Trumped [world Service]

A weekly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the new Trump White House.

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20170414

A weekly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the new Trump White House.

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

20170421

A weekly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the new Trump White House.

20170421

A weekly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the new Trump White House.

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

20170512

A weekly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the new Trump White House.

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

20170526

A weekly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the new Trump White House.

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

20170721

A weekly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the new Trump White House.

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

20170818

A weekly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the new Trump White House.

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

20171117

A weekly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the new Trump White House.

The BBC's Anthony Zurcher and his guests discuss Roy Moore, the controversial Republican candidate in a forthcoming Alabama election - and the dilemma it is posing for Republicans win in Washington. Also, what are the implications of the latest revelations about the role that Wikileaks played in last year’s Presidential election.

20171215

Anthony Zurcher and guests discuss what's happening in US politics, prompted by the President's own words \u2013 his tweets.

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

20171215

Anthony Zurcher and guests discuss what's happening in US politics, prompted by the President's own words – his tweets.

20180406

Anthony Zurcher and guests discuss what's happening in US politics, prompted by the President's own words \u2013 his tweets.

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

20180608

Anthony Zurcher and guests discuss what's happening in US politics, prompted by the President's own words \u2013 his tweets.

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

President Trump has claimed an absolute right to pardon himself as he ratchets up his twitter campaign against the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Anthony Zurcher, the BBC's North America reporter and his guests in Washington DC discuss the president’s tactics in dealing with the investigation – as well as how this week’s trade war talks are going down with the voters.

Anthony Zurcher and guests discuss what's happening in US politics, prompted by the President's own words \u2013 his tweets.

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

03/03/2017 Gmt20170303

A weekly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the new Trump White House.

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China, North Korea And Trade20170407

Foreign affairs are in the spotlight this week with President Trump’s own tweet predicting a ‘difficult’ meeting with China’s President Xi. With trade on the agenda, as well as how to deal with North Korea, all eyes will be on the meeting at Trump’s ‘southern White House’ Mar-a-Largo.

To assess the latest foray into foreign affairs by the president, Anthony Zurcher, BBC North America reporter is joined by Susan Glasser, chief international affairs columnist at Politico, Byron York of the Washington Examiner, and the BBC’s Rob Watson. And there is also plenty to consider in Washington DC itself – including the showdown in Congress over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. And there is more on the “Russia story? – this week, it is a former Obama adviser who is in the spotlight.

China, North Korea and Trade20170407

President Trump's foreign affairs - meeting President Xi Jinping, North Korea and trade

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

Foreign affairs are in the spotlight this week with President Trump’s own tweet predicting a ‘difficult’ meeting with China’s President Xi. With trade on the agenda, as well as how to deal with North Korea, all eyes will be on the meeting at Trump’s ‘southern White House’ Mar-a-Largo.

To assess the latest foray into foreign affairs by the president, Anthony Zurcher, BBC North America reporter is joined by Susan Glasser, chief international affairs columnist at Politico, Byron York of the Washington Examiner, and the BBC’s Rob Watson. And there is also plenty to consider in Washington DC itself – including the showdown in Congress over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. And there is more on the “Russia story” – this week, it is a former Obama adviser who is in the spotlight.

Deciphering the President's Tweets20170317

A weekly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the new Trump White House

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

Following the President’s visit to the grave of Andrew Jackson to mark the former president’s 250th birthday, BBC North America reporter Anthony Zurcher and his guests, Politico’s Susan Glasser, and Elaine Kamarck from the Brookings Institution explore the similarities between Donald Trump and previous presidents, including discussion about the tweet comparing President Obama with Richard Nixon and Watergate. We also explore the financial implications of healthcare reform, optimism about the economy, and the leak of the President’s tax return.

Florida School Shooting And Gun Control20180302

President Trumps reaction to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school shooting

Florida School Shooting and Gun Control20180302

President Trumps reaction to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school shooting

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

Hurrican Irma and Hillary Clinton's Memoirs20170915

President Trump\u2019s on the impact of Hurricane Irma and Hillary Clinton's memoirs

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

President Trump’s attention has been focussed on a natural disaster - what has been happening in Florida following the impact of Hurricane Irma. But in recent days Washington has also been thinking about ‘What Happened’ - Hillary Clinton’s newly released memoir of last year’s election.

Was this what the President had in mind when he tweeted that he finds it fascinating to see people write books ‘and yet they know nothing about me’?

