This week on Washington Week: Race, rhetoric, and identity politics
One day after distancing himself from "send her back" chants at a campaign rally, President Donald Trump called his supporters "people that love our country." The president's racially-charged attacks against four new Democratic members of Congress -- Reps. Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ayanna Pressley -- has raised concerns among some White House officials and congressional Republicans who believe the message embraced by the rally-goers could hurt their party in 2020.
The Democrat-controlled House passed a symbolic resolution to denounce Mr. Trump's recent Twitter tirade formally but blocked a separate measure that called for his impeachment.
Aides to the president say his sharp rhetoric is part of his 2020 re-election strategy to paint Democrats as extreme and unacceptable to voters.
Where does the debate over race and politics go from here? Robert Costa will get answers and analysis from: