It is with an unlikely mix of discipline, deliberation, personal integrity, a love of law and strong political ideals that President Obama has crafted “The Lethal Presidency,” award-winning journalist Tom Junod writes in Esquire magazine.

Junod appeared on RT’s “The Alyona Show” to discuss his essay, which is written as a personal address to the president.

— Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

The Alyona Show:

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