Obama's Speechwriter On The Power Of Presidential Rhetoric : The NPR Politics Podcast Cody Keenan talks to NPR's Tamara Keith about writing for Barack Obama, the impact of Donald Trump's rhetoric and whether a president needs to be a compelling speaker to be an effective leader.

He's the author of a new book, Grace: President Obama and Ten Days in the Battle for America.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith.

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Obama's Speechwriter On The Power Of Presidential Rhetoric

Obama's Speechwriter On The Power Of Presidential Rhetoric

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Former White House Director of Speechwriting Cody Keenan in the Oval Office, July 23, 2013. Pete Souza/The White House hide caption

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Former White House Director of Speechwriting Cody Keenan in the Oval Office, July 23, 2013.

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Cody Keenan talks to NPR's Tamara Keith about writing for Barack Obama, the impact of Donald Trump's rhetoric and whether a president needs to be a compelling speaker to be an effective leader.

He's the author of a new book, Grace: President Obama and Ten Days in the Battle for America.

Learn more about upcoming live shows of The NPR Politics Podcast at nprpresents.org.

Support the show and unlock sponsor-free listening with a subscription to The NPR Politics Podcast Plus. Learn more at plus.npr.org/politics

Muthoni Muturi is the executive producer of The NPR Politics Podcast. The show is produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. Eric McDaniel is our editor. Fact-checking by Maya Rosenberg. Thanks to Brandon Carter and Lexie Schapitl.

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