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The Ordinary Presidency of Donald J. Trump

  • Jon Herbert
  • Trevor McCrisken
  • Andrew Wroe

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Political Leadership book series (PSPL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Jon Herbert, Trevor McCrisken, Andrew Wroe
    Pages 1-12
  3. Jon Herbert, Trevor McCrisken, Andrew Wroe
    Pages 13-48
  4. Jon Herbert, Trevor McCrisken, Andrew Wroe
    Pages 49-70
  5. Jon Herbert, Trevor McCrisken, Andrew Wroe
    Pages 71-101
  6. Jon Herbert, Trevor McCrisken, Andrew Wroe
    Pages 103-133
  7. Jon Herbert, Trevor McCrisken, Andrew Wroe
    Pages 135-155
  8. Jon Herbert, Trevor McCrisken, Andrew Wroe
    Pages 157-183
  9. Jon Herbert, Trevor McCrisken, Andrew Wroe
    Pages 185-213
  10. Jon Herbert, Trevor McCrisken, Andrew Wroe
    Pages 215-222
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 223-242

About this book

Introduction

The presidency of Donald J. Trump is rather ordinary. Trump himself may be the most unusual, unorthodox and unconventional president the US has ever had. Yet, even with his extraordinary personality and approach to the job, his presidency is proving quite ordinary in its accomplishments and outcomes, both at home and abroad. Like most modern US presidents, the number and scope of Trump’s achievements are rather meager. Despite dramatic claims to a revolution in US politics, Trump simply has not achieved very much. Trump’s few policy achievements are also mostly mainstream Republican ones rather than the radical, anti-establishment, swamp-draining changes promised on the campaign trail. The populist insurgent who ran against Washington has followed a policy agenda largely in tune with conservative Republican traditions. The Ordinary Presidency of Donald J. Trump provides a detailed explanation for the discrepancy between Trump’s extraordinary approach and the relative mediocrity of his achievements. Ironically, it is precisely Trump’s extraordinariness as president that has helped render his presidency ordinary.

Keywords

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Authors and affiliations

  • Jon Herbert
    • 1
  • Trevor McCrisken
    • 2
  • Andrew Wroe
    • 3
  1. 1.Keele University StaffordshireUK
  2. 2.University of WarwickCoventryUK
  3. 3.School of Politics and International RelUniversity of Kent School of Politics and International RelCANTERBURYUK

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