Monday February 24, 2020

Everything to fear – and fear itself

White America has always been afraid of the Other and Donald Trump won its support

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
13th November, 2016
Trump supporters at a roadside rally in California Picture: Getty

‘Regular Americans got sick of all the safe space-hugging, Mexican flag-waving, transgender bathroom-pushing bullshit. That’s why Trump won.”

You’ve probably never heard of Joe Walsh. For a single term, between 2011 and 2013, he was a US congressman. He is a prominent member of the right-wing American Tea Party group; and now he’s host of an online talk radio show.

But if you’re confused about why Donald Trump is...

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