After Trump, will the presidency recede a bit for Americans?

  • FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2020, file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump watch a video during a campaign event in Lansing, Mich. (Nicole Hester/ Arbor News via AP, File)

WASHINGTON — Calvin Coolidge, known by some as “Silent Cal” during his time in the White House, used his autobiography to live up to his nickname. “The words of a president,” he wrote in 1929 after leaving office, “have an enormous weight and ought not to be used indiscriminately.”