Trump lost! What now?

Trump lost! What now?

The post-US election podcast from ITV News. Every week, Political Correspondent Daniel Hewitt, Correspondent Robert Moore in Washington and former White House insider Laura Schwartz - along with some extra special guests - bring you analysis and reporting of Donald Trump's last days in office and the transition to the Joe Biden presidency.


March 4, 2021 32 min
“Who knows? I may even decide to beat them for a third time.”

Fresh from flying down to Florida, US Correspondent Emma Murphy reflects from LA with Robert Moore in Washington and host Daniel Hewitt in London on the key extracts from Donald Trump's big speech in Orlando.

Robert explains why the Sunshine State address at the CPAC conference has left the Republicans in a state of deep freeze, while Emma shares some remarkable statem...
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“Could she run in 2024? Could they go for that absolute catnip … one of them back in the White House and the first woman to boot.”

Emma Murphy lays out a compelling case for Ivanka Trump winning the family battle to follow in her father’s footsteps are run for the presidency - but is one of her brothers the more likely heir apparent?

Robert Moore and Laura Schwartz join that debate as Daniel Hewitt and the team react to the clear...
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“Donald Trump now is a contender.”

Robert Moore says the former president is a challenger for power once more as Daniel Hewitt dials America to get the expert reaction to the historic second Senate acquittal.

Emma Murphy runs the team through the standout final trial moments worthy of a TV melodrama before she, Robert and former White House insider Laura Schwartz evaluate the fallout.

So what now for Trump, the Republican Party ...
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"Most lawyers have deserted him and I think that explains the desperately poor calibre of his current legal team."

With Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial well underway, Robert Moore gives insight from Florida on why the former president will have been so enraged while watching on TV.

Meanwhile, Emma Murphy updates Daniel Hewitt and the team on the standout moments so far from the trial - before getting a proper Trum...
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"Nobody could quite understand how he had this lavish lifestyle, two lavish wives, was throwing these big parties... it was high rolling in a high society world."

US Correspondent Emma Murphy explains to Daniel Hewitt why a disgraced playboy politician from more than a century ago may prove critical to the impeachment trial against Donald Trump.

In this Senate trial preview, Robert Moore outlines the cases set to be argued fo...
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“We suddenly found the city surrounded by 25,000 National Guardsmen, razor wire, military checkpoints everyone barking orders at us. And I texted Emma to say: welcome to Washington, you must have arrived!”

There’s a new president in the White House and a new member of our podcast team as the esteemed Emma Murphy aptly takes up the new role of US Correspondent following years of reporting on the frontlines of global conflicts.

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"Some of the rioters I watched two weeks ago were using the scaffolding on which he was standing to get over the top of the police and storm the Capitol...."

After witnessing a calmer yet still historic day in Washington, Robert Moore analyses whether Joe Biden struck the right tone to unite the deeply divided states of America freshly rocked by the Capitol rioting.

In this Inauguration Special, he and Laura Schwartz give Dan...
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"This city is like the Green Zone in Baghdad. It's ominous here, it's eerie, it's disturbing, unsettling... It feels different from any other Inauguration."

Robert Moore previews the challenge facing Joe Biden as the president-elect prepares to be sworn into office in a heavily-guarded Washington, DC still reeling from the recent US Capitol siege by Donald Trump's supporters.

After guiding you through a whistl...
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"I thought it was a hostage video. I mean the guy was sitting there reading word for word what was on the teleprompter..."

Having guided Bill Clinton through an impeachment, Laura Schwartz offers an expert voice on why Donald Trump struck a different tone in a televised statement a week on from the US Capitol riots.

After his central role in reporting those notorious events, Robert Moore shares his analysis on what the impend...
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"They are not anarchists. They're not - in their view - trying to tear down the Republic. They're trying to save it... It was the logical conclusion of where the Trump movement has been going for several years."

Having been the only reporter on the frontline of the most shocking political unrest in modern US history, Robert Moore now analyses the uprising that ITV News cameras brought to the world.

He is joined by his...
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"If you think back just a few months ago... we wondered if his presidency would end in a presidential death."

In this special festive bonus edition, Robert Moore, Laura Schwartz and Fred Dimbleby share their reflections on a US election year like no other with host Daniel Hewitt.

The Trump Lost! What Now? team all pick out their moments of 2020, share their suggestions for films to watch and books to read over the holidays an...
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“The Republican Party in other words - however reluctantly - has just now emerged into the daylight.”

Robert Moore reacts to a decisive moment in the 2020 US election as one of Donald Trump's key allies wrecks his hopes of overturning the result - within 24 hours of electors officially upholding Joe Biden's victory.

Robert and Laura Schwartz give Daniel Hewitt their expert verdicts on what Trump will do now, while analysing...
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"He found himself lying on the floor of a hotel room unable to move his legs and he had no idea how he got there."

Joe Biden biographer Evan Osnos of The New Yorker shares his subject's remarkable near-death experience as he gives Daniel Hewitt his expert analysis on the next president of the United States.

That is assuming Donald Trump's last ditch legal challenges can't change the course of history.

Robert Moore...
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"Where do you start to analyse a statement like that?"

Robert Moore reacts to an extraordinary statement from the White House as Donald Trump doubles down on his discredited claims of election fraud - hours after being warned he'll have blood on his hands if his supporters' death threats to election officials are carried out.

Former White House insider Laura Schwartz also gives Daniel Hewitt her expert analysis on the...
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"I don't think we need to give the guy a trophy for doing his job."

After a defining couple of tweets, Laura Schwartz and Robert Moore analyse what finally convinced Donald Trump to give the green light for a White House transition of power to Joe Biden to begin three weeks after the election.

Daniel Hewitt meanwhile welcomes back Republican pollster Jon McHenry to give an insight into why the opinion polls once again ser...
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"If Donald Trump isn't relevant, Donald Trump believes he has no purpose."

Laura Schwartz explains why the paranoid president reminds her of a classic Humphrey Bogart character as she and Robert Moore analyse how far down the rabbit hole the defeated but still defiant US commander in chief has journeyed.

With the transition process already disrupted, Daniel Hewitt looks ahead to the other challenges of the Joe Biden presi...
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“Even though we’re kind of ridiculing these legal challenges, we shouldn’t rule out the possibility - certainly Democrats aren't - that Donald Trump is yet to play his final card.”

Robert Moore tells Daniel Hewitt why Team Trump's legal challenge is all politics as the outgoing president continues to deny what most of the world has recognised, while former White House insider Laura Schwartz explains why Republicans are reluc...
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November 8, 2020 46 min
"The train has left the station."

Donald Trump may be desperate to deny it, but the world has accepted Joe Biden as the winner in the US presidential election.

So what now? That's the key question that Daniel Hewitt puts to Robert Moore and Laura Schwartz as we turn focus to the last days of the Trump presidency and the start of a Biden era in the White House on January 20th's Inauguration Day.

Can Biden unite America?...
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"It did cross a red line that has taken American politics into a new space."

Robert Moore and Laura Schwartz react to Donald Trump's remarkable public statements as Daniel Hewitt chairs a Friday night summary of a crazy few days in an America still waiting on an election result.

With Joe Biden all-but ready to become the president-elect at the time of recording, the team analyse all the key talking points, including whet...
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"This is a fraud on the American public ... frankly, we did win this election."

After an election night of relatively low drama, Donald Trump lit off a firework at the heart of the political establishment, declaring victory and claiming only fraud has denied him so far.

In this election night reaction special, Robert Moore and Laura Schwartz respond to Trump's disputed claims and analyse all the key events of the night an...
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