If Trump Loses, Prepare for the Most Chaotic Presidential Transition Imaginable

If Trump loses in 2020, the political discussion has focused on either a coup or a normal transition — with most people expecting a normal transition. I don’t anticipate a coup, but rather than a “normal” transition, we should consider a scenario where we have the “presidential transition from hell”.

Let’s start with some context. Trump’s been a consistently unpopular president. Through June 2019, Trump has averaged about a 40% approval rating (the worst performance of any president since polling…