Anthony Zurcher, BBC North America reporter and his guests in Washington explore what the President has been saying, using his own words – his tweets – as a starting point for a conversation about the power of the Presidency. Among Anthony’s guests in the BBC Washington studio will be Joanne Bamberger, author of Love Her Love Her Not – The Hillary Paradox – as Trumped considers the reaction to Hillary Clinton’s book.

President Trump and Congress20170303

Can a more \u2018presidential\u2019 style of address help him achieve his policy objectives?

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

Can a more ‘presidential’ style of address help President Trump achieve the policy objectives he outlined in his first speech to Congress? What is the role of Congress and its relationship to the president?

In the BBC Washington studio, Anthony Zurcher is joined by his regular guest, Susan Glasser, chief international affairs columnist at Politico; and by Debra Saunders, White House correspondent for the Las Vegas Review Journal and a syndicated columnist who caused amusement at a White House press briefing by asking if President Trump would be watching the Oscars.

President Trump in the UK20180713

Anthony Zurcher and guests discuss Mr Trumps reception in the UK and the Nato meeting

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

With President Trump in the UK, Anthony Zurcher and his guests consider the reception Donald Trump receives in London. They also reflect on the Nato meeting earlier in the week, and looks ahead to the forthcoming summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Trumped is a discussion which starts with the presidents own words – in his tweets.

President Trump in the UK20180713

Anthony Zurcher and guests discuss Mr Trumps reception in the UK and the Nato meeting

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

With President Trump in the UK, Anthony Zurcher and his guests consider the reception Donald Trump receives in London. They also reflect on the Nato meeting earlier in the week, and looks ahead to the forthcoming summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Trumped is a discussion which starts with the presidents own words – in his tweets.

Questions and Recriminations20170331

A weekly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the new Trump White House

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

The President has tweeted to his followers ‘not to worry we are in good shape’. However it has been a week of questions and recriminations in Washington after last week’s healthcare defeat. In his tweets the President has re-focussed on jobs and energy, while continuing to point fingers at the Republicans who confounded the healthcare plan.

BBC North America reporter Anthony Zurcher hosts a Friday morning conversation in Washington DC with his guests, chief international columnist for Politico Susan Glasser, and Washington Examiner columnist Byron York. They explore where next for Donald Trump as he seeks to reset his Presidency, and, as the UK officially triggers its exit from Europe, whether Brexit continues to offer encouragement for the White House.

Republican Candidate Roy Moore20171117

The controversial Republican candidate Roy Moore in a forthcoming Alabama election

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

The BBC's Anthony Zurcher and his guests discuss Roy Moore, the controversial Republican candidate in a forthcoming Alabama election - and the dilemma it is posing for Republicans win in Washington. Also, what are the implications of the latest revelations about the role that Wikileaks played in last year’s Presidential election.

Rex Tillerson and Rumours of More Staff Changes20180316

And what the Salisbury poisonings mean for US foreign policy

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

Rex Tillerson and Rumours of More Staff Changes20180316

And what the Salisbury poisonings mean for US foreign policy

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

Anthony Zurcher and his guests in the BBC’s Washington DC studio consider this week’s latest tweets from President Trump – including the firing of secretary of state Rex Tillerson and rumours of more staff changes at the White House. What does it mean for US foreign policy – the proposed summit with North Korea – as well as relations with Russia, in the wake of the Salisbury poisonings. Also - the upset result in the Pennsylvania election saw a weak performance by the Republican candidate who President Trump had supported. What does it mean for the mid-term elections later this year?
Trumped is a regular World Service series which uses the President’s own words, in his tweets, as a starting point for discussion about the Presidency.

Since the Inauguration20170224

President Trump's dramatic first month and his impact on party politics

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

President Trump's dramatic first month and his impact on party politics. If there is one subject dominating conversations around the world its likely to be the Presidency of Donald Trump. Through tweets, executive orders, appointments, press conferences, rallies and pronouncements, we are all experiencing a new way of realising the power of the Presidency.

In this programme we explore the bigger take on what it means for America and the world, and with the help of Washington DC insiders, discuss the new White House.

At the end of each week, Anthony Zurcher in the BBC Washington studio hosts the conversation with Washington DC columnist Susan Glasser and Washington-based strategist Matt Hurtt. Each week, Anthony, Susan and Matt are joined by key guests including BBC correspondents around the world.

The Drama in Congress20170324

Can the president deliver on his campaign promises?

