Victor Davis Hanson says Trump Must "Retire as Twitter Champ”Historians in the News
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A prominent political historian says President Donald Trump should end his daily Twitter wars with the world.
"Trump has proven far better than seasoned journalists and ego-driven celebrities at creating go-for-the-jugular put-downs of 240 characters or less," Victor Davis Hanson, a classicist and historian at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, writes in Thursday's National Review.
"So why should Trump still care what a minor journalist tweets about him to get much-needed attention? Why does the president need to keep pounding increasingly irrelevant former FBI Director James Comey, who has been reduced to tweeting anti-Trump slogans?"
Hanson — author of "The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won," published by Basic Books — says Trump can effectively run on his record without dashing off petty tweets.
"Trump's record has now transcended his Twitter ankle-biters, who have become ever shriller in seeking attention in the form of electronic counter-put-downs," Hanson writes. ...
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