Following this weekend’s Neo-Nazi protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, Dr. Christina Greer, associate professor of political science at Fordham University, told us that the violent events are a direct side effect of the toxic political environment encouraged by President Donald Trump. Dr. Greer spoke with us about the president who she calls the “boy king” and the Republicans in Congress who have enabled him to this point. She also addressed some local issues, like why she believes Nicole Malliotakis doesn’t have the leadership capabilities to serve as mayor, and her secret solution to getting Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio to work together.
This conversation was recorded before President Trump specifically condemned white supremacists on Monday, 2 days after condemning the violence on “many sides.”