“In his short time on the political stage, Donald Trump has commandeered the national conservative movement, remade the Republican Party in his image, and used his office to confer untold value on the Trump brand,” staff writer McKay Coppins reports in a new cover story for The Atlantic. “Between their business holdings and their political influence, the Trumps could remain a fixture of American life for generations. The question now dividing his children is not just which of them will get to take up the mantle when he’s gone—but how the family will attempt to shape the country in the years ahead.”
In the October issue cover story, “Succession,” published today at The Atlantic, Coppins takes readers inside the fight among the Trump children—namely Ivanka and Don Jr.—to succeed their father and rule the next generation of their family’s real-estate empire and political dynasty. Through dozens of interviews with White House officials, campaign aides, and people close to the Trumps, Coppins reports on the family’s multigenerational path to the White House, and the power struggle that’s now pitting the Trump siblings against each other—a battle marked by old grievances and petty rivalries—for control of the family dynasty.