He’s doing so by feigning interest in black voters and equality. Will it work again?
Trump has spent the bulk of his time on the campaign trail advocating for a politics that seeks to exclude, deport, offend and make an other out of just about anyone who is not white and Christian. Now, in a final push to win, Trump and his campaign staff would appear to have gone out of their way to send Trump to some of the whitest — and we do mean far whiter than average — cities in America.
The reasons are quite simple. When it comes to resisting the politics of racial retrenchment, fear-mongering and scapegoating, white voters as a group have a record that is far from solid. This pattern certainly includes white, college-educated Republicans.