The ordinary presidency of Donald J. Trump / Jon Herbert, Trevor McCrisken, Andrew Wroe.

Herbert, Jon [Browse]
  • Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019]
  • ©2019
x, 242 pages ; 21 cm.


  • Palgrave studies in political leadership series [More in this series]
  • Palgrave studies in political leadership
Summary note
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. This book 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.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-236) and index.
  • Introduction: the ordinary presidency of the extraordinary Donald J. Trump
  • A Trump revolution?
  • Trump's electoral politics
  • Trump the ordinary republican
  • Trump, the media and the public
  • Trump in the White House
  • Trump and Congress
  • Trump's ordinary foreign policy
  • Conclusion: extraordinary president, ordinary presidency
  • Appendix
  • Bibliography
  • Index.
  • 3030049426 (paperback)
  • 9783030049423 (paperback)
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