Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said former President Trump was successful as a politician in part because of his ability to connect with Americans who felt left behind. “What really struck me, and maybe it’s because I’m a political scientist, is that the conditions that produced a populist leader, who had never been in government before, was something I think a lot of us had not paid much attention to, frankly,” Rice said this week on an episode of “The Carlos Watson Show.” “He touched the nerve of people who felt left out by globalization, who felt diminished by elites,” she added.