Philippe Reines on playing Donald Trump for Hillary Clinton’s debate prep.

Living in Donald Trump’s Skin

Living in Donald Trump’s Skin

Getting to know the real Donald Trump.
Sept. 16 2017 6:00 AM

Becoming the Opposition

A longtime Clinton adviser talks about living in Trump’s skin to prepare Hillary for the 2016 presidential debates.


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Josh King talks to Philippe Reines, longtime spokesman for and adviser to Hillary Clinton, about playing Donald Trump in debate prep and his former boss’s book What Happened.

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