SHRIBMAN: Sheer force of will may be Trump’s greatest asset | Columnists


No American presidents of our time — perhaps no American presidents ever, with the possible exceptions of George Washington and Theodore Roosevelt — have affected the environment of their successors as dramatically as Donald J. Trump has shaped the political world of Joe Biden.

Both President Washington, whose retirement established a two-term limit to the office that survived for a century and a half, and Roosevelt, whose shadow over William Howard Taft was an enduring presence, decided not to run for additional successive presidential terms. Trump is a persistent presence in the Biden years by hectoring his successor and laying the groundwork for a third presidential campaign.

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