When it was first rumoured that Donald Trump would run for president, the comedians laughed.

So, what is it? What makes him attractive to so many Americans? Celebrity? People want their celebrities to be trashy? People love rich people? And Trump promised to make everyone rich. Is it hostility to Clinton and her ilk? Republicans love to hate the Clintons. Trump says Hillary Clinton belongs in jail.

Is it reaction to Obama? Is it white rage? White counter-revolution? Is Trump inflaming and exploiting a culture war dividing the US?

Marwan Bishara explains what makes Donald Trump attractive to so many Americans.

Editor's note: This clip was originally published on November 15, 2016.

Source: Al Jazeera