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Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson: Robert Costa

Recorded on December 8, 2016

Robert Costa, an American journalist who writes for the Washington Post, joins Peter Robinson to discuss his insights into President-elect Donald Trump after covering him for the past several years. Costa discusses Trump’s mentality on running for president in 2011 compared with 2016, when he made a more serious effort. Costa explains how Trump, an Ivy League billionaire, is able to connect with blue-collar voters in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan based on his experience on The Apprentice. Costa analyzes the workings of Trump’s inner circle, including Jared Kushner, Reince Priebus, and Steve Bannon, and Trump’s cabinet picks. Finally, Peter Robinson and Robert Costa discuss  change between the presidency and the fourth estate with Trump’s election.

Peter Robinson — Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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