Ride or die.
Support The Bulwark.
  Join Now

Brian Karem

Brian Karem is the senior White House correspondent for Playboy magazine. He successfully sued Donald Trump to keep his press pass after Trump tried to suspend it. He has also gone to jail to defend a reporter’s right to keep confidential sources.


Articles by Brian Karem

October 20, 2020 5:30 am

The Donald Trump Show Must Go On

The madness continues on the campaign trail.
Brian Karem
October 10, 2020 5:30 am

The Trumpist Death Cult

The president is an egotistical, narcissistic shaman who promises his adoring worshipers that he will right all wrongs.
Brian Karem
October 2, 2020 5:30 am

What Trump Said and What the Proud Boys Heard

Here’s why the president encourages the fringe elements of society and elevates them to importance.
Brian Karem
September 25, 2020 6:42 pm

The Question I Asked Trump That Blew Up the Week

I was surprised by his answer about a peaceful transfer of power. I shouldn’t have been.
Brian Karem
September 21, 2020 5:30 am

The Absentee President

Donald Trump rarely shows up to the West Wing—and when he does, he is too incompetent to effectively fulfill his oath of office.
Brian Karem
September 4, 2020 5:30 am

The Lazy Lies of President Chaos

A sad spectacle yesterday in the White House press briefing room.
Brian Karem
August 5, 2020 8:23 pm

Low-Energy Trump

The president doesn't have the same strength and vigor he used to.
Brian Karem
July 8, 2020 5:17 am

Trump’s War on the Press Is a War on All of Us

The "enemy of the people" is literally made up of "the people."
Brian Karem