“He’s not a protectionist, he just wants fair trade,” Black said.
Trump’s ascendancy to power is what sets him apart from his 44 predecessors, said Black, who also previously penned biographies of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Richard Nixon.
“He went to war with the political class,” Black said. “He attacked all of it. All factions in both parties. He attacked the Bushes a much as the Clintons and Obama. He attacked the national media, Hollywood, Wall Street, all of it.”
“He said it was all rotten and he got, basically, half the votes. So, the war goes on. But, people don’t seem to recognize the momentum of this. He was a joke candidate and then he won. He was unelectable, until he was elected.”