Reuters: Working Class Democrats from Famous Rust Belt Town Rally Behind Trump’s Populist Message

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  1. carpro

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    Reuters: Working Class Democrats from Famous Rust Belt Town Rally Behind Trump’s Populist Message


    In a special report for Reuters titled “Why an emblematic American city has turned to Trump,” Timothy Aeppel writes of the post-industrial travails of the once thriving factory town of Muncie, Indiana, where white working class voters are rallying behind Donald Trump’s populist message – many voting Republican for the first time.


    Neither Trump nor Clinton was his first choice. Reynolds and his wife voted for Sanders in the primary, he says. Among other things, they couldn’t support Clinton: She’s the wife of former President Bill Clinton, who signed the North American Free Trade Agreement, which many here blame for Muncie’s economic decline.


    Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist at New York University’s Stern School of Business, studies how people adopt their political beliefs. “Trump is the first candidate to speak to—and speak for—working-class white men in a long time,” Haidt says. That separates him from the last two Republican nominees. Mitt Romney, who lost in 2012, didn’t do that, “and John McCain didn’t particularly reach out to that constituency” in 2008.
     
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    They have given up on globalist elitists such as Obama and Hillary.
     

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