A fascinating study indicates that the president’s support is based on more than political animus aloneWhat motivates Donald Trump’s political base, a major factor behind the silences and squirms of Republican officials these days?Dissections of what the president’s mass of supporters thinks, feels and perceives have pointed to their vanished jobs, stagnant incomes and precariously low savings; their ideological commitments to conservative judges, lower taxes and nationalist foreign policy; and their abhorrence of a Washington establishment said to run roughshod over their cultural traditions and racial preferences. Deep, sharp partisan loyalties cement the bond, burnished by bulletins from @realdonaldtrump, Fox News and similarly attuned voices. Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/19/envy-in-politics-review-gwyneth-mcclendon-donald-trump
Author : Michael Cornfield
Publish date : 2019-10-19 05:00:37
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