Jon Sopel is the BBC's political editor for North America whose extensive coverage of the United States means there are very few British journalists working today who understand the American political and cultural landscape as he does. He has had rare access and insight to those shaping the world's most powerful nation, having interviewed President Barack Obama and reporting on the last three presidential campaigns. Then in February 2017 Jon went head-to-head with President Donald J. Trump at a notoriously combative press conference where the Commander-in-Chief hissed menacingly, "I know who YOU are..." after being challenged on his Executive Order for an immigration ban. The 2016 election shone a light on the divisions between black and white, young and old, rich and poor, urban and rural, educated and uneducated. And in this new political era Jon's book, If Only They Didn't Speak English: Notes from Trump's America, is our essential guide to this New America. Join Britain's best-known political journalist for a very special evening as he divulges his first-hand experience from a country whose 'special relationship' with Britain has never felt so uncertain. Jon explores American life through British eyes and questions how 'the Greatest Country on Earth' has become mired in a storm of political extremism, radical division and increasingly perverse beliefs. Jon will be in conversation with Times columnist and author, David Aaronovitch.
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