Lecture given by Professor Robert McKeever, UCL
Prospects of a second term for Donald Trump look precarious as he battles against allegations of scandal and a damaging stand-off with the Democrats in Congress, leading to the longest government shutdown in American history.
- Will blame for the shutdown be laid at Trump’s White House door, in doing so jeopardising his chances of victory in 2020?
- Will allegations that Trump instructed his personal lawyer to lie to Congress be proved, leading to his possible impeachment?
- Alternatively, will the positive economic picture and the potential lack of a credible Democrat opponent lead to a second term, reinforcing the trend towards two-term presidencies in recent decades?
The political picture in the United States is as unpredictable as it is compelling. Professor McKeever will ponder the key issues and deliver an expert analysis to this fascinating question. This is a presentation that all enthusiasts of American Politics should attend. See you there!
Professor ‘Bob’ McKeever is one of Britain’s leading experts on American Politics. He has taught a range of specialist topics including America’s War in Vietnam; Gender Equality and Abortion Rights; Race Relations and Affirmative Action; and the Supreme Court and American Politics. He has published many books and articles on politics in the United States, including The United States Supreme Court (2nd edition 2016) and Politics USA (3rd edition, 2012, lead author with Philip Davies).
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