What Donald Trump could learn from Ronald Reagan

February 8, 2016 Sheila Blackford

Former Miller Center Fellow Emily Charnock has an article in the New Statesman about what Donald Trump could learn from Ronald Reagan. Charnock outlines important differences between the two politicians. Both used their celebrity to gain attention but Reagan was part of an organized political movement and had a long history in the political realm. She notes Reagan’s early entry into politics, including in 1964, when Reagan “grabbed headlines with a televised speech on behalf of the Republican presidential candidate, Barry Goldwater—a bright spot in Goldwater’s otherwise ignominious campaign.”

Read Charnock’s full article.