President Trump is remaking Washington DC and the Republican Party. How does the Trump White House work? Who does the president listen to? How are populist and nationalist forces remaking the Republican Party and all it stands for?
Few journalists are as well-wired in Washington as Axios’ Jonathan Swan, who has scooped some of the biggest stories in US politics in 2017. Swan has published detailed accounts of President Trump’s conduct in the Oval Office, explained bitter disagreements between different ‘tribes’ of advisers in Trump’s White House, and projected an ugly fight for the future of the Republican Party.
In conversation with CEO Simon Jackman, they parsed the shifting political dynamics in the United States. The event examined the state of Washington under President Trump, with an emphasis on divisions between and within the Trump White House and Republican Congress, and the role of Republican-aligned media organisations, political donors and lobby groups.