Ben Rhodes on working for Obama and fearing Russian aggression.

Obama Adviser Ben Rhodes on the Successes and Failures of the Obama Presidency

Obama Adviser Ben Rhodes on the Successes and Failures of the Obama Presidency

Pointed interviews with Isaac Chotiner.
June 22 2017 7:21 AM

I Have to Ask: The Ben Rhodes Edition

The Obama foreign policy adviser on evaluating Obama’s eight years in office and understanding Trump’s pettiness.

Ben Rhodes
Ben Rhodes

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters.

Ben Rhodes is a former speechwriter and foreign policy adviser to President Barack Obama. He sat down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss the threat Russia poses to American democracy, why Trump’s advisers can’t control him, and the biggest successes and disappointments of the Obama presidency.

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