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by Hannah Leitheiser

Magic Wand

The Case for Trump

Victor Davis Hanson




"Obama: Even though we've recovered, people feel like the ground under their feet isn't quite as solid. If they're feeling insecure, and offered a reason to feel more secure, people are going to be tempted by it. [Trump] says 'I'm going to negotiate a better deal. How? What magic wand to you have? The answer is, he doesn't have an answer.'

Trump believed he had just that magic wand in his use of deregulation, tax cuts, energy production, investment credits, trade fairness, reduction in illegal immigration and he assumed he could negotiate a better deal use the power and influence of the United States in insist on reciprocal trade." - Victor Davis Hanson, The Case for Trump (2019)