson discuss the President’s showing at the G20, as well as the latest political news.

Guests:

Pete Peterson, dean of the School of Public Policy and senior fellow at The Davenport Institute at Pepperdine University; he tweets @Pete4CA

Matt Rodriguez, Democratic strategist and founder and chief executive officer of Rodriguez Strategies; former senior Obama advisor in 2008; he tweets @RodStrategies