How Trump May Follow Obama’s Actions
As the midterm elections draw near, which likely will see a round of Democratic wins over Republicans, President Trump may soon have to follow the lead of the man who came before him – Barack Obama. Obama saw his party become the minority during his term, leading him to make a few changes, as Maxwell political science professor Grant Reeher explained to the Washington Examiner.
“I’m not sure Trump is wired to do what Obama did,” Reeher said. “Certainly, he won’t be shy about using executive powers — that will be the same — but Obama also used his remaining time, especially in his second term, to exercise the rhetorical presidency. People can debate how much difference that ultimately made, but President Trump, being more fond of Twitter and short, simple critical statements, may not see, or realize, the same opportunity for using the presidency in that way.”