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Why the White Lower-Middle Class Loves Trump

Donald Trump appears likely to be the Republican candidate for president. This does not mean that he will become president, but it does mean that he might.

Many criticize that his supporters tend to be less educated, less well-off, and white. This has become a central, disaffected class in the United States, and while focus has been on other groups—Trump has spoken to this one.

This is the underlying reason why Trump has been leading polls.
What exactly makes Trump so popular among poorer, less educated white voters?

Here are 7 reasons this demographic has flocked to him…

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Why the White Lower-Middle Class Loves Trump

  1. 1. Why the White Lower- Middle Class Loves Trump
  2. 2. Many criticize that Trump’s supporters tend to be less educated, less well-off, and white.
  3. 3. It shouldn’t be a surprise, though. While the focus of other candidates has been on other groups, Trump has spoken to this one.
  4. 4. This is the underlying reason why Trump has been leading polls.
  5. 5. Here are 6 reasons that explain why this demographic has flocked to him…
  6. 6. Reason #1 Trump addresses their major issue
  7. 7. The defining issue of this generation is the collapse in the standard of living of the middle and lower-middle classes.
  8. 8. The problem with the Republicans is that they have not noticed that.
  9. 9. This is part of what brought Trump to where he is today.
  10. 10. Reason #2 He speaks their language
  11. 11. Trump maneuvered himself into the position of a man who thinks and feels like the lower- middle class.
  12. 12. He shows that they are not invisible to him—not because he speaks to them, but because he speaks like them.
  13. 13. Even his debating style— pugnacious, insulting, unapologetic—is not so different from the lower-middle class style of arguing.
  14. 14. Reason #3 He’s rich
  15. 15. The Democratic fantasy of class jealousy doesn’t work where Trump is concerned.
  16. 16. Trump is perceived, rightly or wrongly, to have earned his wealth—not stolen it through financial trickery.
  17. 17. As a result, the lower-middle class admires his wealth.
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  19. 19. Reason #4 Trump has built a real business
  20. 20. The claim that he built things is essential to a class who sees construction as real business… and hedge funds as legalized fraud.
  21. 21. The bottom half of society is hurting, and Trump is not seen as one of those who helped bring the pain.
  22. 22. Reason #5 He’s never run for office
  23. 23. The political class is the problem, not the solution, to this demographic.
  24. 24. So the fact that Trump is not a career politician is a powerful factor in his favor.
  25. 25. Reason #6 Trump isn’t afraid to go too far
  26. 26. Finally, he says the things they all think but are no longer permitted to say.
  27. 27. He is perceived as a tough guy who is willing to lie, insult, or threaten to get his way.
  28. 28. From the lower-middle class point of view, nothing else will get them the solutions they need.
  29. 29. SUBSCRIBE George Friedman provides unbiased assessment of the global outlook in his free publication, This Week in Geopolitics. Subscribe now and get an in-depth view of the forces that will drive events and investors in the next year, decade, or even a century from now. Subscribe here

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