Who Will Succeed President Trump?

Robert Mangino
December 27, 2018 - 5:38 pm
President Donald Trump

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PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Donald Trump has been President for two years, but now politicians from both parties are wondering who will succeed him.

Terry Madonna, Director for the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin and Marshall College tells the KDKA Radio Afternoon News, “Given his personality and governing style, there has been no president in terms of style and personality quite like Donald Trump.”

“The 40% of voters around the country who support him actually like his style, they like the tweeting, they like the various aspects of his presidency, how confrontational he can be and how he lets it all hang out,” said Madonna.

Whether it’s two years from now or six years from now will the next president be the anti-Trump?  Madonna says there is a tendency historically for that to occur.

“What likely happens is voters get a certain personality, certain temperament and background both professionally and personally and they tend to react to that by choosing someone different the next time around.”

“Look at the way President Trump differs from President Obama or the way Obama and George W. Bush differ.”  Voters often look for the anti-incumbent certainly in style and personality.

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