CEO Series Special Edition: Bret Baier and David Rubenstein
David M. Rubenstein, co-founder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group, and Bret Baier, an award-winning Fox News anchor, sat down with Washington Post Live for a discussion about their new books on U.S. history, the economy, media, politics and more.
David Rubenstein and Bret Baier say President Trump has reinvented the use of media by presidents
Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group David Rubenstein says President Trump has reinvented the use of media by presidents, comparing his Twitter feed to the different methods past presidents have used to reach the public. “He’s using his Twitter feed and his tweets as a way to communicate with the American people. Whoever his successor is, whenever that occurs, will probably do much of the same thing. Maybe in a different tone, a different way, but I think Presidents are now going to communicate with people much differently than they did many years ago because of what he has done.” Fox News Anchor Bret Baier added that every president has had an issue with the media, President Trump ‘just expresses it a lot differently.’
Chief Political Anchor, FOX News
FOX News Channel’s chief political anchor, Bret Baier, is no stranger to Washington, DC. In 2006, he was named Chief White House Correspondent, and covered the second term of the George W. Bush administration. During his tenure at the network, Baier interviewed two sitting Presidents and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He provided coverage of the 2012 campaign cycle and, more recently, anchored the first GOP debate of the 2016 election season. Baier is also the anchor of Special Report with Bret Baier, the top-rated cable news program in its timeslot.
David M. Rubenstein
Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group
David M. Rubenstein is a Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful private investment firms. Mr. Rubenstein co-founded the firm in 1987. Since then, Carlyle has grown into a firm managing $223 billion from 33 offices around the world. Mr. Rubenstein has been a leader in the area of Patriotic Philanthropy, having made transformative gifts for the restoration or repair of the Washington Monument, Monticello, Montpelier, Mount Vernon, Arlington House, Iwo Jima Memorial, the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian, the National Archives, the National Zoo, the Library of Congress, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Mr. Rubenstein has also provided to the U.S. government long-term loans of his rare copies of the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Emancipation Proclamation, the 13th Amendment, the first map of the U.S. (Abel Buell map), and the first book printed in the U.S. (Bay Psalm Book).
Moderated by Frances Sellers