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Roundtable: Trump Versus The Media

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens as President Donald Trump speaks durin...

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Above: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the InterContinental Barclay New York hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in New York.

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President Trump lashes out at the media amid new developments in the impeachment inquiry; a new California law will allow college student-athletes to use their image and likeness for paid work; and the San Diego Padres look for a new manager after another losing season.

Aired: October 4, 2019 | Transcript

Roundtable Guests:

Matthew T. Hall, editorial and opinion director, The San Diego Union-Tribune

Matt Hoffman, reporter, KPBS News

Jay Paris, sports writer/author

Impeachment Inquiry

President Donald Trump lashed out at the media this week as the House of Representatives heard new testimony in its impeachment inquiry. At one point, President Trump ended a bilateral news conference with the president of Finland by renewing his claim that CNN and other media outlets are the “enemy of the people.” The impeachment story is a backdrop to the 2020 presidential campaign. One of the leading democratic candidates, Senator Elizabeth Warren, rallied supporters in San Diego Thursday night.

RELATED: New California Poll Shows 3 Democrats In Dead Heat In Presidential Primary

Fair Pay to Play Act

Starting in 2023, student-athletes in California will be allowed to use their name and likeness for paid work, such as endorsement deals. The NCAA strongly opposes the new law, which stands in contrast to its rules on compensation for student-athletes. The law could potentially lead to restrictions on California universities participating in national championship events. It’s all part of the larger debate on whether the current system fairly compensates student-athletes.

RELATED: SDSU Football Players Cheer New Collegiate Pay Law While Expert Warns Of Chaos

Padres Begin Manager Search

For the 13th straight year, the San Diego Padres are sitting at home as the MLB postseason begins. After a strong start, the Padres compiled one of the worst records in the second half of the season. As a result, the search is on for a new manager as Andy Green was fired in September. Ownership is saying publicly 'heads will roll' if the Padres don’t compete for a playoff spot in 2020.

RELATED: Padres Fire Manager Andy Green During Season-Ending Skid

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