Appearing Presidential: Advantages Of Looking Like A President

Alex Shephard of The New Republic and author Jeremi Suri discuss presidential style on the governmentality podcast.

By Allen McDuffee | October 23, 2017
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President Donald Trump may be unsure of exactly how presidential he wants to be, but what does “appearing presidential” mean anyway? In this episode, we look at Trump’s presidential style with Alex Shephard, news editor of The New Republic. And we discuss the changes in the very office itself with University of Texas professor Jeremi Suri, whose new book is The Impossible Presidency.

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Guests:

Alex Shephard is the news editor at The New Republic. He was previously Melville House’s Director of Digital Media and a founding editor of the online literary magazine Full Stop. Follow him on Twitter: @alex_shephard.

Jeremi Suri is the Mack Brown Distinguished Professor for Global Leadership, History and Public Policy at the University of Texas at Austin and the author of The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Yale. Follow him on Twitter: @JeremiSuri.

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