In my local community, I’ve heard many explanations, often seasoned with a teaspoon of blame, on how and why Donald Trump prevailed in this week’s presidential election.
White people elected Trump!
Or, men elected Trump!
Or, small-town and rural America defeated the big cities.
Or even, less-educated voters — those without a college degree — elected Trump.
In my opinion, it is more accurate to say that the neglected, aggrieved working class revolted against the Democratic Party and against the perceived elites. Continue reading