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How an Iowa family helped Dan Balz understand Trump's appeal

Clip: Season 2016 | 1m 24s | Video has closed captioning.

It was January 2016. Before any votes had been cast. Donald Trump had spent months leading the Republican primary polls. Longtime Washington Post reporter Dan Balz met a family in Iowa that helped "crystallize" Trump's appeal with voters in America's heartland. The Swearingen family had been lifelong Democrats and voted for Barack Obama, but Trump was their candidate of choice this time.

Aired: 12/06/16

Rating: NR

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