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Real-life drama in age of Trump challenges TV's storytellers

Associated Press logo Associated Press 6/26/2017 By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Writing TV shows based on real life in Washington has always been a challenge.

But since Donald Trump became president, writers of such series as "Madam Secretary," ''House of Cards" and "Veep" say their job is tougher than ever.

The twists and turns of the Trump Administration now keep the writers on their toes as they attempt to create their own make-believe plot twists that won't seem dull by comparison.

As a writer of "Homeland" sums up, "It's very difficult to keep up with."

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