POLITICO Magazine’s Tim Alberta on Being A Political Reporter Through First Year of Trump


Tim Alberta

This conversation originally aired on Detroit Today on December 28, 2017.

POLITICO Magazine feature reporter Tim Alberta covers national politics in Washington.

In that role, he had the first lengthy conversation with U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, has profiled the inflammatory and ever-interesting Congressman from South Carolina Mark Sanford, and he interviewed former Speaker of the House John Boehner over a candid 18 hours.

Tim’s writing has often made news and gone viral this year.

Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson has been using the end of the year to talk with Michigan natives who have had standout moments in 2017.

Alberta joins the program to talk about his year, as well as being a national political reporter through the first year of the Trump presidency.

This is a president who thrives on chaos. This is a president who wants chaos,” says Alberta. “To the extent that there is sort of a grand strategy for Trump, I think chaos is central to it.”

Click on the audio player above to hear the full conversation.

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