'Reformocons' vs. Trump on Economy

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LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 23, 2016: Donald Trump is flanked by sons Eric (Right) and Donald Jr. (Left) during Mr. Trump's victory speech after Nevada caucus, Las Vegas, NV.

The "Reformocon" movement seeks to cut taxes for working people. If you think that sounds like "liberalism lite," Reihan SalamNational Review executive editor and Slate columnist, says think again. He says it's rewarding people who are aspirational, and it especially promotes the idea that the working class can trust the Republican party.

Salam, who co-authored Grand New Party: How Conservatives Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream (Doubleday, 2008), talks about the new wave conservatives who believe that safety nets, public services and even immigration, are fundamental to entrepreneurial capitalism, and contrasts his stance against Trump's economic speech.