An excellent look into the mind of Trump supporters

And what does Wall Street Journal's Michael M. Phillips find with his excellent look into the mind of Trump supporters? White middle class families who have had a rough time making it. People who think that Trump shouts out loud what people only dare whisper.

ELBERTA, Ala.—The past decade has left Joey and Tina Ellis with a tenuous grip on middle-class life. They have endured layoffs, volatile wages, rising health-care costs and a country they believe has turned its back on working-class white people like them....

“We’ve fought too hard for what we have, and we’re not going to let it go,” said Mr. Ellis, 46 years old.

The Ellises aren’t cut-my-taxes, country-club Republicans, or don’t-tread-on-me tea partiers. They,

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like many in the crowds swarming to Mr. Trump, are worried about losing economic ground; angry at politicians who they believe put personal above national interests; convinced the Obama administration wants to take their guns and leave them defenseless in an unsafe world; and uneasy in an America they see as slipping away from its roots.

It's an empathetic article that perhaps too many of us who hold stereotypical images of Trump supporters ought to read.

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  • The sad part is that these folks think Trump cares one whit about them or can help them.

  • In reply to Jimmy Greenfield:

    Or they think its more important to break up 'establishment cartel'. Trump didn't create the current state of affairs, but I bet the backers of your candidate(s) did, unless your backing Sanders, but that's a 'dog with different fleas.'

  • This time, we agree.

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