March 2, 2017 GU Politics In The News

Presidential Speechwriters Reflect on Past Addresses


by Gaia Mattiace

The address to the joint session of Congress will be President Donald Trump’s opportunity to extend an olive branch to democrats, according to two former presidential speechwriters speaking at a Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy Institute of Politics and Public Service event yesterday afternoon.

On the eve of Trump’s address, former presidential speechwriters reflected on their time crafting speeches heard by the nation, as well as discussing how Trump could successfully speak to the American people.

Former President Barack Obama’s White House Director of Speechwriting Cody Keenan joined Marc Thiessen, the White House chief speechwriter for former President George W. Bush, at the event in Old North entitled “Channeling the President: A Conversation on Presidential Speechwriting.”

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