- Ben-Ghiat: To have any impact on Trump, citizens have to approach those who can influence him
- Now Trump broadcasts his personal insults to millions, and some who hear and read him likely see themselves as bound to act on his behalf
Ruth Ben-Ghiat is a professor of history and Italian studies at New York University. The opinions in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)It sounds like something out of a political thriller. A union leader calls out a politician for lying about the number of jobs he is saving with a deal. The politician retaliates by insulting him publicly on Twitter.