The Great Influencers: Washington DC

Washington DC as a center of influence was the topic of this panel, but taking place six weeks after the innauguration of the new President, the conversation centered around President Trump as a center of influence. Moderator Steve Clemons, editor at large for The Atlantic led the discussion with Bloomberg News chief political columnist, Margaret Carlson, and NBC/MSNBC News political analyst, Elise Jordan. These members of the press and DC insiders shared insights regarding what the future may hold, the unorthodox style of the new president, and the pros and cons of his agenda, as well as the oversight function of Congress as an independent and equal branch of government and the role of the press.