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05/19/2017: TGIF

President Trump arrives for a press conference in the East Room of the White House. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

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Honestly, what’s there to say at this point? There was even more news related to President Trump, Russia and ousted FBI Director James Comey this afternoon, to cap off a relentless week of compounding scoops and scandals. We’ll do our best to figure out the economic effects of it all during the Weekly Wrap. Then: Trump was on his way to Saudi Arabia this week, the first stop in a nine-day trip abroad. He’ll be bringing with him a $100 billion deal with the Saudis to buy American planes, ships and munitions, and they’re not the only ones. We’ll talk about the delicate balance between arms deals and diplomacy. Plus: Uber for trucks and the lay of the land for this summer’s movie season with The New York Times’ Wesley Morris.

Segments From this episode

PETA takes its fight to other animal entertainment

by Adriene Hill May 19, 2017
The campaign against Ringling Bros. is over. Now activists have more energy to take on Hollywood.

Same old action movies and sequels at the box office this summer

by Kai Ryssdal May 19, 2017
We're in 'tent pole city now' says New York Times culture critic Wesley Morris.
Weekly Wrap

Weekly Wrap: What will happen to Trump's economic agenda?

by Kai Ryssdal May 19, 2017
Rachel Abrams of the New York Times and Sudeep Reddy of Politico join us to discuss the week’s business and economic news. This week, they talk about how the latest revelations from the White House will affect Donald Trump’s economic agenda ahead of his trip to Saudi Arabia. Plus, with the controversies surrounding Trump and former […]
Shelf Life

The long tradition of being bored at work

by Bridget Bodnar May 19, 2017
Sometimes, you just have to get through it, says Mary Mann, author of "Yawn: Adventures in Boredom."

The U.S.'s delicate balance between arms deals and diplomacy

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer May 19, 2017
President Trump is headed to Saudi Arabia, the first stop on his first foreign trip as president. The Saudis buy a lot of weapons from the U.S., and more arms deals could be announced this weekend. The U.S. keeps careful tabs on who buys American-made weapons and what they buy. There is sometimes a delicate […]

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