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Sunday 23 June 2019

the president

One-man show

Michael Wolff, chronicler of Trump, and Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to Obama, tell us about two very different commanders-in-chief

By Matthew D’Ancona

ListenIn: One-man show (24:45)

How does the White House really work?

This week, we held two fascinating ThinkIns about two very different US presidencies – with two speakers who took us into the engine room of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Valerie Jarrett was the up-at-5am senior adviser at Barack Obama’s side for every day of his two terms. Michael Wolff is the author who got a close-up view of the utterly contrasting style of Donald Trump.

How does a Trump administration propelled by chaos compare with the professorial method of Obama?

And what are the limits of presidential power?

Finally, the 2020 question: as Trump launches his official campaign for re-election, can he win again?

Narrated by Matthew d’Ancona, Produced by Lindsay Riley

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