Working-class whites have been ignored by both parties, and they're dying from despair
His supporters realize he's a joke. They do not care. They know he's authoritarian, nationalist, almost un-American, and they love him anyway, because he disrupts a broken political process and beats establishment candidates who've long ignored their interests.
When you're earning $32,000 a year and haven't had a decent vacation in over a decade, it doesn't matter who Trump appoints to the U.N., or if he poisons America's standing in the world, you just want to win again, whoever the victim, whatever the price. Read More
When white supremacist David Duke ran for public office in Louisiana a number of years ago, representatives of the Klux Klux Klan pamphleted the community where I lived, seeking to recruit new members from Duke's supporters. Following Donald Trump's successes in the polls and his failure to distance himself from his white supremacist supporters, representatives of the KKK did the same thing here in Murray, this time seeking to recruit new members from Trump's supporters.