Bold TV’s new format has allowed us to pick one topic and dive into it. This week we’re discussing Donald Trump’s success.
On Election Night — yes, we’re still talking about Election night — many were shocked when Donald Trump became the President Elect. How did this happen?
Some say it was President Obama’s policies and the culture of Obama’s America: a liberal media, the social justice movement and the rise of political correctness. This disenfranchised a lot of America who made their feelings known on November 8 when they elected Donald Trump.
Some say that Trump tapped into our country’s racism, xenophobia and white nationalism.
Was it one of these factors who created a Trump presidency? Or something else entirely?
Our hosts, Carrie and Clay sit down with David Grasso, Bold’s Business Editor. He acts as a neutral political analyst to give us his insight on the country’s perceptions of Trump, Clinton and Obama. We are also joined by Alyona Minkovski who debates Carrie on this topic in the next segment.
David gives us an overview of the country leading up to Election Night.
“The reality is that Hillary Clinton lost because of the Rust Belt. It’s not just Barack Obama, it’s generations of a political class that ignored the region. Of course, we’re all bi-coastal elites…you know we do live in a bubble…Look at the Rust Belt.. these are all places where Hillary Clinton lost…it’s not necessarily anyone’s fault but its generations of a political class that ignored the problem. Put up the election map and compare it to the Rust Belt map and you’re gonna see exactly there.”
After this conversation with David, we start our debate! Did President Obama contribute to the rise of Donald Trump?
Watch our pre-debate discussion here or on our Facebook page.