- Hemmings: It's hard to know whether Trump's foreign policy tweets represent actual future positions of his administration
- US presidents are notoriously dependent on the other branches of government
John Hemmings is a Doctoral Researcher at the London School of Economics and an Adjunct Fellow at CSIS in Washington. The opinions in this article belong to the author
(CNN)When the Financial Times and Time magazine both named President-elect Trump as their person of the year, the publications did so as less of a plaudit and more of a recognition that his election is a pivotal event for the West.