Professor Stephen Farnsworth of the University of Mary Washington said that Friday’s decision by President Trump to ease trade tariffs with Canada makes a great deal of sense as the president seeks to increase the trade pressure on China. Trump’s decision may also lead to more rapid acceptance of the revised North American Free Trade Agreement, Farnsworth said.
“Incumbent governors and lieutenant governors and attorneys general would normally be building up crowds, helping campaign and raise money for the Democratic Party,” says Stephen Farnsworth, Professor of Political Science at the University of Mary Washington. “They’re going to be effectively sidelined because of these scandals.”
Stephen Farnsworth, Professor of Political Science and Director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently discussed research findings from his new book, “Presidential Communication and Character: White House News Management from Clinton and Cable to Twitter and Trump” at the Conference on Character Assassination in Theory and Practice at George Mason University.
“In our political system, the president has so much authority that any factor that affects his decision making is of great public concern,” said Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and international affairs at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia and the author of various books examining the presidency, political communication and public opinion.
Maintaining the 15 seats Democrats flipped from Republicans in the 2017 election will be key if Democrats hope to gain control of the House, said Stephen Farnsworth, a political science and international affairs professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg.
Stephen J. Farnsworth, professor of political science and international affairs and director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington, will speak on the topic of his latest book, “Presidential Communication and Character,” at the Lake of the Woods Community Center on April 28.