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Victor Davis Hanson: Trump, Class, and the 2016 Election

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Victor Davis Hanson: Trump, Class, and the 2016 Election

Donald Trump’s rise as a front-runner in the 2016 presidential primaries may be a surprising development, but according to Victor Davis Hanson, it isn’t without explanation. Hanson discusses why Trump’s radical proposals on immigration and trade are finding receptive audiences who are willing to tolerate his inflammatory rhetoric. Hanson closes with an assessment of what Trump’s candidacy will look like should he secure the Republican nomination, describing the 2016 election as a choice not between good and bad but between bad and worse.