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Former Republican messaging maven brings his analysis of the GOP's Trumpian trend to Tallahassee's Midtown Reader

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A one-time top campaign adviser to the Republican Party now finds himself part of a small "never-Trump" minority. Tim Miller has written a book on how the GOP literally shifted under their feet.
Miller crafted messaging for lots of moderate Republicans like Mitt Romney. But in 2015, he says everything changed with the rise of Donald Trump who found an eager grass-roots audience for HIS messages. As well as other politicians and a willing media megaphone.

"And what happened was those peoples' grievances and anger were exacerbated by a conservative eco-system. That was the other part of the 'Triangle-of-doom' that was telling them they should be upset and giving them phony enemies within and without, whether it's the caravan, or Sharia Law in schools. We could go down the whole list."

Miller, now an MSNBC analyst and a writer for "The Bulwark," will be at Tallahassee's Midtown Reader this Thursday evening, Sept. 15 at 7:00 p.m. He'll talk about his new book, "Why We Did It," on the takeover of the Republican Party by supporters of the former president. Midtown Reader is a WFSU Public Media supporter.

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Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, focusing on covering local personalities, issues, and organizations. He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas, and his home state of Maryland.

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