Fareed Zakaria, who is hosting a CNN special titled “Why Trump Won” on Monday night, offered a short version of the answer on Monday morning’s New Day. Basically, Zakaria said, it’s because of people like him.
Zakaria posited that Trump’s victory was a “class rebellion” against the elites.
“The election of Donald Trump is really a kind of class rebellion against people like us,” Trump said. “Educated professionals who live in cities, who have cosmopolitan views about things.”
As such, the CNN host is skeptical that Trump’s support has eroded to any significant degree. Zakaria doesn’t believe the Trump crowd would suddenly admit that the elites were right about their man.
“[I]magine what it would mean for them to say, you know what? I was wrong about Donald Trump and The New York Times was right.’ They’re not going to do that,” Zakaria said. “There’s a lot of stickiness to his support.”
Zakaria went on to say that Trump supporters exhibit “almost like a tribal team loyalty.”
“I don’t have a good answer for what will shake it,” he added
Watch above, via CNN.
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