Boris Epshteyn is the Chief Political Commentator for Sinclair Broadcast Group, one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Boris hosts the “Bottom Line with Boris” programs across Sinclair’s platforms, providing insight into issues ranging from foreign policy and national security to tax reform and healthcare.
Previously, Boris served as Special Assistant to President Trump and Assistant Communications Director at the White House. Boris managed strategy for media appearances by Administration representatives, as well as coordinated interviews of, and provided briefings to, top Administration officials, including the President and Vice President of the United States. Boris assisted with, and advised on, White House communications strategy across all subjects and appeared as an on-air spokesman for the Administration across national and local outlets.
Previously, Boris served as the Director of Communications for the Presidential Inaugural Committee where he directed communications strategy and implementation for the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Michael R. Pence on January 20th, 2017.
As a Senior Advisor to the Trump – Pence 2016 Presidential Campaign, Boris concentrated on communications messaging and strategy. He managed surrogate messaging, prepared and distributed talking points and briefed President (then – candidate) Trump and Vice President (then – candidate) Pence as well as campaign senior staff and surrogates. Boris also planned, produced and anchored the “Trump Tower Live” program, which aired on the Facebook Live platform, and conducted on air interviews with President (then – candidate) Donald Trump, Trump family members and other key surrogates.
Boris has made over 200 appearances across national, state and local media outlets (TV, radio, print) covering a diverse range of topics.
In addition to his political and media pursuits, Mr. Epshteyn has been a partner at a boutique investment bank specializing in private equity and venture capital transactions. Boris is a licensed attorney with expertise in international law, finance, and securities.
Boris graduated, cum laude, with a BSFS degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
Boris uses his experience as Senior Adviser on the Trump-Pence campaign to share insights on Donald Trump’s unparalleled ability to connect with huge swaths of the American electorate. In this presentation, Boris identifies the traits that he witnessed firsthand in then candidate Trump which carried him to victory in the 2016 election cycle. Boris lends his unique perspective from his time as a campaign and White House insider as well as from his current role as Chief Political Analyst for Sinclair Broadcast Group to look ahead to the impact that President Trump will have on the 2018 mid-terms and to predict what the 2020 Trump re-election campaign strategy will look like.
This presentation delves into the Trump, America First, approach to foreign policy. Combining his education from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service with first-hand knowledge of key tenets of the Trump foreign policy, Boris discusses fronts ranging from the Israeli – Palestinian Conflict to Iran, North Korea and beyond. This talk includes a breakdown of the Trump administration’s decision-making process when it comes to each specific international challenge that our country faces.
In this discussion, Boris uses his unique perspective as both an inside and outside observer to look back on the Trump presidency so far. He will touch on how the administration’s achievements have stacked up against campaign promises. Looking forward, Boris will discuss what the Trump White House and the Congress will concentrate on in the months and years to come. With tax reform in the rearview mirror, infrastructure, trade and immigration will be tackled next and in this presentation Boris analyzes the approach that should be taken on each front, what will qualify as a success, and how likely those successful outcomes will be.
The relationship between the media and Donald Trump is unprecedented. There is a mix of hostility and access. Having been Senior Adviser on the Trump Pence Campaign, Communications Director for the Trump Inaugural and Assistant Communications Director at the White House, Boris shares his experiences with the media’s approach to then candidate and now President Trump. Boris discusses the unusual combination of hostility and closeness that currently exists between the White House and those covering it and how that impacts the actual information Americans take in. The presentation will also look forward to examining whether it is possible for the President to get a fair shake in broadcast, print and online coverage.