The secret to Donald Trump's success might be his physical attractiveness, study concludes

President Donald Trump has insisted the mainstream media is pushing “FAKE NEWS!” and has called journalists the “enemy of the people.”

What follows might give him a reason to rethink that opinion.

Trump’s success at winning votes — and the same success of his fellow Republican politicians, who control both houses of Congress — just might be due to their physical attractiveness.

Jan-Erik Lonnqvist, a professor of social psychology at the University of Helsinki, published a study last month that concludes conservative voters in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere value good looks in political candidates more than liberal voters. The study falls into line with a plethora of earlier research that shows good-looking people tend to earn more money and achieve greater success than those of average looks.