Trump’s Motivations to Stay in Office

Part #1 of a series on the 2020 U.S. election crisis

In this series of articles—first published on October 2 and updated on October 17 — I will focus on the ways in which the incumbent president is expected to cling to power. As I first published this, President Donald Trump had just announced a health diagnosis, and it remains to be seen how this will affect the election which is still one month away.

What are Trump’s motivations to stay in office?



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