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

This week in Trumped, the drama in Congress for President Trump, starting with the FBI director’s announcement of an investigation into Russia and the election, and continuing with the efforts to pass new healthcare legislation. Anthony Zurcher, the BBC's North America reporter, is joined by Susan Glasser, chief international affairs columnist at Politico and guests to explore the longer term significance of the FBI investigation and what the healthcare struggle says about the President’s ability to deliver on his campaign promises. And we’ll have some top Trump tweets on the way.

At the end of each week Trumped explores the bigger take on what the Trump Presidency means for America and the world. With the help of Washington DC insiders, we will be deciphering the new White House, using the President’s own tweets as a starting point for a weekly conversation at a time when we are all experiencing a new way of realising the power of the Presidency.

The Drama In Congress20170324

This week in Trumped, the drama in Congress for President Trump, starting with the FBI director’s announcement of an investigation into Russia and the election, and continuing with the efforts to pass new healthcare legislation. Anthony Zurcher, the BBC's North America reporter, is joined by Susan Glasser, chief international affairs columnist at Politico and guests to explore the longer term significance of the FBI investigation and what the healthcare struggle says about the President’s ability to deliver on his campaign promises. And we’ll have some top Trump tweets on the way.

At the end of each week Trumped explores the bigger take on what the Trump Presidency means for America and the world. With the help of Washington DC insiders, we will be deciphering the new White House, using the President’s own tweets as a starting point for a weekly conversation at a time when we are all experiencing a new way of realising the power of the Presidency.

The Iran Nuclear Deal and the North Korea Meeting20180511

The impact that such foreign affairs initiatives could have on how Americans will vote

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

As President Trump has withdrawn from the Iran nuclear deal and is preparing for a North Korea meeting, this edition of Trumped discusses the impact that such foreign affairs initiatives could have on how Americans will vote in future.

This week Anthony’s studio guests are Elaine Kamarck from Brookings Institution; Debra Saunders, White House correspondent for the Las Vegas Review Journal; and Adam Gingrich from the Make America Great Again Coalition.

Trumped explores the bigger take on what the Trump Presidency means for America and the world, using the President’s own words, in his tweets, as a starting point for a monthly discussion in Washington DC, hosted by the BBC’s Anthony Zurcher.

The Iran Nuclear Deal And The North Korea Meeting20180511

The impact that such foreign affairs initiatives could have on how Americans will vote

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

As President Trump has withdrawn from the Iran nuclear deal and is preparing for a North Korea meeting, this edition of Trumped discusses the impact that such foreign affairs initiatives could have on how Americans will vote in future.

This week Anthony’s studio guests are Elaine Kamarck from Brookings Institution; Debra Saunders, White House correspondent for the Las Vegas Review Journal; and Adam Gingrich from the Make America Great Again Coalition.

Trumped explores the bigger take on what the Trump Presidency means for America and the world, using the President’s own words, in his tweets, as a starting point for a monthly discussion in Washington DC, hosted by the BBC’s Anthony Zurcher.

Anthony Zurcher and guests discuss what's happening in US politics, prompted by the President's own words \u2013 his tweets.

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

The Right to Pardon and Trade Wars20180608

President Trump has the right to pardon himself against Robert Mueller\u2019s investigation

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

President Trump has claimed an absolute right to pardon himself as he ratchets up his twitter campaign against the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Anthony Zurcher, the BBC's North America reporter and his guests in Washington DC discuss the president’s tactics in dealing with the investigation – as well as how this week’s trade war talks are going down with the voters.

The State of the Union Address20180202

Reaction to Tuesday\u2019s State of the Union address by President Trump

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

The State of the Union Address20180202

Reaction to Tuesday’s State of the Union address by President Trump

The Wiretapping of Trump Tower20170310

Reaction to President Trump's accusations of wiretapping of Trump Tower and travel ban

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

This week, reaction to the controversial accusation that Donald Trump made on Twitter about wiretapping of Trump Tower. A new version of the travel ban executive order has been published - how is it likely to fare compared to the original order which provoked widespreads protests? Plus, after last week’s widely praised Congress speech, the President rejects reports of in-fighting amongst his team - “we are getting along great”. So how are Americans reacting to President Trump and what do the polls tell us about how the public are assessing this initial phase of the presidency?

Anthony Anthony Zurcher is joined in the studio by opinion polling expert Kristen Soltis Anderson, Zaid Jilani from The Intercept, and Professor Jonathan Turley of George Washington University, with the BBC’s Rob Watson in London providing a transatlantic
perspective.

