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The Jackpod: The Xanadu Effect

This combination of pictures created on Sept. 29, 2020 shows former President Donald Trump (L) and President Joe Biden squaring off during the first presidential debate at the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio on Sept. 29, 2020. (Jim Watson and Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)
This combination of pictures created on Sept. 29, 2020 shows former President Donald Trump (L) and President Joe Biden squaring off during the first presidential debate at the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio on Sept. 29, 2020. (Jim Watson and Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)

On Point news analyst Jack Beatty on how presidents lose touch with reality.

Guest

Jack Beatty, On Point‘s news analyst. He was a longtime senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly. Author of Age of Betrayal: The Triumph of Money in America, 1865-1900.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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