Wright Breaks Down Political Relationship between Trump and California in USA Today

Friday, Sep 20, 2019

Lauren Wright is quoted extensively in USA Today, "Trump slaps down California on auto emissions standard in latest salvo against Golden State."

Lauren A. Wright is Associate Research Scholar in Politics and Public Affairs at Princeton University,  where she teaches courses on The Presidency and Executive Power, Women and Politics, and Political Communication, and she is a CSDP faculty associate. Star Power: American Democracy in the Age of the Celebrity Candidate (Routledge 2019) identifies and measures the attributes of celebrities that make them well-equipped to win campaigns and yet poorly prepared to govern effectively. Wright is a frequent guest political analyst and has appeared on CNN, C-SPAN, Fox News, and MSNBC.

“When Trump calls California a disgrace, he is not risking alienating voters who would have otherwise supported him,” she said. “He's also putting California politicians in a difficult situation. Would they really refuse federal aid to help the homeless population in their cities because of political differences with the president?”