PBS NewsHour

Ta-Nehisi Coates on Obama’s legacy, Trump’s norm breaking

Clip: 10/12/2017 | 6m 58s Video has closed captioning.

In “We Were Eight Years in Power,” Ta-Nehisi Coates calls President Trump the “first white president” for the ways Trump has made the racial identity of former President Obama so central to his politics. Coates joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how the nation is shifting since Trump’s election, and his collection of essays on the Obama years and the political and social divisions it sparked.

Aired: 10/12/17

Rating: NR

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