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Politics Podcast: Cognitive Dissonance On Night 2 Of The RNC

On the second night of the 2020 Republican National Convention, the party’s speakers were softer on issues like immigration than President Trump’s record would suggest. The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast crew discusses why the GOP might want to play it both ways.

Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter.

Perry Bacon Jr. is a senior writer for FiveThirtyEight.

Sarah Frostenson is FiveThirtyEight’s politics editor.

Nathaniel Rakich is an elections analyst at FiveThirtyEight.