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Author traces the ‘gutting of the civil service’ under Trump

Clip: 10/09/2018 | 7m 18s

Bestselling author Michael Lewis says the idea that civil servants are “lazy or stupid or dead weight on the society is...the most sinister idea alive in this country right now." In his new book, “The Fifth Risk,” Lewis examines how the Trump administration has been staffing the federal government, and its “ignorance of the mission.” Lewis sits down with William Brangham for a conversation.

Aired: 10/09/18

Rating: NR

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