Here is Larry Alton writing at American Thinker about the rise of our new president:
Now that the dust has settled, protests have largely come to an end, and Donald Trump has added the title of “president” to his name, it’s worthwhile to take a breath and look back at what transpired over the past 18 months.
How did the man that millions laughed at for so many months become President Donald Trump?
It’s actually fairly simple when you study it.
The Three Factors Fueling Trump’s Improbable Rise
To say that Trump’s rise to president was as simple as a three-pronged approach would be doing a disservice to all the people who spent many sleepless nights concocting intricate strategies, quelling dangerous lies from the left, and traveling to every corner of the country for the better part of a year and a half.
But with that said, it’s easy for us to look back on the Trump campaign — and the movement that swept the nation — and tie his success to three significant factors.
In this article, we’re going to take a look at each of these factors and what they meant to the businessman’s success.
1. A Frustrated Middle-Class
Perhaps the most telling factor in Trump’s success has been the massive collection of frustrated middle-class families. While the lower-class and upper-class overwhelmingly voted for Hillary Clinton, Trump cleaned up with the middle class. But before we touch on how he was able to do that, let’s take a look at why the middle-class feels so disenfranchised.
For starters, American families still earn roughly the same amount as they did in 1995 — right around $53,000. With all the talk from the Obama administration regarding an improved economy and lower unemployment rates, the middle class simply shrugged and said, “Where’s the proof?” For families that struggle with debt, it’s nearly impossible to gain financial leverage when household income has been stagnant for more than two decades.
Read more: American Thinker
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