how does the concept of “political time” affect presidential power for a particular president?

Short Paper Assignment – Skowronek – Presidential Leadership in Political Time

Respond to the question below in 2-3 pages. Your answer MUST be stapled, typed, double-spaced, 12-point in a commonly-used font (like Times New Roman), on standard paper with 1” margins, and should be free of grammatical and spelling errors. The quality of the writing (including grammar) counts. Make sure you have a clear, coherent thesis. Make sure you answer the question. Make sure you cite authors properly (both in terms of format and substance).

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According to Stephen Skowronek, how does the concept of “political time” affect presidential power for a particular president? Where do you think Donald Trump fits into the cycle of political time?