“The diminishing trust that people have in their institutions of governance, towards their system generally—that is the issue that needs to be addressed,” former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman says. “I would say to the next president, within 30 days of getting elected, or maybe 50 days, agree to a goal. A common goal.”
In the video above—the latest in a series from Slate, 92Y, and New America—the 2012 presidential candidate and former ambassador to China offers advice for the next president of the United States. Each Monday this election season, we’ll publish a short video in which a policy-maker, writer, or thinker gives the next commander in chief a few pointers on how to handle the highest office in the land.
Huntsman argues the next chief executive should try to reestablish the American people’s trust in government by setting an achievable goal, and seeing it through to completion, within his or her first year in office. He also suggests a bestselling book with some lessons the next president would do well to learn.
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