Hiram College professor Jason Johnson was quoted in the Politico article “The GOP’s economic opportunity” about Donald Trump and the economic message of the Republican presidential candidates.
“The problem right now for all these candidates is that we have settled into this general state of national dismay. No one is happy and no one really believes that anyone can fix it anymore,” said Jason Johnson, a political historian and professor at Hiram College. “People gravitate to Trump because he’s made money and built stuff and been very successful. None of the other Republican candidates can really say that and will have a hard time convincing anyone they have the answers.”
“The fact is that Americans really like rich people as long they understand how they made their money,” said Johnson. “And Trump has built stuff. None of these other guys can really make the same case he’s making.”