Mr. Hurt said he is eager to build on the strong foundation and powerful name recognition of The Washington Times as a conservative voice in the national political debate, expanding on the work of Mr. Keene and Mr. Pruden.
"Donald Trump had the last laugh when he walked out on the stage to deliver his concession speech," Mr. Hurt claimed. "For weeks and months we have been told that Mr. Trump cannot handle losing. His entire campaign is built around winning every time. And if he loses Iowa, we were told again and again and again, Mr. Trump would fall apart. The first chink in his armor would utterly crumple him to the ground. Only, instead, Mr. Trump came out with his family and delivered a wonderfully gracious and funny and hopeful concession speech and told his supporters how honored he was to come in second place in Iowa."