A conservative American politician, TV host, talk radio host, author, newspaper columnist and conspiracy theorist. He hosts “The Wayne Allyn Root Show” on Newsmax TV. Root is an opinion columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Root was the Vice Presidential nominee for the Libertarian Party in the 2008 presidential election. In 2012, he left the Libertarian Party and re-joined the Republican Party.
Root was born in Mount Vernon, New York, in 1961.Root attended the Thornton-Donovan School in New Rochelle, N.Y.,and was a member of the class of 1983 at Columbia University, studying pre-law and political science.
In June 2016, Root described himself as a “Jew turned Evangelical Christian”. As of November 2016, Root described himself as Jewish, and says he considers Donald Trump to be the first Jewish president, in the same sense that Bill Clinton was often called the first black president.