On Twitter I often see from some of the Right this refrain of a certain action being why we got Trump. This time it was media distain for Conservatives. This was based on a Chris Hayes tweet that a significant portion of Trump supporters agree with Roseanne. We can quibble about whether it’s significant or not but that’s not why we got Trump. In the 2016 Republican primaries Donald Trump got 14M votes. Everyone else got 17M votes. Prior to the April 19 and forward primaries (where the race was all but over and most of the states were in the northeast) Trump didn’t crack 50% of the primary vote in any state. He got only 45% of the primary vote but 61% of the delegates because many states are winner take all. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Results_of_the_Republican_Party_presidential_primaries,_2016 The reason we got Trump is because of a crowded Republican field where the vote was split. Had it been a two-way race would Trump have received the most votes? And in the general election he got lucky that he faced an absolute horrible candidate with an awful campaign strategy (Hillary didn’t even visit states like a Wisconsin and Minnesota) plus a TON of free media. So please spare me the you got Trump because the media is mean to conservatives hot take. That’s not why we got Trump.