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Assessing the Trump presidency: New book dives into 45th president's time in the White House

President Donald Trump speaks on the telephone via speakerphone with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in the Oval Office of the White House on August 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump speaks on the telephone via speakerphone with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in the Oval Office of the White House on August 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Former President Trump remains popular with Republican voters as he considers running for reelection in 2024. This year, however, his endorsements heading into the midterm election cycle have had a mixed record.

Just over a year after Trump left office, voters and historians alike are taking stock of the 45th president’s time in the White House. That includes a new book called “The Presidency of Donald J. Trump: A First Historical Assessment.”

Here & Now‘s Anthony Brooks speaks with Julian Zelizer, author and professor of history at Princeton University.

Book excerpt: ‘The Presidency of Donald J. Trump’

By Julian Zelizer

Excerpted from The Presidency of Donald J. Trump: A First Historical Assessment by Julian Zelizer. Copyright © 2022. Excerpted by permission of Princeton University Press. All rights reserved. 

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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