Trump and the Road Less Traveled


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It was a presidential campaign like no other. A blockbuster election season that all started with the famous escalator ride. Donald Trump made the entire political class uncomfortable with speeches like this one: "Our movement is about replacing a failed and corrupt political establishment, where the new government is controlled by you, the American people. There is nothing the political establishment will not do, no lie that they won’t tell to hold their prestige and power at your expense. The Washington establishment and the financial and media corporations that fund it exist for only one reason - to protect and enrich themselves," Trump said. The road less traveled was soon populated with tens of millions of Americans. Trumpism caught on with political rallies that were far outside the norm. Make America Great Again became far more than a hat slogan. This was the start of a love affair between Trump and the people. Trump was a total and complete outsider that threatened their very existence. Did we expect that the establishment would welcome Donald Trump with open arms? Trump wasn’t part of the club? On this special episode of The Voice of a Nation, Malcolm takes a look back with footage from Trump that both inspired and threatened...

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