Many would agree that Trump's aberrant attitude and behavior has made his administration a domestic abomination and an international laughing stock.

His approach and demeanor are so outrageous that he puts presidential provenance and decorum on new ground and unexplored territory on very nearly a daily basis...

So here's the question:

Is Trump setting attitudinal and behavioral precedents that will change the fundamental nature of the American Presidency?

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Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on November 17, 2018 at 8:02am

I have to say, no.

I'm saying "no" because, oddly enough, I don't believe he is the "first" President in recent times to show an aberrant attitude and outrageous lack of decorum.  That title, IMO, would go to George Bush the Younger.  He and his weird ass way of speaking ( calling the head of Russia "Pootie-Poot" comes to mind) and his inability to stand up to the manipulations of the likes of "Darth" Cheney earns him that status.

He was then followed by Obama and as much as I don't like the guy at least he acted Presidential at all times, so being an insane jester wasn't an on-going trend. 

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Comment by alsoknownas on November 17, 2018 at 9:03am


His dangerous influence is now, on people who admire him, none of whom will ever be POTUS.

Comment by Maui Surfer on November 17, 2018 at 10:36am

I say yes. From now on other celebrities will run. Lets hope they are moral Hawaiian residents like Oprah and The Rock Johnson.

Comment by Maui Surfer on November 17, 2018 at 10:37am

Awww, I didn't like Obama, he only got me part of my Health Care, the blue dogs from your area ruined that, and only part of your protection as the person you were born as. That fucking dick!

Comment by koshersalaami on November 17, 2018 at 11:10am

Negatory. If the balance of power shifts, we will start to regulate some of the crap that wasn’t previously regulated (like running a business from the White House) because no one in government believed anyone would actually do it. 

Also no because Trump’s attributes are largely pathology. 

Comment by Tom Cordle on November 19, 2018 at 12:50am

There's no easy answer to this question, because we obviously don't know who will follow in the mud-slogging footsteps Agent Orange has left behind on the body politic. Seems to me safe to say, though, that none of us will ever look at the Presidency itself the same again; that image has been permanently tarnished. For instance, for the rest of our lives, those of us possessed of discernment and common decency will recoil in horror every time we view his face, particularly when it shows up in one of those composite assemblages showing all the Presidents.


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