5 Things to Expect From Donald Trump in the White House

5 Things to Expect From Donald Trump in the White House

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The presidency of Donald Trump is likely to feature five particular traits:

1 A fight against accountability. Donald Trump will fight against being held accountable by anyone: the press, the Secret Service, the Department of Justice or any other entity or agency that might hold the Chief Executive accountable.

2 Members of Congress in control of policy details. Trump has no clue how the federal system really works. What that means is that the details will be handled by members of Congress while Trump

3 Lying. Donald Trump has already revealed himself to be a casual and frequent liar on a number or topics. There’s no reason to believe that pattern will change when he enters the White House.

4 A New York-centric presidency. President Trump will try and spend as little time in Washington, D.C. as possible. During the primary season Trump rarely overnighted in the city he was campaigning in, instead choosing to fly to Florida or New York.

5¬†Corruption. With a team of individuals from the private sector entering the White House led by a novice on federal ethics, Trump’s Administration likely has a shot at being one of the most corrupt in memory.

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Twitter: @LVBurke / Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist who analyses politics and justice reform. She created Crewof42.com, a blog that covers the work of African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke has also been a staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN). She has had a very diverse career in politics and media and appears weekly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin. She has also appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews, Politics Nation with Al Sharpton and Up with Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. She is also a contributing writer for NBCNews.com and TheRoot.com Ms. Burke was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up on Long Island. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail: LBurke007@gmail.com. Instagram: LVB325.

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