David Gergen has been a White House adviser to four presidents. He was the founding director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School where he is a professor of public service.
David Gergen, CNN Senior Political Analyst, and Jimmy Biblarz
There can be life after death -- or at least in American politics as we have just seen with the U.S. Senate's approval of Dr. Vivek Murthy as the next U.S. surgeon general. It 's a small political miracle that promises to serve the nation well over the next two years.
CNN senior political analyst David Gergen says that President Donald Trump's Oval Office address didn't move the audience and suggested the White House should have prepared a fact sheet to circulate to the media and help Trump "make the sale."
Senior Political Analyst David Gergen discusses Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's move to advance Brett Kavanaugh's nomination before the FBI releases findings from its investigation, noting that several witnesses - including James Roche, Kavanaugh's former roommate at Yale - have not been contacted by the bureau.
David Gergen says that the news media's coverage of key moments in the Kavanaugh controversy has been "remarkably responsible," overall. But he also relays his concern that the press will be seen as taking sides. "We have to be very, very careful in how we report," he says.
Democratic leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi released a statement following a dinner with President Trump saying that the have agreed to fix DACA and border security "excluding" the border wall.
Speaking about President Donald Trump at the G20 summit, CNN's David Gergen said despite an engaging meeting with President Putin, it was the first time he's seen a US president attend and no longer be "regarded as the world leader."