The Wiretapping Of Trump Tower20170310

This week, reaction to the controversial accusation that Donald Trump made on Twitter about wiretapping of Trump Tower. A new version of the travel ban executive order has been published - how is it likely to fare compared to the original order which provoked widespreads protests? Plus, after last week’s widely praised Congress speech, the President rejects reports of in-fighting amongst his team - “we are getting along great? So how are Americans reacting to President Trump and what do the polls tell us about how the public are assessing this initial phase of the presidency?

Anthony Anthony Zurcher is joined in the studio by opinion polling expert Kristen Soltis Anderson, Zaid Jilani from The Intercept, and Professor Jonathan Turley of George Washington University, with the BBC’s Rob Watson in London providing a transatlantic

perspective.

Trumped20170630

A discussion on President Trump's travel ban, Republican election wins and fake news

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

BBC North America correspondent Anthony Zurcher and his guests in the BBC Washington studio explore the implications of court decisions on the President’s travel ban, recent election wins for the Republicans, and the continuing controversies over Fake News. They explore what the Trump Presidency means for America and the world, using the president’s own words, in his tweets, as a starting point for a weekly conversation about the power of the presidency.

Trump's Presidency: Beyond 100 Days20170428

What might we expect from the next 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency?

Trump's Presidency: Beyond 100 Days20170428

What might we expect from the next 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency?

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

As Donald Trump reaches the 100th day of his presidency, we head to Seattle for a different perspective – what might we expect from the next 100 days?

In the early days of the presidency, it was from Seattle that the State of Washington mounted a successful legal challenge against the president’s travel ban executive order. We ask how did the challenge influence the post-inauguration dynamic as well as a broad view of what people in Washington state make of Donald Trump’s first 100 days – including his response to nuclear threats from North Korea.

From the studios of KUOW in Seattle, BBC North America correspondent Anthony Zurcher hosts the weekly conversation with guests including Kate Riley, editorial page editor of the Seattle Times, Amy Radil, KUOW’s politics reporter, as well as regular Trumped guest Susan Glasser, chief international columnist for Politico.

What President Trump is Achieving20171020

President Trump's actions as explained in his tweets

A monthly conversation from Washington DC to decipher the Trump White House.

Anthony Zurcher and his guests in the BBC’s Washington DC studio discuss the president’s actions - as explained in his tweets. Anthony’s guests include Jenna Jones from the Washington Post; Adam Gingrich, president of MAGA Coalition; and Rob Schlesinger, opinion editor at US News and World Report.

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02The Wiretapping Of Trump Tower20170310

This week, reaction to the controversial accusation that Donald Trump made on Twitter about wiretapping of Trump Tower. A new version of the travel ban executive order has been published - how is it likely to fare compared to the original order which provoked widespreads protests? Plus, after last week’s widely praised Congress speech, the President rejects reports of in-fighting amongst his team - “we are getting along great? So how are Americans reacting to President Trump and what do the polls tell us about how the public are assessing this initial phase of the presidency?

Anthony Anthony Zurcher is joined in the studio by opinion polling expert Kristen Soltis Anderson, Zaid Jilani from The Intercept, and Professor Jonathan Turley of George Washington University, with the BBC’s Rob Watson in London providing a transatlantic

perspective.

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04The Drama In Congress20170324

This week in Trumped, the drama in Congress for President Trump, starting with the FBI director’s announcement of an investigation into Russia and the election, and continuing with the efforts to pass new healthcare legislation. Anthony Zurcher, the BBC's North America reporter, is joined by Susan Glasser, chief international affairs columnist at Politico and guests to explore the longer term significance of the FBI investigation and what the healthcare struggle says about the President’s ability to deliver on his campaign promises. And we’ll have some top Trump tweets on the way.

At the end of each week Trumped explores the bigger take on what the Trump Presidency means for America and the world. With the help of Washington DC insiders, we will be deciphering the new White House, using the President’s own tweets as a starting point for a weekly conversation at a time when we are all experiencing a new way of realising the power of the Presidency.

05Questions And Recriminations20170331

The President has tweeted to his followers ‘not to worry we are in good shape’. However it has been a week of questions and recriminations in Washington after last week’s healthcare defeat. In his tweets the President has re-focussed on jobs and energy, while continuing to point fingers at the Republicans who confounded the healthcare plan.

BBC North America reporter Anthony Zurcher hosts a Friday morning conversation in Washington DC with his guests, chief international columnist for Politico Susan Glasser, and Washington Examiner columnist Byron York. They explore where next for Donald Trump as he seeks to reset his Presidency, and, as the UK officially triggers its exit from Europe, whether Brexit continues to offer encouragement for the White House.