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The Case for Trump


Victor Davis Hanson (View Bio)
Hardcover: Basic Books, 2019.

The Case for Trump

In The Case for Trump, award-winning historian and political commentator Victor Davis Hanson explains why America needed—and needs—President Donald J. Trump as well as how a celebrity businessman with no political or military experience triumphed over sixteen well-qualified Republican rivals, a Democrat with a quarter-billion-dollar war chest, and a hostile media and Washington establishment to become president of the United States–and an extremely successful president.

Trump alone saw a political opportunity in defending the working people of America’s interior whom the coastal elite of both parties had come to scorn, Hanson argues. And Trump alone had the instincts and energy to pursue this opening to victory, dismantle a corrupt old order, and bring long-overdue policy changes at home and abroad. After decades of drift, America needs the outsider Trump to do what normal politicians would not and could not do—a fact that explains the furor directed at Trump by the political and media status quo.

"President Trump is…a political maestro with an impressive record in office who champions forgotten Americans, argues this enthusiastic apologia. Hanson credits Trump’s tax cuts, deregulation initiatives, and hard-line stances on trade and foreign policy with igniting an economic boom and advancing America’s national interests. Trump has also, he argues, revolutionized American politics with crude, blunt rhetoric and a populist vision that addresses the beleaguered white working class that feels threatened by globalization, mass immigration, and left-wing identity politics. Hanson is shrewd and insightful on Trump’s appeal…and on the disdain with which liberal (and Never-Trump Republican) politicians, media, and celebrities portray Trump’s supporters as bigots and losers…. This is one of the smartest conservative defenses of Trump yet published." — Publishers Weekly

"A brilliant and bracing analysis from one of the great thinkers and writers of our time, and a farmer to boot—Victor Davis Hanson. Victor Davis Hanson understood the circumstances that gave rise to Donald Trump early on, how the president has made long overdue changes, and why his enemies seek to destroy him." — Mark R. Levin

"As a great historian, Victor Davis Hanson makes the case for President Trump with unique insights and historic understanding and clarity. A must-read for everyone who supports the President or wants to understand this moment in history." — Newt Gingrich

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