Putting the pop in politics, by Alyssa Rosenberg

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A ll the way back in August 2015, when it still seemed utterly bizarre not simply that Donald Trump had entered the Republican field of candidates for the presidency but also was leading it, my colleague Sonny Bunch wrote a post suggesting that pop culture had, unwittingly, laid the groundwork for Trump’s run.

Movies like “Primary Colors,” “The American President” and “Bulworth” had made a fetish out of politicians who broke with tradition and gave the American people the straight talk they deserved. Hollywood promised us liberal fact-slingers.

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Alyssa Rosenberg blogs about pop culture for The Washington Post.

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