Saturday, August 27, 2016

Listening to Trump Supporters

Why was Donald Trump elected as the Republican nominee? Seeking to find answers to this question journalist Alexander Zaitchik went around the country interviewing Trump supporters. This book is not about Trump but about his supporters. The results of these interviews have been released in the new book, The Gilded Rage: A Wild Ride Through Donald Trump's America.

The author meets a veteran who saw hope that the VA would be reformed after seeing Trump insult Senator McCain, a married couple who escape from the hardscrabble life in Orange County, and other persons who share their concerns with this reporter.

It really shows how it came to pass that many chose to put their hopes in Trump. This happened not least because of widespread disillusion with establishment politicians and the removal of manufacturing work out of the United States. It is most important to listen to each other to solve the pressing problems so many face.

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