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The Case for Trump

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Victor Davis Hanson

Donald Trump's unorthodox and aggressive approach to politics was aimed at addressing the deep-rooted issues contributing to American decline. Unlike previous candidates like John McCain and Mitt Romney, Trump embraced nationalistic economic populism and defeated establishment veteran Hillary Clinton. Despite facing relentless media attacks, Trump's presidency has brought about increased economic prosperity and ushered in an era of "Trumpism" in American politics, marked by radical changes to the traditional political landscape.

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What's it about?

The book "The Case for Trump," published in 2019, tells the story of how a businessman and reality TV star, who didn't have experience in politics, managed to outform his Republican competitors and Hillary Clinton to become the US president. The book also explains how Trump, despite facing a lot of criticism from the media, has successfully implemented his policies.

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Donald Trump's unorthodox and aggressive approach to politics was aimed at addressing the deep-rooted issues contributing to American decline. Unlike previous candidates like John McCain and Mitt Romney, Trump embraced nationalistic economic populism and defeated establishment veteran Hillary Clinton. Despite facing relentless media attacks, Trump's presidency has brought about increased economic prosperity and ushered in an era of "Trumpism" in American politics, marked by radical changes to the traditional political landscape.

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Trump's two main campaign issues successfully resonated with a polarized United States.

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The amalgamation of Trump's policies and his persona played a crucial role in garnering support from the American public.

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Outdated and ineffective Republican and Democratic ideologies contributed to the amplification of Trump's unconventional message.

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Conditions for Trump's victory in 2016 were shaped by his populism and the corrupt insiderism of Hillary Clinton.

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Trump has faced much more elevated expectations compared to other recent presidents.

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