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Will President Trump Launch A Dynasty?

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12.09.2019

Well before President Trump faces the voters for re-election, the political conversation has turned to consider how deeply his influence will continue to be felt after he leaves the White House. At The Atlantic, McKay Coppins paints a vivid portrait of palace intrigue, with Ivanka and Don Jr. maneuvering inside and out (respectively) for control of the MAGA empire to come.

The Washington Examiner’s Philip Klein mulls the potential impact of the Trump post-presidential Twitter feed on Republican campaigns. National Journal columnist Josh Kraushaar observes that after the midterms and recent retirements, the remaining GOP officeholders increasingly bear the stamp of Trump-era politics.

The potential of a Trump political dynasty, or of the man himself continuing to loom over the political landscape like Oz the Great and Terrible, is certainly worthy of consideration. America has had its Adamses, Roosevelts, Kennedys, Bushes, Gores, and Clintons, to name a few. Moreover, as our politics become less and less distinguishable from entertainment, it’s easy to imagine becoming absorbed in that soapy drama (Don Jr. versus Mike Pence in 2024?). But the politics of dynasty are less easy than they seem at first glance.

Klein glosses over his key observation: “A lot of this, of course, depends on........

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