When Donald Trump joined the 2016 presidential race, many Americans did not take him seriously. Even after he won primaries and secured the nomination, millions assumed he had no chance of actually becoming president.
But he did.
And almost four years after Trump launched his White House bid, most of his critics are still dumbfounded as to how he ever gained any traction, much less won a major party nomination and a general election.
Trump foes chalk up his political success to everything from Russian election meddling to James Comey to the Electoral College to women voting as their husbands tell them. But Hoover Institution scholar and author Victor Davis Hanson says the real reasons for Trump’s victory are much simpler and he believes Trump is in decent position for re-election.
Hanson is the author of “The Case for Trump.”
Listen to the full podcast as Prof. Hanson explains why the working class in Middle America went for the Manhattan billionaire, what’s real and what’s fiction about the so-called Deep State, and why the Democrats running for president might be the best advertisement Trump could possibly have for 2020.