BrANCH Historians on the Inauguration of Trump

Following a contentious, divisive, and historic U.S. election campaign, the day has finally arrived: Friday 20th January marks the inauguration of the 45th U.S. President, Donald J. Trump. Whether you love or loathe ‘the Donald’, this presidency promises to be one-of-a-kind. Or, does it? BrANCH historians share their thoughts on the new presidency at the links below;

  • BrANCH Chair, Susan-Mary Grant, discusses the ‘newness’ and ‘tradition’ of Trump’s presidency alongside fellow academics of Newcastle University here.
  • Catherine Clinton joins other U.S.-based historians discussing their plans for inauguration day with Times Higher Education here.
  • You can also catch up with Adam Smith’s five-part discussion of Trump’s ‘Presidential Precedents’ on BBC Radio 4 here.
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Donald and Melania Trump. Image: Wall Street Journal.




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