Professor Desmond King writes on the possible legacy of the Trump presidency

Desmond King has written an article for The Telegraph (29 December) entitled ‘How Donald Trump will tear down the state – and out-Reagan Ronald Reagan’.

“[C]ompared with former incumbents in the White House,” Desmond writes, “Trump has an exceptionally strong institutional base for action, dominating the White House, the House and Senate, the Supreme Court and a plurality of states’ legislatures and governorships. He will expect to get much done in his first 18 months, introducing a raft of policy changes that shake up America like an earthquake.”

The full article can be read (behind a paywall) here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/29/donald-trump-will-tear-state-out-reagan-ronald-reagan/

Professor Desmond King is Andrew Mellon Professor of American Government, Professorial Fellow Nuffield College, Director of Graduate Studies (Politics), Emeritus Fellow St John’s College