Obama insider Dan Pfeiffer

How can America do better today? President Obama’s longtime aide and co-host of the hit politics podcast “Pod Save America,” Dan Pfeiffer, tells Salon’s Amanda Marcotte how Democrats can handle tough moments, like child separation on the US border, and how the party can push ahead to win elections and future political battles over legislation.

“I tell everyone Bob Mueller is not going to solve your problem. The only people going to put a check on Trump are you, voters,” Pfeiffer told SalonTV. In Pfeiffer’s new book, “Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump,” he reflects on the lessons he learned working in the Obama White House.

Watch to hear more advice for how Democrats can find hope in America again. “It wasn’t that long ago that we had a very different politics in this America and a very different president,” Pfeiffer said. His book, Pfeiffer says, provides a reminder that America can get back onto the right path. Tune in for SalonTV's live shows, "Salon Talks" and "Salon Stage", daily at noon ET / 9 a.m. PT and 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT, streaming live on YouTube, [Facebook and Periscope.

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