We asked residents of some of the counties that were crucial to Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory to sum up using just ONE WORD why they think Trump won. Some of the answers—“jobs,” “Obamacare”—were predictable. But the two words we heard most often will surprise anyone, especially those in the media who accused his campaign of peddling fear, cynicism and hatred.
This video was originally featured as a part of the Washington Examiner’s series The Race to 2020: The people and places that will define a presidency. You can read more about Robeson County, see more videos, or use the form below to get email updates about future updates.