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Reynolds Lecture with Michael Lynch
What Will Our New President Accomplish? Assessing Presidential Power At the Start Of a New Presidency
Dr. Michael S. Lynch, Associate Professor of Political Science
School of Public and International Affairs
University of Georgia
Both Trump and Clinton have promised to change America if elected president, but presidents cannot change America by themselves. Either Trump or Clinton will have to work with the House and the Senate to turn campaign promises into enacted policy. Will the Congress help Clinton make us “Stronger Together”? Will Trump have the votes in Congress to “Make America Great Again”?
We will assess the current state of presidential power in regards to both domestic and foreign policy. We will also consider the support our newly-elected president can expect in Congress. Finally, we will discuss what our 45th president will likely accomplish during the next four years.
This lecture is part of the Linger Longer Living lecture series, a cultural series intended to enrich the lifestyle of members at Reynolds Lake Oconee, a golfing community in Greensboro, Georgia, located about 30 miles southeast of Athens.