Will Trump Win? / Episode 8: How do you debate Donald Trump? (with Boris Johnson and George W Bush’s coach Brett O’Donnell)

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Episode notes

“The question mark really is how do you handle Donald Trump? I’m not sure that I even have the perfect answer.”

If Brett O’Donnell is struggling for debate strategy, then you really have to feel for Team Biden as they prepare their man to take on the president on live TV.

One of the world’s leading presidential debate experts, Brett coached George W. Bush, Mitt Romney and John McCain to impressive debate performances - and most recently coached Boris Johnson before 2019’s televised pre-election showdown with Jeremy Corbyn.

In an exclusive interview, Brett tells Daniel Hewitt exactly why Trump is such a tricky debate opponent and gives his expert advice for both candidates to try to dominate the stage.

In this bumper episode eight, our man in Washington Robert Moore offers his telling expertise - plus analyses how the death of Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will impact the first debate and the election race as a whole.

Plus, former Clinton staffer and John Kerry campaign team member Laura Schwartz shares how the candidates prepare for the debate challenge - and why the mockery of one of the most unusual moments in US debate history changed her life.