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As President Barack Obama winds down his eight years in the White House and President-elect Donald Trump prepares to be inaugurated on Friday, TIME History asked a variety of experts to weigh in on a question: How do you think historians of the future will talk about on his time in Office? Where will he fit in the ranks of presidents past? While all agreed that his presidency was historic--and that there's a lot we can't know until time passes--opinions differed on what his most lasting legacy will be. Below is a selection of the answers they submitted by email and phone: ...