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Rohit Aggarwala

Amend the Constitution to Prevent Another Trump

The last four years have shown how little presidential misbehavior is constrained by law.

It’s time to break up.

It’s time to break up.

Photographer: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

Much of the relief felt from President-elect Joe Biden’s victory is in the return to a presidency based on behavioral norms. President Donald Trump’s years in office reminded us how important those norms are, and also proved that many of them have little or no legal force. 

One of the Biden administration’s first steps should be to propose a constitutional amendment to establish the most important presidential standards in law — an amendment that would be in keeping with American constitutional history.