SundayReview|Donald Trump’s Art of the New Deal? – New York Times
Who, then, will decide the party’s direction, Mr. Trump or Mr. Ryan? A useful precedent is the Republicans’ intraparty conflicts after the 1952 election, when another novice politician Republican, Dwight D. Eisenhower, was opposed by conservatives. The differences between the two men are manifold: Eisenhower was the nation’s greatest war hero, a dignified man of preternatural calm, who was also the president of Columbia University. Mr. Trump avoided the Vietnam-era draft and is better known for his inflammatory tweets and stream-of-consciousness stump speeches. Yet like Mr. Trump, Eisenhower, the first Republican president elected in 20 years, was not especially ideological. And like Mr. Trump, he was suspected of being a closet Democrat.