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How do we deal with President Trump (again)?

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Shockwaves from the Republican primary in New Hampshire are reverberating through the streets of Westminster and across Europe as political leaders come to terms with a new reality – Donald Trump could well be elected US president in November.

Amol and Nick look at why America may turn back to Trump with Megyn Kelly, the US news anchor who had to deal with invoking the ire of the former president – but is now the broadcaster he turns to when he wants to speak to the nation.

They also speak to Jonathan Powell, Tony Blair’s chief of staff during his time in Downing Street, about how to build links with a president who doesn’t share a political philosophy with the incumbent in No 10.

And fellow Today presenter – and host of Americast – Justin Webb drops in to share his prediction for what will happen in the race for the White House.

Plus – Nick remembers his trips to the US with Blair and Gordon Brown, including a time when George Dubya Bush made him go viral – in the days before going viral was a thing.

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The Today Podcast is hosted by Amol Rajan and Nick Robinson, both presenters of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, the UK’s most influential radio news programme. Amol was the BBC’s media editor for six years and is the former editor of the Independent, he’s also the current presenter of University Challenge. Nick has presented the Today programme since 2015, he was the BBC’s political editor for ten years before that and also previously worked as ITV’s political editor.

The senior producer is Tom Smithard, the producer is Hazel Morgan. The editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Louisa Lewis. The executive producer is Owenna Griffiths. Technical production from Dafydd Evans.

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