Why is Donald Trump so appealing to American voters?

'Everyone could use a mean tweet and some cheap gas,' says supporter as the young and evangelicals flock to support former president

Candy hearts with Trump phrases
Polls suggest that Trump and his many slogans are winning the hearts of a growing number of voters
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Donald Trump has claimed another victory in his battle for the White House by adding former Republican primary rival Ron DeSantis to his ever-growing flock of supporters. 

DeSantis, the governor of Florida, spent tens of millions of dollars pitching himself as a younger, less chaotic version of the former president. But there was a "fatal flaw in the plan," said The Telegraph's deputy US editor Rozina Sabur. DeSentis "reckoned on a Republican Party that had tired of the 77-year-old, criminally indicted Trump", yet "it took just one state to vote in the party's nomination contest to shatter that illusion".

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