No matter what apologists who would normalize the threat a Trump Administration represents may tell you, no one incidentally voted for the KKK's Presidential candidate because of his attractive economic policy. That story sounds good and helps quiet the fears of Americans who are suddenly discovering that we live in a racist, sexist, fundamentalist Christian cesspool, but T.R. Ramachandran washes the fiction away by simply showing us the data.
This tweet storm is quite long, but one of the best analysis I've seen of how we got here.
The following is an excerpt, I recommend starting at the beginning.
8F) You’ll have to squint VERY HARD to find ANYTHING to do w/ economics or trade in what most Americans heard from media abt Trump pic.twitter.com/oFahMQfazV— T. R. Ramachandran (@yottapoint) November 15, 2016
8G) Which is why the impact of racial & gender views on WWC support for HRC/DJT must be seriously considered https://t.co/r1WcHkrGcK— T. R. Ramachandran (@yottapoint) November 15, 2016
9A) 5th, independent analysis shows most voters heard LITTLE about POLICY from the media in 2016 https://t.co/j2Wc1DUfGy— T. R. Ramachandran (@yottapoint) November 15, 2016
9B) Take another look at the Gallup charts – good luck finding anything (much) on Trade or Wall Street among what voters heard from media pic.twitter.com/5eDHE3V0Dw— T. R. Ramachandran (@yottapoint) November 15, 2016
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9C) So, notion that WWC voters picked DJT over HRC primarily for his POLICY positions on trade/Wall Street etc.