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Are There Any Adults in the Room?

Nayyera Haq is asking the right questions. As a former White House and State Department official in the Obama administration, Haq knows what a functioning government looks like—and knows this isn’t it. In this episode, Haq taps her past life as a government official and joins Daniella and Ed to talk about the Trump administration’s foreign policy ethos (strategic pessimism), the anonymous New York Times op-ed (no big deal), and being a new parent (smelly). She also shares her thoughts on the so-called Department of Swagger and why the 25th Amendment sounds so intriguing.

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Daniella Gibbs Legér is the senior vice president for Communications and Strategy at the Center for American Progress. Ed Chung is the vice president for Criminal Justice Reform at the Center. Kyle Epstein is the senior media coordinator at the Center.