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Donald Trump’s historic presidency will look unlike any other that’s come before it. From his outsider status in Washington to his family’s continued residence in New York to his complicated business empire, each episode of this podcast will focus on one aspect of Trump’s time in the White House that defies conventions and ask the question, “Can he do that?” Hosted by Allison Michaels and co-hosted each week by a different Post reporter, “Can He Do That?” features original reporting that will illuminate the ways Donald Trump can reshape the presidency and explain what that means for people in the United States and the rest of the world.

Donald Trump’s historic presidency will look unlike any other that’s come before it. From his outsider status in Washington to his family’s continued residence in New York to his complicated business empire, each episode of this podcast will focus on one aspect of Trump’s time in the White House that defies conventions and ask the question, “Can he do that?” Hosted by Allison Michaels and co-hosted each week by a different Post reporter, “Can He Do That?” features original reporting that will illuminate the ways Donald Trump can reshape the presidency and explain what that means for people in the United States and the rest of the world.
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Donald Trump’s historic presidency will look unlike any other that’s come before it. From his outsider status in Washington to his family’s continued residence in New York to his complicated business empire, each episode of this podcast will focus on one aspect of Trump’s time in the White House that defies conventions and ask the question, “Can he do that?” Hosted by Allison Michaels and co-hosted each week by a different Post reporter, “Can He Do That?” features original reporting that will illuminate the ways Donald Trump can reshape the presidency and explain what that means for people in the United States and the rest of the world.

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English


Episodes

President Trump says we are “absolutely, totally prepared” for Hurricane Florence. Are we?

9/14/2018
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Trump called the handling of Hurricane Maria an "unsung success" and falsely said its high death count was generated to make him look bad. As we face Florence, reporter Joel Achenbach adds insight to Trump's claims and the state of our preparedness.

Duration:00:23:47

A harrowing book, an anonymous op-ed and a White House in chaos

9/7/2018
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After a week of revelations about what it's like to work for President Trump, White House bureau chief Philip Rucker offers insight into the state of the administration.

Duration:00:19:36

Exclusive: Phone call between President Trump and Bob Woodward

9/4/2018
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Bob Woodward sought an interview with President Trump as he was writing "Fear," a book about his presidency. Trump called Woodward in early August, after the manuscript had been completed, to say he wanted to participate. This is audio of that call.

Duration:00:13:48

Trump threatened to "take a look" at Google for "rigged" results. Can he do that?

8/31/2018
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Does the administration have power to regulate the information technology companies distribute? Post technology reporter Brian Fung, technology ethicist David Ryan Polgar and law professor Genevieve Lakier explain how far Trump can take his concerns.

Duration:00:24:48

Michael Cohen spent years alongside Trump. What might he know?

8/24/2018
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Trump’s longtime lawyer and friend, who made a plea implicating Trump this week, has connections to the president’s charity and business. Post reporter Rosalind Helderman explains what we've learned from documents made public by Cohen’s plea.

Duration:00:20:14

Michael Cohen implicates Trump. Paul Manafort is found guilty. What happens now?

8/22/2018
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Within a few minutes on Tuesday afternoon, two people close to Trump are declared guilty. This special break-in episode with Post reporter Devlin Barrett breaks down what these major developments mean for the President of the United States.

Duration:00:22:44

Trump is trying to enforce an NDA against Omarosa Manigault Newman. Can he do that?

8/17/2018
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A former White House aide is releasing details from her time in the administration. Trump wants to stop her. White House reporter Joshua Dawsey and watchdog director Danielle Brian explain what happens when a president seeks NDAs for government employees.

Duration:00:22:46

Trump wants to distance himself from Paul Manafort’s trial. Can he do that?

8/10/2018
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The ongoing trial of Trump’s former campaign manager can affect the future of the Mueller investigation. National security reporter Devlin Barrett and former federal prosecutor Robert Mintz explain what the jury’s verdict might mean for the president.

Duration:00:21:05

Trump says that even if there were collusion, there was no crime. Can he do that?

8/4/2018
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What are the legal lines surrounding collusion? Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Carol Leonnig and white-collar defense lawyer Jacob Frenkel analyze the legal and political consequences of President Trump’s latest suggestion that “collusion is not crime.”

Duration:00:17:24

What Trump's rhetoric at his rallies can tell us about his approach towards policy and diplomacy

7/13/2018
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In June, national political correspondent Jenna Johnson and producer Anne Li went to a Trump rally in Duluth, Minn. Johnson has been to dozens of Trump rallies, but this time, she and Li focused on something different - the crowd.

Duration:00:21:20

How to Flip the House: The takeaways for 2018

6/29/2018
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Given what we've learned from the 1994, 2006 and 2010 midterms about how partisanship, divisiveness and polarizing presidents all affect affect both midterm elections and the powers of the presidency, we ask if Democrats can flip the House in 2018.

Duration:00:40:14

How to Flip the House: The secret heist of 2010

6/28/2018
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2010 was the year of the Tea Party, the year of backlash against Obama, and the year of the biggest shift of power in the House in a century. But it’s also the year that Republicans executed a little-noticed strategy that cemented their place in power.

Duration:01:00:16

How to Flip the House: The 2006 blue wave

6/27/2018
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To understand the identity crisis within the Democratic Party, you could look to the 2006 midterm election … and the story of a junior congressman named Rahm Emanuel, who needed to win 15 seats in the House to restore his party to greatness.

Duration:00:55:10

How to Flip the House: The 1994 Republican revolution

6/26/2018
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Since he was a kid, Bill Paxon was a diehard Republican – a nerdy Nixon fanboy who watched House Republicans lose midterm elections for decades. Then, he became a member of Congress. And he was finally in a position to help them get the 42 seats they need

Duration:00:57:23

How to Flip the House: A prologue on why midterm elections matter

6/25/2018
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In the last 60 years, the House of Representatives has changed political control just three times: in 1994, 2006, and 2010. What do those midterms tell us about what it takes to flip the House? And about why midterm elections matter?

Duration:00:07:49

A week of mixed messaging on border separations

6/22/2018
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Post reporter Mary Jordan helps us look back at a week of conflicting statements and rapid reversals amid an outcry over immigration policy and border separations.

Duration:00:19:30

The DOJ report on Comey: What you should know

6/15/2018
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Post reporter Devlin Barrett joins us for a special episode to talk about the Justice Department inspector general's report on the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

Duration:00:21:47

'A meet-and-greet-plus': What to expect from Trump's sit-down with Kim Jong Un

6/9/2018
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Trump is set to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on Tuesday. How will the president navigate the high-stakes negotiations?

Duration:00:31:54

The Tale of the 'Trump Triers'

5/26/2018
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Will tried-and-true Democrats in the Midwest who voted for Trump in 2016 continue supporting the president? And what do their evolving views say about the rest of the country?

Duration:00:25:26

What to expect in Year Two of the Mueller investigation

5/19/2018
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One year into the Mueller investigation, we ask: What happens next? And what if President Trump is right, and this all turns out to be nothing?

Duration:00:30:26