Synopses & Reviews
There is no doubt that the United States has never had a president quite like Donald J. Trump. He violated every rule of conventional presidential campaigns to win a race that almost no one, including at times he himself, thought he would win. In so doing, Trump set off cataclysmic shock waves across the political spectrum in 2016--shock waves that have not subsided and are unlikely to as long as he remains in office. Critics of Trump abound, as do anonymously based speculations about his motives, yet the real man behind this unprecedented presidency remains largely unknown. Going beyond the fray of partisan political media, The Real Psychology of the Trump Presidency provides a more accurate analysis and understanding of this unusual and unprecedented president, his real psychology and his extremely controversial presidency. Utilizing Stephen Skowronek's influential concept of "political time," American presidency scholar and trained psychoanalyst Stanley Renshon offers a dispassionate and substantive examination of Trump's real psychological characteristics and places him within the context of a preemptive president attempting to be a reconstructive president--the Politics of American Restoration. Rigorously grounded in both political science and psychology scholarship, The Real Psychology of the Trump Presidency is a must-read for those interested in understanding the psychology of our controversial 45th president.