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Noah Rothman Explains The Rise of Donald Trump

Noah Rothman and Tom Nichols join Ben to discuss the man currently dominating the Republican primary.


Donald Trump continues to lead in the polls and surge ahead of the Republican primary pack. Many wonder why though. Today on the Federalist Radio Hour, Ben speaks with Noah Rothman and Tom Nichols to figure out the phenomenon.

The assistant online editor at Commentary magazine, Rothman says that Trump’s a product of the news cycle. He argues that during “a sleepy media month” news outlets have picked up on Trump’s antics to push headlines.

A Senior Contributor at the Federalist, Nichols believes that the root of Trump’s appeal is his outsider status and personality, not his accomplishments or abilities

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