After Donald Trump's 'car crash’ Axios interview, why do politicians put themselves through it? And four weeks to save London's summer

Donald Trump's opponents have seized on a television interview in which the US President struggles to defend the country's record on coronavirus. He's also been criticised for dismissing civil rights leader John Lewis' legacy, and trying to explain why he wished Jeffrey Epstein's former partner Ghislaine Maxwell "well". The Evening Standard's Londoner editor Ayesha Hazarika, a former adviser to Labour, tells us why Mr Trump didn't look like he'd done enough prep, and why politicians even put themselves in front of interviewers at all. 


Also, the Evening Standard's consumer business editor Jonathan Prynn tells us why there's just four weeks to save summer for London after lockdown. He's seen figures showing that last week there were 63 per cent fewer people in the West End than last year, during what is normally the peak of the tourism season with central London full of visitors and office workers. He tells the podcast businesses will need a huge Christmas to get through the year, but there's little sign of that coming. 


 

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