The Daily DC

CNN's Political Director David Chalian lives, breathes, and sleeps politics, so who better to help make sense of the ever-shifting political landscape? Join David and his colleagues as they ask tough questions, provide insight and analysis, and help you separate the political signal from the noise. Every weekday.

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How Good Are Trump's 2020 Odds?

Coronavirus has dominated much of the year so far, so it makes sense that the 2020 referendum on Trump isn't going to be about how well the economy is doing; at least not entirely. Join CNN Senior Writer and Analyst Harry Enten, as he takes us back in time to some of America's most pivotal elections and what we can learn from them. If you have thoughts on this episode, please tell us at


 2020-07-13  5m

A Troubling Number for Trump

A new poll finds that two thirds of American disapprove of President Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Does that number show that the bottom is falling out of the President's re-election bid? CN Political Director David Chalian breaks that down and discusses the President's postponed New Hampshire rally and Joe Biden's economic strategy.


 2020-07-10  4m

John Lewis' Voting Rights Fight is Far From Over

John Lewis has led the fight for voting rights for decades, from Selma to the halls of Congress. But that fight is far from over- and voting rights are facing a new threat in the form of a dangerous pandemic. Join CNN Politics and Culture writer Brandon Tensley to break down what Lewis' legacy means today, as portrayed in the new CNN Film about his life, Good Trouble. 


 2020-07-10  6m

Trump and Fauci Clash Over Wishful Thinking

President Trump seems increasingly at odds with Dr. Fauci over his perilously optimistic attitude over America's fraught handling of coronavirus. CNN Political Director David Chalian delves into the possible ramifications for the Presidents' re-election, and what he should be doing differently. Plus a new SCOTUS ruling on Trump's tax returns, and the RNC convention increasingly up in the air. 


 2020-07-09  5m

Tucker Carlson is Doing Trump's Dirty Work

One of the President's biggest media allies, Fox News' Tucker Carlson is attacking the patriotism of a leading Biden VP candidate, Illinois Senator and double amputee Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down how this benefits President Trump and reflects how he has changed politics.


 2020-07-08  5m

New Trump Book: Family Secrets and Psychoanalysis

In a new book, President Trump's niece, a clinical psychologist, delves into the President's family history and makes devastating claims about his mental state. Join CNN Political Director David Chalian as he breaks down what the book means for the Presidency and the 2020 campaign.


 2020-07-07  5m

Trump's Fourth of July Message: Dividing America

On the weekend the Fourth of July, a moment meant to signify country unity, President Trump continues to deliver divisive speeches aimed at his base. But with 4 months to go, will this path to re-election work? Join CNN Political Director David Chalian to examine Trump's risky re-election play. 


 2020-07-06  5m

The Economy is on the Rise, and So Are Coronavirus Cases

As the economy takes a step towards recovery, President Trump takes a victory lap. But new coronavirus cases are also surging to record setting levels. CNN Political Director David Chalian talks about the calculus behind the president ignoring the worsening Coronavirus crisis.


 2020-07-02  6m

Trump's Congressional Losses

CNN’s Political Director David Chalian breaks down how several far-right  Republicans have recently defeated candidates endorsed by President Trump in Republican Congressional primaries... and how they could impact the future of the party.


 2020-07-01  6m

The Politics of Wearing a Mask

CNN’s Political Director, David Chalian, discusses the politicized debate over masks and whether President Trump will follow key members of his own party and wear a mask publicly.


 2020-06-30  6m