May 4, 2016
The 2016 Presidential election is creating confusion among the country’s top political minds. Donald Trump started as a comical blip on the road to the White House. Few in Republicans and Democrats took his candidacy seriously—but now with three months until the convention, Trump is leading in the delegate count. So, how did a candidate who was viewed as a reality star joke turn into a serious contender for President of the United States? Does the media give too much attention to Trump and sway the opinion of American voters? Or do American voters get the news they deserve? Join the IOP as it welcomes New York Times Op-Ed Columnist Frank Bruni as he explores the transactional relationship of the media and the American electorate.
From New York Times’ Chief Food Critic to Op-Ed Columnist, Frank Bruni has written and discussed a range of topics in his distinguished career. Bruni has overcome an eating disorder and homophobia to become the first openly gay Times columnist. He is the author of four books, the most recent of which examines the high-stakes college application process. Recently, he has written repeatedly about the rise of Donald Trump and the great divides within the Republican Party as well as larger issues within both primary races.
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