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FEATURING COREY BRETTSCHNEIDER – Donald Trump may be the least politically experienced person in modern history to assume the office of President. From the moment he started his job constitutional experts warned that he was in violation of various parts of our Constitution, particularly the Emoluments Clause. Since January 2017 he has engaged in what appear to be so many violations that most of us have lost count, become numb to, or simply can’t keep up.

Deep familiarity with the Constitution ought to be a pre-requisite for becoming President. But it’s not and the perils of that are now clearer to us than at any time before.

To help future presidents, my guest has written a book – a helpful guide to the Constitution if you will.

For more information about his book visit

Corey Brettschneider, professor of political science at Brown University. He is the author of When the State Speaks, What Should It Say: How Democracies Can Protect Expression and Promote Equality and Trump vs. The Constitution. His newest book is called The Oath and the Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents.

**This segment was originally broadcast on September 27, 2018.

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