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Latest update : 2018-10-22

The Nativist: Trump warns of migrant 'emergency' ahead of midterms

Will Donald Trump defy the odds again like in 2016 when the polls got it oh so wrong? Two weeks ahead of the US midterm elections, the president has honed a simple narrative: that foreigners - and sometimes feminists - are coming to get you.

Trump is changing the conversation with accusations that the Democrats are egging on the latest migrant caravan that's heading north from Central America. The US president is threatening to send troops to the Mexican border. We'll examine the root causes and the timing of this crisis. Then there's the energizing of Trump's base after the recent confirmation hearings for his new Supreme Court Justice. Brett Kavanaugh's defence against sexual violence may have appalled domestic abuse victims but it galvanized those won over by the "witch hunt" argument.

Democrats have outspent Republicans and seem more motivated to vote. But historically, turnout is low in midterm elections. The most motivated are the ones who will go out and vote. Will the president's nativist appeal bring enough of his hardcore base to the polls?

Produced by Michele BARBERO, Jimena MORALES-VELASCO and James VASINA

By François PICARD

Our guests

John Zogby

Founder, Zogby Analytics

Antonio Arellano

Communications Director, Jolt Texas

James Cohen

Professor of American Studies, Sorbonne Nouvelle University

Jai Chabria

Republican Strategist



2018-11-20 Debate

The fall of Carlos Ghosn: Japanese accuse Renault-Nissan boss of tax fraud

It's a fall from grace as brutal as is it is sudden. Carlos Ghosn, the all-powerful boss of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, arrested as he got off his private jet in Tokyo on...

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2018-11-19 Debate

Road rage: French 'yellow vests' movement protests fuel prices

A wave of protests is sweeping France and yes, you might quip: "What else is new?" This, after all, is a nation that prides itself on its long history of erecting barricades and...

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2018-11-15 Debate

Brexit revolt: Can Theresa May weather the storm?

It's stormy weather across the Channel. Just 48 hours after news first dropped of a draft Brexit agreement, hard Brexiteers are getting in formation with four cabinet members...

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2018-11-14 Debate

The hard sell: Will Theresa May's Brexit plan fly?

It's crunch time at 10 Downing Street as Theresa May pitches a draft Brexit agreement to her own cabinet. Will it fly? The UK, Ireland and the whole continent are holding their...

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2018-11-13 Debate

Back from the brink? Gaza shootout triggers worst fighting since 2014

Cynics call it "cutting the grass". Periodically, Israel wages war with the Gaza Strip to curb cross-border attacks and destroy smugglers' tunnels. So how did the two sides once...

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