Oct 07, 2015
Mike Barnicle explains Donald Trump’s sustained popularity

As Donald Trump continues to surprise his critics, maintaining the lead in the Republican primary polls, Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle explains his sustained popularity this way: “This is a country that lives of the moment. Most families live paycheck to paycheck. Very few families are thinking about the general election, still a year off. But if you talk to people, anecdotally, and you ask them ‘what do you think about the elections and these guys running for president?’—‘Trump.’ Who do you think would be the strongest dealing against the Russians?’—‘Trump.’ They haven’t thought about it beyond the level of name recognition and the power of the personage on TV.” Watch the conversation only on MSNBC.