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TN Politics: Trump's Immigration Twist Exposes GOP Candidates

Christopher Blank/ WKNO-FM

On WKNO's state politics recap, analyst Otis Sanford reacts to one of the week's biggest stories: President Trump insisted that Democrats were responsible for the government separating migrant children from their parents when they cross the border. He reversed course on Wednesday, ending the practice without an assist from Congress or Democrats. In Tennessee, Republican candidate for U.S. senate, Marsha Blackburn, echoed Trump early in the week, blaming "liberal judges," and "liberals." Meanwhile, her Democratic rival Phil Bredesen was quick to condemn the practice, but as Sanford says, was cautious about attacking Trump. 

Reporting from the gates of Graceland to the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, Christopher's favorite haunt is the intersection of history and cultural change. He is WKNO's News Director and Senior Producer at the University of Memphis' Institute for Public Service Reporting. Join his conversations about the Memphis arts scene on the WKNO Culture Desk Facebook page.