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Aug. 24, 2023 AT 2:46 p.m. EDT
Republican presidential candidate Trump holds a campaign rally in Windham
Former U.S. President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Windham, New Hampshire, U.S., August 8, 2023. REUTERS/Reba Saldanha

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Coming up on Washington Week with The Atlantic:

Donald Trump arrested in Georgia, after skipping the first GOP debate: Former President Donald Trump will surrender to authorities at the Fulton County jail on Thursday on felony charges connected to his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in the state.

The Republican frontrunner’s booking in Atlanta came a day after Trump skipped the first Republican presidential debate, opting instead for an interview with former Fox News personality Tucker Carlson.

Though missing from the stage, Trump was at the center of some of the most contentious moments between his rivals. Six of the eight candidates said they would support the former President in the general election, even if he’s a convicted felon. 

Joining guest moderator, Laura Barrón-López, to discuss this and more:

  • Daniella Diaz, Congressional Reporter, POLITICO
  • Domenico Montanaro, Senior Political Editor and Correspondent, NPR
  • Toluse Olorunnipa, White House Bureau Chief, The Washington Post
  • Todd Zwillich, Deputy DC Bureau Chief, Vice News and author of the Breaking the Vote newsletter

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