Trump versus the constitution: a question of checks and balances

Interview Mallory Compton

The doubts about the competence and trustworthiness of the current American President grow by the day. Is the American democracy resilient enough to withstand a President who shows a disregard of the constitution and the rules of parliamentary democracy? How will this end?

Mallory Compton researches Public Governance and Management at Utrecht University. She answers a few questions about four scenarios:

  • Impeachment
  • The 25th amendment: unfit for office
  • Obstruction by the fourth branch
  • Trump stays, but is countered by the courts, the states and by Congress

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