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In the forty-seventh episode of GREAT PODVERSATIONS, author Maggie Haberman discusses her book, Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America, with CNN Host and Senior Legal Analyst, Laura Coates.
Maggie Haberman joined The New York Times in 2015 and was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for reporting on Donald Trump’s advisers and their connections to Russia. She has twice been a member of a team that was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, in 2021 for reporting on the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus, and in 2022 for coverage related to the January 6, 2021 riot at the Capitol. Before joining The New York Times as a campaign correspondent, she worked as a political reporter at Politico, from 2010 to 2015. She previously worked at The New York Post and The New York Daily News.
Laura Coates is a CNN Host and Senior Legal Analyst who specializes in the intersection of civil rights and criminal prosecution. A former federal prosecutor, Coates served as Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, as well as a Trial Attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice during the Bush and Obama administrations. As a civil rights attorney, she traveled throughout the United States supervising local and national elections and led investigations into allegations of unconstitutional voting practices. She is the bestselling author of Just Pursuit: A Black Prosecutor’s Fight for Fairness.
Confidence Man is a meticulously researched book, based on hundreds of interviews. Haberman reveals in full a deep understanding of the 45th president, and of what the Trump phenomenon means. Confidence Man is the definitive account of one of the most norms-shattering and consequential eras in American political history.
Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America by Maggie Haberman
Just Pursuit: A Black Prosecutor’s Fight for Fairness by Laura Coates
Original air date: 2/24/2023
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