Trump: The Unprecedented President

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: April 5 ~ 8, 2017) — The Department of Continuing Education & Community Engagement at the University of Utah recently presented its annual Frederick W. Reynolds Lecture. This year’s lecture, Trump: The Unprecedented President, was delivered by Tim Chambless, Associate Professor/Lecturer in the University of Utah’s Department of Political Science, and Academic Outreach Coordinator for the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.

According to Chambless, “Historically the United States has never had a president like [Trump]: a multi-billionaire businessman with no previous government experience, the oldest first term elected president, twice divorced, and a television showman… Every day his name dominates news reports. His supporters praise his forceful actions, and hope he can deliver on his campaign promises. His critics fear he is weakening the nation, and many are considering impeachment. As Americans and Utahns, where do we draw the line between taking him literally and taking him seriously?”

Tim Chambless gave his talk on March 29, 2017.

The song segment played during the program comes from Leslie Odom, Jr. singing “Seriously,” written by Sara Bareilles.  Song debuted on This American Life in October 2016. TAL Episode 599