Behind the scenes at MSNBC's exclusive town hall with Donald Trump
Consider a political outsider who is tapping into voter anger, delivering a populist message and drawing raucous thousands to rallies. He wants the hedge fund managers to pay more taxes and argues that there should be healthcare for everyone. Sound familiar?
“You’re describing Donald Trump,” the Republican candidate confidently said during MSNBC’s exclusive town hall Wednesday night in Charleston, South Carolina. Except ”Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski had her mind on someone else.
“Actually, I was describing Bernie Sanders,” said Brzezinski, who moderated the event along with “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough. Her exchange with Trump perfectly encapsulates just how unusual 2016 is: The GOP front-runner actually has quite a lot in common with a leading candidate from the opposing party.
Photographer Mark Peterson went behind the scenes in Charleston to provide an exclusive look at MSNBC’s town hall with Trump.
These photographs were shot on assignment by photographer Mark Peterson for MSNBC Photography as part of his on-going body of work “Political Theater” which examines the landscape of the American political system.