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Radio: White Working Class Frustration And The Rise Of Trumpism

Who are Trump supporters in real life and what are the issues they actually care about?


Tim Carney, senior political columnist at the Washington Examiner, and Scott Winship, the Walter B. Wriston Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, joined the Federalist Radio Hour today to debate the cause for the rise of Trumpism and it’s ties to working class frustration.

“I’ve got a pretty good empirical case that economics has been an overblown as an explanation for Trumpism,” Winship said.

Carney suggested there previously hadn’t been anyone catering politically to working class whites. “Trump is just sending morphine straight into their veins,” he said.

They discuss the drastic differences between Trump supporters online and Trump supporters in real life, and the issues that they care about. “They tend to be very economically moderate and think of the immigration issue, as an economic issue,” Domenech said.

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