CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Monday called President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Republican threatens to push for Rosenstein impeachment unless he testifies Judge suggests Trump’s tweet about Stormy Daniels was ‘hyperbole’ not defamation Rosenstein faces Trump showdown MORE's election a “class rebellion” against elite educated professionals in the U.S., including himself and other CNN figures.

“The election of Donald Trump is really a kind of a class rebellion against people like us, educated professionals who live in cities who have cosmopolitan views about a lot of things,” Zakaria said on CNN’s "New Day," previewing an upcoming special report about why Trump won the presidency.

“I think there’s a whole part of America that’s sick and tired of being told what to do by this overeducated professional elite that Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton2016 pollsters erred by not weighing education on state level, says political analyst Could President Trump's talk of a 'red wave' cause his supporters to stay home in midterms? Dem group targets Trump in M voter registration campaign: report MORE in many ways perfectly represented, and that’s why they’re sticking with him,” Zakaria continued.


Zakaria also highlighted the “cultural alienation” that white men without a college degree felt as a driving force behind Trump’s election.

“The sense that their country’s changing because of immigrants, because maybe blacks are rising up to a central place in society, because of gays being afforded equal rights, because of, frankly, a lot of working women,” Zakaria said.

“Everyone is sort of muscling in on the territory that, if you think about it, the white working man had.”