• Mark ShanahanEmail author
  • Mara Oliva
Part of the The Evolving American Presidency book series (EAP)


Writing in the middle of May 2018, the memory of Donald Trump’s first year in the White House is already receding fast. The struggles to establish an Executive team to pass any useful legislation and to heal the divides that blighted the USA through the 2016 campaign already seem of another age as the Trump bandwagon rolls on, its strategy simple and its impact, at home and abroad, ever-more divisive. The brief chapter will review all contributions to the edited collection and will argue that what has emerged is an ‘honest Presidency’: focused solely on delivering campaign promises and rolling back all and any Obama-era strategies.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Politics and International RelationsUniversity of ReadingReadingUK
  2. 2.Department of HistoryUniversity of ReadingReadingUK

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