Dan Pfeiffer

Dan Pfeiffer

Former White House Director of Communications

Former White House director of communications under President Obama (2009-2013) and senior advisor to the president (2013-2015); current co-host of Pod Save America; author of “YES WE (STILL) CAN: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter & Trump”

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