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External Article29 October 2020

'Bar Rescue' host Jon Taffer says he was 'surprised' by Trump's plan to save the hospitality industry

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Jon Taffer is known for his bombastic style as the host of "Bar Rescue" on Paramount, but he's donning a softer persona in his efforts to help the hospitality industry recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

After finishing up a podcast interview with President Donald Trump in Las Vegas on Wednesday morning, Taffer spoke with Insider about the impression Trump made on him and what the industry will need to bounce back from shutdowns and reduced demand.

Taffer also talked about his interest studying political science in college, whether he'll run for office one day, and how he sees each candidate's approach to bringing bars and restaurants back.

This interview has been lightly edited for length and clarity.

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