The founding myth of Trumpism is a fake
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.
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