History Will Look Kindly on Trump, No Matter What

To think otherwise requires a gross misunderstanding of how — and by whom — history is recorded

Donald Trump on September 28, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Photo: The Washington Post/Getty Images

Ever since November 8, 2016, when Donald Trump won the election to become president of the United States, a cottage industry arose speculating about what history books would say about his tenure. Immediately after the…