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I saw this short interview on CNN: https://youtu.be/Tsy3ESLbzAo The host talks to Brian Rosenwald, who wrote a book called Talk Radio's America. Judging from the segment, the thesis is that conservative talk radio hosts are primarily responsible for Trump winning in 2016. Rosenwald argues that over the last few decades, entertaining conservatives like Rush Limbaugh have established an aggressive, anti-liberal style that voters found in Trump. I'm not sure how this explains Hillary winning the popular vote. I guess I'll have to read the book. Personally, I'm still of the opinion that Trump had a better campaign strategy. He wasn't focused on raising dollars. He was focused on winning.
Hillary Clinton blamed the election loss partly on Vladimir Putin, saying he had a "personal beef" with her and ordered his people to hack emails. Apparently she once accused him of rigging a Russian election in 2011, and 2016 was his revenge on her. So, the story has slightly changed, I think. At first she wanted us to believe that Putin was trying to help his buddy, Trump, win. But now the story is that he was actually holding a grudge and getting revenge on her for something she said five years ago. I automatically doubt whatever Clinton says. So now I'm wondering if this revision has anything to do with Trump's threat to investigate her corruption. Perhaps he'll be less likely to go after her, if she invents this new motive for Putin, which has less to do with Trump and Putin being buddies, and more to do with Hillary and Putin being enemies.