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All Points Books
St. Martin's Publishing Group
On Sale: 07/28/2020
ISBN: 9781250269577288 Pages
Donald Trump isn't shredding the Constitution—he's its greatest protector.
Ask any liberal—and many moderate conservatives—and they'll tell you that Donald Trump is a threat to the rule of law as delineated by the U.S. Constitution. Mainstream media outlets have reported fresh examples of alleged executive overreach or authoritarian rhetoric nearly every day of his presidency. In the 2020 primaries, the candidates seem to be competing to paint the most frightening picture of how the president is destroying our democracy and jeopardizing our nation's very existence.
In Defender in Chief, John Yoo, one of America's best-known constitutional scholars, makes an airtight case against the president's supposed disdain for constitutional rules and norms. Far from considering Trump an inherent threat to our nation's founding principles, Yoo convincingly argues that Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, Adams, and Franklin would have seen the president as more in line with their vision of the executive branch than his recent predecessors, even at his most controversial.
This authoritative and engaging work is a compelling, intellectually-sound defense of an embattled president's ideas and actions.