On Studying the Trump Presidency

  • Charles M. LambEmail author
  • Jacob R. Neiheisel
Part of the The Evolving American Presidency book series (EAP)


This book presents several early appraisals of the presidency of Donald J. Trump by prominent scholars in presidential politics. In the introductory chapter, Lamb and Neiheisel argue that the presidential leadership literature in political science provides one productive means for conducting these appraisals. After surveying several leadership theories, they suggest why Trump’s leadership is inconsistent with theoretical expectations. Finally, they briefly describe the studies in this volume and suggest several reasons why President Trump has received poor grades as a leader from many academics, public officials, political commentators, and citizens alike.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity at Buffalo, State University of New YorkBuffaloUSA

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