Participation in Government – Mr. Berman Aim #2: How did Donald Trump win the Republican nomination to run for president of the United States? Introduction: Primaries and Caucuses Primaries: Caucuses: Where are the first primary and the first caucus held every presidential election year?: Super Tuesday: National Conventions: Video #2: “Trump’s Road to the White House” from Frontline (January 2017) Key Events in Trump’s run for the Republican nomination (June 2015-May 2016) 1. Trump’s announcement of his candidacy 2. Trump’s remarks in Iowa about Republican Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain Describe what happened and how this event either helped or hurt Trump in winning the Republican nomination to run for president. 3. 1st Republican debate / Megyn Kelly controversy 4. Trump Rallies 5. Attacks on Trump by the Republican establishment Analysis Questions: Which event above do you feel was MOST important in Donald Trump ultimately winning the Republican nomination to run for president? Why? Republican pollster Frank Luntz states in the film that Donald Trump’s critics view his tactics as “fear-mongering,” while his supporters view it as “truth-telling.” Which label do you think is more appropriate, and why?
Trump Gets the Republican Nomination Activity
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