Defender in Chief: Donald Trump's Fight for Presidential Power by John Yoo


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Defender in Chief: Donald Trump's Fight for Presidential Power by John Yoo

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Defender in Chief: Donald Trump's Fight for Presidential Power, by John Yoo

Defender in Chief, the celebrated constitutional scholar John Yoo makes an airtight case against Donald Trump's supposed disdain for constitutional rules and norms. Donald Trump isn't shredding the Constitution—he's its greatest protector. Ask any liberal—and many moderate conservatives‑and they'll tell you that Donald Trump is a threat to the rule of law as delineated by the U.S. Constitution. Mainstream media outlets have reported fresh examples of alleged executive overreach or authoritarian rhetoric nearly every day of his presidency. In the 2020 primaries, the candidates seem to be competing to paint the most frightening picture of how the president is destroying our democracy and jeopardizing our nation's very existence. Far from considering Trump an inherent threat to our nation's founding principles, Yoo convincingly argues that Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, Adams, and Franklin would have seen the president as more in line with their vision of the executive branch than were his recent predecessors, even at his most controversial. This authoritative and engaging work is a compelling, intellectually-sound defense of an embattled president's ideas and actions.

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