Parkland survivor David Hogg said younger voters are looking for political leaders who are more like them in one very important — but often overlooked — way.
The gun safety activist appeared Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” where he pointed to an underreported trend in American politics as a new generation of voters starts casting ballots.
“I think one important factor is the fact that, when it comes to voting for people, young people,” Hogg said, “we are starting to see this shift in America that not only around voting for young people, but around the fact that when wealthier people are running, younger people are starting to think, why would these people want to fix the world that, quite frankly, a lot of us think that they messed up.”
“Like the president being a billionaire,” he added, as co-host Mika Brzezinski chuckled. “These people that are creating a lot of the problems we he face as a nation right now are coming back into politics and saying they want to solve them, when in reality they’re in it for themselves — and that’s the truth.”
LISTEN: Here’s the creepy broadcast at Trump’s rally telling supporters the right way to deal with protesters
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump officially kicked off his 2020 re-election campaign in Orlando, Florida.
Those who entered the venue were treated to a pleasant female voice booming out instructions to protestors — and a creepy warning.
"While we all have the rights to free speech, this is a private event paid for and hosted by Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., and you came to hear the president," said the voice. "To accommodate the right to free speech and peaceful assembly, while ensuring an orderly rally, we have provided a secure area outside the venue for all protesters, and we ask anyone wishing to demonstrate to please exit to that secure area."
Trump had two goals in ramping up pressure on Iran — and he’s failing at both: CNN
That being said, the president clearly believes he can bully Iran into unconditional submission to whatever the United States demands. And Iran is having none of it, escalating its own acts of maritime aggression and proclaiming they have missile technology capable of striking U.S. aircraft carriers.
Ukrainian-Russian developer with Trump Tower Moscow ties suing after getting bilked for $200,000 at inauguration
It is illegal for foreigners to donate to presidential inaugurations, but a new lawsuit sheds light on how wealthy foreigners attempted to buy access to the Trump administration.
"A Ukrainian-Russian developer who wanted access to President Trump’s inauguration filed a lawsuit on Tuesday saying he was bilked out of the $200,000 he paid for what he thought would be V.I.P. tickets to the event," The New York Times reported Tuesday.
"The developer, Pavel Fuks, who once discussed a Moscow real estate project with Mr. Trump, said in the lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, that he had paid the money to a firm at the direction of Yuri Vanetik, a prominent Republican fund-raiser and sometime lobbyist," the newspaper explained. "But, the lawsuit said, Mr. Vanetik failed to come through with the promised tickets, and Mr. Fuks ended up watching the inauguration from a Washington hotel bar."