The founding myth of Trumpism is a fake

The founding myth of Trumpism is a fake

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Former President Donald Trump has always kept a keen eye on the crowd size of his events, but his high-profile debut down an escalator and into the political world may not have been what it seemed. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explores where Trump’s crowd size obsession began.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4564395/user-clip-trump-you-famous-escalator-scene-escalator-looked-academy-awards

The Escalator Ride That Changed America

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/06/14/donald-trump-campaign-announcement-tower-escalator-oral-history-227148/

Former Trump aide says campaign paid actors to appear at his 2016 presidential announcement

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-aide-says-paid-actors-for-2016-campaign-announcement-2021-7?utmSource=twitter&utmContent=referral&utmTerm=topbar&referrer=twitter
Michael Cohen sentenced to three years in prison after admitting he covered up Trump’s ‘dirty deeds’

https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/12/politics/michael-cohen-sentencing/index.html

Trump aide says campaign paid actors to appear at 2016 announcement despite earlier denial

https://money.yahoo.com/trump-aide-says-campaign-paid-143314461.html

The top 5 Sean Spicer quotes

https://www.cnn.com/2017/07/21/politics/sean-spicer-five-best-quotes/index.html

President Trump’s crowd-size estimates: Increasingly unbelievable

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/11/19/president-trumps-crowd-size-estimates-increasingly-unbelievable/

Trump shakes up campaign leadership as he struggles in latest polls

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/15/politics/trump-campaign-manager-demoted/index.html

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