Donald Trump was not the first presidential candidate to want to ''Make America Great Again". Ronald Reagan's successful 1980 campaign led with the same pledge before the former Hollywood actor, union leader and California governor won office and undoubtedly changed the country and its politics throughout his eight years in the White House. But is that where the similarities between the 40th and 45th presidents end?

Former executive assistant to Ronald Reagan, Peggy Grande, discussed the man, the president and his lasting impact on politics today during a public event hosted by the United States Studies Centre. USSC Non-Resident Senior Fellow and former US congressional advisor Bruce Wolpe moderated the discussion.