President Donald Trump recently banned critical race theory trainings for US government employees and for federal contractors. Supporters for the program say they teach racial tolerance, but Trump said they are indoctrination programs that spread divisive and harmful ideologies on gender and race. To learn more about these programs we’ve invited to speak with us Jarret Stepman, a Daily Signal columnist and the author of “The War on History: The Conspiracy to Rewrite America’s Past.”
Meanwhile, Chinese leader Xi Jinping sent out an alert on October 13, telling the country’s Marines to “prepare for war.” According to Taiwan News, which cited a Chinese military publication, Xi was conducting an inspection of the People’s Liberation Army Navy-Marine Corps base in Chaozhou city, on China’s southeast coast. Xi told the troops they “must focus your minds and energy on preparing for war and maintain a high state of alert.
And, there are now rumors circulating over the state of Xi Jinping’s health. During a speech on October 14, marking the 40th anniversary of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, Xi coughed several times, and also paused many times. After the video was published in a live broadcast, the state-run CCTV news station deleted the video.
These stories and more in this episode of Crossroads.
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