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Could the Silent Majority Win the Election For Trump?

Presidential nominee Donald Trump has claimed that he represents the country's silent majority. But who is in this silent majority?

Early in Trump's campaign, he said "the silent majority is back." This was a nod to when President Richard Nixon referenced the "silent majority" shortly after taking office in 1969. Nixon was referring to those that agreed with him about the war in Vietnam but were much quieter than the outspoken anti-war protestors.

Why would Trump use a sentiment from Nixon, someone who was disgraced in office and impeached? Well, it could be that he's attempting to appeal to Nixon-inspired voters, because as it turns out, Trump and Nixon aren't all that different. Watch the video above to find out why.

Learn More:

NPR: Trump Champions The 'Silent Majority,' But What Does That Mean In 2016? Nixon calls on the "silent majority"

PBS: The Silent Majority

The Washington Post: Donald Trump likes to talk about the 'silent majority.' For many, that has racial overtones.