24 episodes

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

Trump lost! What now? ITV News

    • News
    • 4.6 • 22 Ratings

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

    21. How disruptive can paranoid but defiant Trump get?

    21. How disruptive can paranoid but defiant Trump get?

    "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 presidency with special guest Amy Dacey, the former head of the Democratic National Committee, who also outlines the elevated role VP Kamala Harris could play in the administration.

    Plus our resident digital detective Fred Dimbleby returns to explain why Trump supporters are migrating to new platforms, before Laura stuns Daniel with her own deep internet research into his beloved West Bromwich Albion.

    • 45 min
    20. How long can Trump challenge the result and will Biden work with Boris?

    20. How long can Trump challenge the result and will Biden work with Boris?

    “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 reluctant to speak out against the president.

    Special guest Lionel Barber tells Trump Lost! What Now? what he learned about Donald Trump up close in the Oval Office as the former FT editor turned author of The Powerful and the Damned names which of the Trump children he anticipates making a future presidential bid and - staying in the near future - evaluates whether Britain can gain from a Biden presidency.

    That leads the team to discuss whether Britain will genuinely benefit from the change in the White House or whether Boris Johnson's past comments will come back to haunt him, before Daniel rounds off the episode with a big personal announcement; declaring which American football team he has chosen to adopt.

    • 43 min
    19. Trump lost! So what will he do now?

    19. Trump lost! So what will he do now?

    "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? Will Trump accept the result? And what two words might he write in a letter to the incoming 46th president?

    Plus, Fred Dimbleby is on hand to assess the candidates' ultimate digital success and failures, and preview the transition of the White House social media accounts.

    • 46 min
    18. Will Trump concede? And what happens if he doesn't?

    18. Will Trump concede? And what happens if he doesn't?

    "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 whether the courts could decide on Trump's contested claims, why the polls got things so badly wrong and what our podcast should be called now.

    Plus our dedicated commander-in-tweets Fred Dimbleby explains why inauguration day could lead to a social media reckoning for the 45th president.

    • 40 min
    17. Trump's won! Or so he claims... so what now?

    17. Trump's won! Or so he claims... so what now?

    "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 and tell Daniel Hewitt how they think it'll play out over the coming hours and days.

    Fred Dimbleby also joins the team to explain how Twitter has already played an active role in the debate and why another election on the night spells more trouble for America.

    • 26 min
    16. Will Trump shock America on election night? (with Tom Bradby)

    16. Will Trump shock America on election night? (with Tom Bradby)

    So, will Trump win?

    After months of exploring every avenue prompted by the question of the series, Daniel Hewitt, Robert Moore and Laura Schwartz debate one final time whether Donald Trump can pull off the second greatest shock in US politics, four years after the first one.

    In this bumper episode 16, Robert catches up with Tom Bradby to get his view on events as they prepare to guide everyone through Tuesday night into Wednesday morning live on ITV.

    Robert and Laura trade their most memorable election night moments and examine the late push from both candidates.

    Our reporters on the road across America send in their postcards home, plus our digital detective Fred Dimbleby looks at how this election could change Big Tech as the world knows it.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Ricky004 ,

Great first episode

As an American I thought they have done very well do capturing the questions people have around this president and his re-election. I hope they try to cover foreign interference in real time and key others around the world know of it going on.

Rob s., JD, MBA ,

A great start but went horribly off course

It started off seeming objective, which is incredibly welcome these days. At some point a few episodes in, however, they added someone as a regular contributor who doesn’t even pretend to be objective and is just a left wing political hack regurgitating talking points. If a listener wanted this, there are lots of other sources that perspective is being pushed. She has dragged the whole show down with her and since then it has increasingly become unlistenable dreck.

Top Podcasts In News