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President Donald Trump met with the family of slain Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen at the White House on Thursday. They shared their grief and expressed their hopes that the military system that failed their daughter and other women will be improved.

White evangelical Christians are among President Trump’s biggest support base — more than 80 percent voted for him in 2016. Recent polls show that number has been falling.

But spiritual leaders, including Mike Evans, among Trump’s evangelical advisers, say when it comes time to vote, most will remain loyal to the president.

Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with Evans to talk about evangelical voters.

In an extended conversation with NPR's Rachel Martin, Mary Trump said on Wednesday that her grandfather and family patriarch Fred Trump rewarded ruthlessness and dismissed any interests outside of the family real estate business, contributing to what she now views as an unfitness on President Trump's part to hold the office of the White House.

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to supporters who packed Juarez Plaza at La Villita in downtown San Antonio.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Joe Biden is launching his first general-election TV ads in Texas as a growing number of polls show a close presidential race here.

Near downtown Mexico City, Cristian Corte sells tacos and gorditas at a makeshift stand outside a metro stop. He pulls down his thin paper mask, anxious to vent his anger about the Mexican president's upcoming trip to Washington, D.C.

"I want him to tell Trump to stop stepping all over us and to treat everyone as equals," says Corte.

On Friday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador appeared to be talking to Mexicans like Corte, skeptical of his visit on Wednesday and Thursday to the White House.

Two men look on at protestors in San Antonio on May 30.
Kathleen Creedon | Texas Public Radio

This week federal law enforcement officers in riot gear fired rubber bullets and tear gas containers at protesters outside the White House. On the White House grounds President Donald Trump adopted a defiant stance while directing state governors to "dominate the streets" and warning if they didn’t he would deploy the United States Military and "solve the problem for them."


In his latest book David Frum asks: Where will the U.S. stand post-Trump, and what can be done to reconcile the American people and prevent further fracturing of our democracy?


Updated at 10:52 p.m. ET

Facebook is facing an unusually public backlash from its employees over the company's handling of President Trump's inflammatory posts about protests in the police killing of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis.

At least a dozen employees, some in senior positions, have openly condemned Facebook's lack of action on the president's posts and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's defense of that decision. Some employees staged a virtual walkout Monday.

Updated at 9 p.m. ET

President Trump signed an executive order Thursday aimed at limiting the broad legal protections enjoyed by social media companies, two days after he tore into Twitter for fact-checking two of his tweets.

The 2016 election highlighted Donald Trump's successful courtship of white evangelicals. This year, much of the focus could be on Catholics. The presidential campaigns are fighting for votes in the Catholic-rich Midwestern states, and the presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, is himself a Catholic.

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