3 Aug 2020

Beating Donald Trump is ‘most important thing we can do but it is not enough’ – former Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer

Europe Editor and Presenter

Three months tomorrow, America will go to the polls.

And so far almost every opinion poll tells the same story – President Trump is trailing behind his Democratic rival Joe Biden.

As America struggles to cope with the worst coronavirus toll on the planet – and weeks of often violent protests over racial injustice and policing, this year’s presidential elections are being held at a time of unprecedented danger.

We spoke to Dan Pfeiffer, former senior adviser to President Obama and host of Pod Save America, whose new book UnTrumping America is aimed at becoming a playbook to help the Democrats beat Donald Trump.

We began by asking him if Mr Trump is the symptom or cause of  something he opposes.