The election of Donald Trump has supercharged research into the power of the US presidency. The erosion of formal checks on presidential power from the legislative, judicial and executive branches have enhanced the powers of the president. This increased power, as well as the manner in which President Trump has been able to use it, have particularly affected the US foreign policy and the country’s reaction to the ongoing crisis. The consequences of this are likely to impact not only the future of the presidency, but of the United States. This event draws on Daniel Drezner’s article in the March 2020 issue of International Affairs, ‘Immature leadership: Donald Trump and the American presidency’.
Donald Trump and the American Presidency
What has the Trump administration revealed about the presidential power in the 21st century?