A former Trump aide who helped guide the president’s decision to run in 2016 had positive things to say about his old boss, in an interview for The Post’s political podcast.

“One thing about Donald Trump, I don’t know if I'm ever going to have another boss like this,” Sam Nunberg told White House bureau chief Philip Rucker. “He’s able to make you excel and push yourself. Part of it is because you want to please him.”

The positive review of Trump’s leadership and management style was striking coming from Nunberg, a former campaign strategist whom Trump fired multiple times and later sued for $10 million in damages. The lawsuit, which was resolved before Trump took office, alleged that Nunberg violated a nondisclosure agreement. Trump and Nunberg have since reconciled and now enjoy a warmer rapport.

On this week’s episode of “Can He Do That?” about the tension among Trump’s closest White House aides, Nunberg further weighs in on how Trump’s management style is relevant to his leadership as president.

Also on this episode, I talk to columnist and historian Jonathan Alter about how some of today’s White House infighting compares to that of other administrations.

Listen below as Phil and I answer: Can Trump effectively govern with so much turmoil and so many power struggles within the White House ranks?

This is part of the Washington Post’s new podcast series “Can He Do That?” Listen online or subscribe to receive future episodes: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher

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