What Am Politics? - Episode 35
Donald Trump has been President for one year. 12 Months. 52 Weeks. 365 Days. 8765 Hours. 525948 Minutes. 31556926 Seconds. But hey, who's counting?
The boys discuss the lows and... well, let's face, they have all been lows, of Trump's first year in office.
In our first episode of 2018, Steve promised that for every episode we release, he would type up a post with links of stuff mentioned in the show and further reading. So... Here is the second (and hopefully not the last) of these supplementary reading lists.
Trump certainly isn't the first bad president, but has he set the record for being the worst? Sean Wilentz, a professor of history at Princeton, has a piece in the New York Times looking at other bad presidents from history.
Al-Jeria have put out some very good analysis of the administration for the last year. This article on Trump's effect on the Middle East is certainly worth a read.
Bruce Carlson, good friend of this pod and our go-to guy for US political history, has an excellent episode on the night that finally brought down Richard Nixon in this episode.
Sorry for all the Trump stuff... It's almost impossible to get away from talking about him when you're making a political podcast. As an apology, here's an excellent video featuring our favorite president engaged in a rap battle with Churchill!