Historian: Trump's record, authenticity will carry him to victory

Friday, April 5, 2019
J.M. Phelps (OneNewsNow.com)

Donald Trump in baseball capThe radical leftist agenda simply doesn't connect with the heart of America – but that, says a New York Times best-selling author, is just one of the reasons why President Donald Trump will be reelected next year, hands down.

In the 2020 presidential election, says award-winning historian Dr. Victor Davis Hanson, "we are not going to be examining any unknown qualities [about Trump]." Voters, he points out, will have available for consideration the president's achievements while in office – including substantial economic growth, near-record peacetime unemployment, record minority unemployment, and monumental growth in the U.S. oil and gas industry.

Hanson also points out the sitting president has demonstrated a penchant for appointing strict constructionists to the Supreme Court – a critical characteristic the regular Fox News contributor describes as something "we haven't seen … from another Republican to the same degree as we have Trump."

In addition, he applauds the president's wisdom "to get out of the Iran deal, to remove the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord, and to force NATO countries to put up more money for their defense responsibilities."


In short, according to Hanson, the 45th president of the United States clearly exhibits the qualities of a person who has the best interest of the nation in mind.

But there's more, says Hanson: "Trump doesn't run his presidency in a vacuum."

While Trump's critics may believe the presidency is a "popularity contest," Hanson reminds them that there remains an election process based on the good and bad positions of candidates.

"A lot of people voted for President Trump [in 2016] because they couldn't abide the idea of President Hillary Clinton," says the political commentator contends. "[And] whether all Democrats know it yet or not, [the previous election] put the U.S. on a revolutionary spiral where today's radical position is considered passé the next day."

The Democratic Party, he argues, is becoming "evermore radical, left-wing socialist." And Hanson notes that despite what Democrats may believe, their party's primary debates and nominating convention will determine the eventual 2020 Democratic nominee who will "be burdened with an array of endorsements for issues."

Those issues – "none of which will poll 51 percent," says the author – will include such things as "reparations, permissible infanticide, cancellation of debt, abolition of ICE, abolition of the electoral college, 16-year-olds voting, Medicare for all, wealth tax, ninety percent income tax, and on and on."

"Those are not issues most Americans feel comfortable with," Hanson continues. "[And as a result,] Trump will be able to do as he did in 2016, to say 'I'm not Hillary'" – and in 2020, to say "I'm the only thing that stands between you, the voter, and a very strange, sort of all-encompassing socialism."

Looking back at Trump's 2016 campaign and the first two years of his presidency, Hanson cites two personal attributes the establishment media will always refuse to share with their audience: Trump's empathy and authenticity.

"For all his crassness, Trump has a degree of empathy that was not only surprising, but exceeded all the others," he explains. "[For example,] Hillary Clinton went into West Virginia and said she was going to put coal miners out of work permanently. Trump went in and said he loved big, beautiful coal."

And Trump's authenticity, the author says, includes "the hair, the tan, the long tie, the suit, and the Queensborough accent."

He points out Trump didn't modulate his accent or his attire to reach the people of America during the campaign. "[He] didn't put on flannel at the Indiana State Fair. He didn't say 'you-all' like Hillary does when she goes south of the Mason-Dixon line. And he didn't have the inner-city slang as Obama adopts."

According to Hanson, the people of America saw what "the elite" never understood: how "a millionaire Manhattan real estate insider" could be a better president than those who may have actually been considered more qualified by some. He maintains voters will see that again in 2020 and make Donald Trump a two-term president.

Editor's note: In his new book, "The Case for Trump," Victor Davis Hanson explains how Donald Trump unexpectedly triumphed over other political candidates in the 2016 election. The book was released on March 5, 2019.

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