But how much influence does a president have to bring back jobs lost to an evolving economy? What levers can a president use to revive a manufacturing industry that has been in decline for decades?
We talk to Amy Goldstein, Pulitzer Prize-winning Post reporter and author of “Janesville: An American Story” about what happens to a town when its factory closes. Plus, Scott Paul, the president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, tells us about what can be done to help the manufacturing industry.
Listen to the full episode below.
Each week, ‘Can He Do That?’ examines the powers and limitations of the American presidency, focusing on one area where Trump is seemingly breaking precedent. We answer the critical questions about what today’s news means for the future of the highest office in the nation.