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Saturday, February 3 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
All the Presidents’ Men

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What is it like to be in the inner circle of the President of the United States? What’s it like to put words in his mouth, or to speak for him, fielding questions from an aggressive Washington press corps during stressful times? And having done those things, what is it like now, to look at the chaos and crossed wires within the Trump administration? We’ll hear from the guy who helped create President Obama’s unforgettable “anger translator” skit at the White House Correspondents Dinner, and a speechwriter and a press secretary who both worked for President George W. Bush.
Crosscut and KCTS 9 Executive Editor Greg Hanscom talks with speechwriter and humorist David Litt, Atlantic editor and nationally respected conservative commentator David Frum, and Seattle University Vice President of Communications Scott McClellan.

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Greg Hanscom (Moderator)

Greg Hanscom is the Executive Editor of Crosscut and KCTS 9. 
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David Frum

David Frum is a Senior Editor at The Atlantic and a former speechwriter for George W. Bush. He is the author of "Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic" (HarperCollins). 
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David Litt

David Litt is the author of the New York Times bestseller THANKS, OBAMA: My Hopey, Changey White House Years. He entered the White House in 2011 and left in 2016 as a special assistant to the president and senior presidential speechwriter. Described as the “comic muse for the p... Read More →
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Scott McClellan

Scott McClellan is Vice President for Communications at Seattle University, a position he has held since September 2012. From 2003 to 2006, he served as White House Press Secretary.Scott’s 2008 memoir, What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Dec... Read More →


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