Donald Trump Victory ‘Down To Racism And Misogyny, Not Working Class Revolt’, Paul Mason Says

Canada’s The Globe Mail columnist Doug Sanders supported this view, writing that Trump supporters were “white, well-off and segregated”.

“It was described, over and over, as a movement made up of blue-collar victims of a faltering economy whose lives have been changed by trade and immigration,” he said.

“But when it came to the crunch, it turned out that Donald Trump’s backers were something else entirely.

“Both far more numerous and much less economically marginal than believed.”

He wrote that Trump’s average voter was more likely to be white, old and well off rather than “the poverty-stricken victims of globalisation portrayed by the Trump campaign”.

Mason also tweeted The New York Times’ exit polling, saying it showed racism and misogyny were the two driving factors.

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