Image - Donald Trump and Peter Baker and Susan Glasser

Past Event

Peter Baker and Susan Glasser: The Donald Trump White House Years

From its chaotic beginning to the violent finale, the Trump presidency was filled with moments ranging from the unthinkable to the deadly serious. That has continued until these past several weeks, and the man at the center of all of this could announce he is running for president again. That makes understanding his presidency even more important today.

Veteran journalists Peter Baker and Susan Glasser chart the ambitious and lasting history of the Trump presidency, drawing on unprecedented access to key players from President Trump himself to cabinet officers, military generals, and more. Based on these exclusive interviews, Baker and Glasser reveal moments both tense and comical, from how close the United States got to nuclear war with North Korea to whether Trump asked Japan’s prime minister to nominate him for a Nobel Prize. They also explore the moral choices confronting those around Trump—how they justified working for him and where they drew their lines.

Join us as Peter Baker and Susan Glasser return to the Club to discuss Donald Trump's presidency and what a second term could mean for the country. 

Notes

Baker and Glasser photography by Doug Mills.

September 20, 2022

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

Speakers
Image - Peter Baker

Peter Baker

Chief White House Correspondent, The New York Times; Co-author, The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021; Twitter @peterbakernyt

Image - Susan Glasser

Susan Glasser

Staff Writer, The New Yorker; Co-author, The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021; Twitter @sbg1

Image - Adam Lashinsky

In Conversation with Adam Lashinsky

 Journalist; Author; Twitter @adamlashinsky

Format

12 p.m. doors open & check-in
12:30 p.m. program
1:30 p.m. book signing
(all times PDT)

COST

In-person:
$15 members
$25 nonmembers
$47 members with a book
$57 nonmembers with a book
Online:
$5 members
$10 nonmembers
$32 members or nonmembers with a book