NEW YORK – February 15, 2019 – With the 2020 campaign accelerating and President Trump making unprecedented moves to keep a central promise from his last campaign, THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE WILDEST POLITICAL SHOW ON EARTH airs on SHOWTIME® this Sunday, February 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. In an episode titled “2020 Is Here,” co-hosts John Heilemann, Alex Wagner and Mark McKinnon explore the emerging field of presidential hopefuls and the political forces shaping Donald Trump's re-election prospects.
From the campaign launch of Amy Klobuchar in Minnesota to the dueling El Paso rallies of President Trump and Beto O’Rourke, THE CIRCUS fans out across the country to capture the action. Back in Washington, the program follows the fight over funding a border wall as the president declares a national emergency after being handed a stinging defeat in Congress.
As the daggers come out among competing 2020 campaigns, THE CIRCUS also goes behind the scenes with the Republican political opposition research firm America Rising and hosts a candid dinner with major undecided Democratic donors.
For a preview of this week’s episode, go to: https://youtu.be/RQJD0D0PG5k
THE CIRCUS features John Heilemann, co-author of the New York Times best-sellers Game Change and Double Down and National Affairs Analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, noted campaign strategist Mark McKinnon and Alex Wagner, an Emmy®-nominated television journalist, author, national correspondent for CBS News and contributing editor at The Atlantic. THE CIRCUS is produced by Left/Right for SHOWTIME. John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Alex Wagner, Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman, Ted Bourne and Tom Johnson serve as executive producers. To learn more about THE CIRCUS, go to: SHO.com and follow on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and join the conversation using #TheCircus.
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