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CNN reflects on “Why Trump Won” in special report

CNN will examine the forces that propelled President Donald Trump to the White House in the new special Why Trump Won. The new CNN Report explores the factors that led to Trump’s ...
July 26, 2017

CNN will examine the forces that propelled President Donald Trump to the White House in the new special Why Trump Won.

The new CNN Report explores the factors that led to Trump’s presidential win and the signals that many missed along the way. The special’s host, Fareed Zakaria, even admits that he “got it wrong.”

Zakaria reports on the dire situation in many American communities, where families are falling apart with depression, drugs, desperation and resentment, replacing what had been flourishing middle-class optimism.

Why Trump Won shows how Trump has worked towards the White House for decades, attending his first Republican National convention in 1988 and competing for the Reform Party nomination in 1999. Through print and digital media, Trump has carefully tailored his political messages over the years.

Those bringing insight into Trump’s historic win include conservative culture columnist and author, David Brooks; political historian and author, Thomas Frank; journalist and author George Packer; Trump ghost writer Tony Schwartz; and statistician and author Nate Silver.

Why Trump Won will premiere July 31, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CNN/U.S. and CNN International.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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