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The podcast, not the palace intrigue
When you cover Donald Trump’s White House, people ask you when you are going to write a book. That works if you worked with a large media outlet to which top administration staffers were eager to leak information that makes them look good (or their rivals look bad), but I was like most of the journalists you saw in the James Brady briefing room. I was not there to cover palace intrigues. I was there to cover the Trump White House, the good, the bad and the ugly.
“Covering Trump” also is an explainer about the battle for access in the 49-seat James Brady briefing room, stories about pool sprays gone wrong, and the president’s love-hate relationship with the press. Or should I say, hate-love?
It was a balancing act. That’s the focus of the six episodes my podcast, “Covering Trump” — the story of what it was like to cover the Trump White House, the logistics, the drama, the daily grind and the occasional magic.
I’m linking below to the first episode of the podcast, thanks be to Ricochet. It will answer all the questions you never knew you had about the White House press corps.
I hope you enjoy.
Debra J. Saunders is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Chapman Center for Citizen Leadership. Follow her on Twitter at @DebraJSaunders.