Don’t miss your chance to get a hardback copy of UnPresidented – Politics, pandemics and the race that Trumped all others with your ticket for £20.00, granting you free access to the event. You will receive your copy of the book in the 10 days after the event.

Jon Sopel, BBC North America Editor and best-selling author of If Only They Didn’t Speak English: Notes from Trump's America and A Year at the Circus: Inside Trump's White House, has had a front row seat to the most talked about Presidential race in history. In this online launch event for UnPresidented – Politics, pandemics and the race that Trumped all others, Jon will open up on his personal account of this extraordinary race for the White House.

Join Jon in conversation with political journalist Marie Le Conte as he provides unparalleled insight into life on the campaign trail. Jon will share what really went on behind the scenes at every key moment of an exceptional election; from the Democratic primaries and discussions with evangelical Trump supporters at rallies and debates, to controversial interviews with the likes of Steve Bannon, and encounters with humourless White House ‘wranglers’.

Don’t miss your chance to hear from Jon first-hand as he expertly lays bare the real story behind this extraordinary election, and ask him the questions you’ve always wanted answered.

This event will be hosted via Zoom webinar. You will be sent your personal link to login 48 hours before the event.

Please note, tickets for this event are non-refundable.

This event will be recorded and sent to all bookers the day after the event. It will be available to watch for 7 days.

  • UnPresidented

  • Fear and loathing on the 2020 campaign trail...


    '26 February, White House Briefing Room
    The coronavirus feels like it is changing everything. Suddenly it's not just a public health emergency; it has the potential to upend this whole election...'

    In UnPresidented: Politics, pandemics and the race that Trumped all others, BBC North America Editor Jon Sopel presents a diary of an election like we've never quite seen before.

    Experience life as a reporter on the campaign trail, as the election heats up and a global pandemic slowly sweeps in. As American lives are lost at a devastating rate, the presidential race becomes a battle for the very soul of the nation - challenging not just the Trump presidency, but the very institutions of American democracy itself.
    In this highly personal account of reporting on America in 2020, Jon Sopel takes you behind the scenes of a White House in crisis and an election in turmoil, expertly laying bare the real story of the presidential campaign in a panoramic account of an election and a year like no other.

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