What Your Brain Really Thinks About Donald Trump

Rick Shenkman joins us on Political Wire Conversations to explain why so many of us are susceptible to politicians’ manipulations – and why so many don’t seem to care.

Shenkman is the author of Political Animals: How Our Stone-Age Brain Gets in the Way of Smart Politics. Highly recommended.

Special thanks to the Cook Political Report for sponsoring this episode.

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  • So, so tired of this pop-psych nonsense. If Trump is a primordial alpha male and master “persuader” that our brains are hard-wired to respond to, from whence comes his historically bad 66% unfavorable rating?

    I don’t expect much from the media these days except for fact-free fluff, but this stuff is worse than fact-free, it’s immediately, obviously, and demonstrably wrong.

  • Lee

    This is your brain on Trump.