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The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold has been one of the political reporting stars of this past year, with his coverage of Donald Trump’s charitable activities winning journalism’s highest honor, the Pulitzer Prize. He spoke with us about what still perplexes him about Trump, bursting people’s filter bubbles and who he fears more than The New York Times. Answers edited for flow and clarity.

Each week seems to be more incredible than the next in terms of news from the Trump White House. Do you worry about a wearout effect on readers?
Definitely. When I first started, people could keep up with the news. Now, I worry not that people will get tired of the news in general but that things that were big today will not be remembered the next day. We used to take it for granted a big story would last.

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