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1/ New episode with @Marketplace’s #UncertainHour podcast:

30 years ago, President George H.W. Bush used a bag of crack to make a startling point – and get millions of dollars to fight the war on drugs.

Thing is, the whole event was based on a setup.…
2/ In a nationally televised speech in 1989, Bush said that the issue of drugs was "so important, so threatening, that it warranted talking directly with you, the American people.”
3/ Less than two minutes into his speech, he reached under his desk and pulled out a bag of crack cocaine. @kristianiaclark explains what happened next:
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