White House Rivalries in History; Faith in the Oval Office; Religion and the Presidency 2.17.20

White House Rivalries in History; Faith in the Oval Office; Religion and the Presidency

Tevi Troy

  • Former White House staffer & presidential historian notes famous tumultuous rivalries in administrations of both parties throughout history
  • From Truman to Trump, the modern White House has been filled with ambitious people ‘playing for the highest stakes’
  • Can presidents limit infighting?

Dr. Gary Smith

  • ‘The Character and Convictions of Washington and Lincoln’
  • Bible writers & Greek philosophers have noted the character of rulers is closely associated with the well-being of their subjects
  • All presidents have had personal flaws, some also exemplary character and extraordinary political vision