By extending the personalized presidency from the institution to the individual president while undercutting the bureaucracy's reliance on expertise and by attacking democratic norms and values, Donald Trump undermined both the executive as an institution and his own ability to govern. These elements of his presidential rhetoric are clarified with reference to Trump's relationships with the media, the executive branch, and the mass public, and are distilled in his handling of the global pandemic.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Sociology and Political Science
- Public Administration