After the Indiana primary, Bernie Sanders got a surprise win, and the Drumpf is now the Republicans’ presumptive nominee. Amy and Juan speak with Tom Robbins, investigative journalist in residence at the CUNY Journalism School, about both candidates — but especially about Trump’s reputed historic Mob connections.
Here’s part of what Robbins had to say:
You know, I don’t think, Amy, that the media has done a terrible job in covering these stories. There have been quite a few of them, actually. The problem that’s come is that no one has really compelled Trump to answer the questions, you know, in that he gets away with simply saying things like, “Well, I never heard of that guy,” or, “I wouldn’t know him.” No one ever—he’s never been forced to sit down in a chair and really answer the kind of questions that he would have to presumably do as the Republican nominee. And I think that will really be a telling point for the American media, is like, OK, we know all this stuff about him—and, look, he’s a gold mine of these kinds of stories. We’re only talking—we’re just scratching the surface here, the ones I just mentioned. There’s a lot more. This has been a deal maker in New York and across the world for 40 years. He’s come up against some incredibly shady characters. So now the question is: Will people get him to actually answer questions and try to get down below the level? So far, none of these stories, I think, have scratched the surface. The reason that he can win a state like Indiana is because nobody thinks badly of him.
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