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BBC Interviews Cafruny on Trump Presidency


How different will the positions staked by President Trump be from his campaign rhetoric? This and other questions were the basis of a live interview between Alan Cafruny, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of International Relations, and an interviewer for BBC News on Nov. 17.

Cafruny posited that Trump will have tremendous opposition from the political establishment in Washington, most of whom “had their hopes in Hillary Clinton,” should he pursue the kinds of proposals he made during the campaign. He suspects that Trump will not be that different from other presidents once he gets into office.

As the interview drew to a close, Cafruny was asked about the possibility of Trump appointing retired General Petraeus to his cabinet. His response was, “There are many ironies and many more to come, I am sure.”

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