Thursday, January 26, 2017

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Trump's war on the cities

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Trump's war on the cities:

Trump's war on the cities


Why does Trump hate the cities? It's because that's his enemy's stronghold. Just listen to him, still pissing and moaning about his 3-million vote loss of the popular vote. He's a man obsessed.

He blames "millions of illegals" who supposedly voted for Hillary. But deep down, he knows the truth. There wasn't one major city with a large black or Latino population that went for Trump in November. This is the first time since 1920 that the Census has recorded that more people living in urban than in non-urban areas. And urban has become synonymous with black and Latino.

As Ronald Brownstein observed in The Atlantic:

Of all the overlapping generational, racial, and educational divides that explained Trump’s stunning upset over Hillary Clinton last week, none proved more powerful than the distance between the Democrats’ continued dominance of the largest metropolitan areas, and the stampede toward the GOP almost everywhere else.
Trump and the Republicans know they can only govern the cities with an iron fist. Four days in and Trump is already threatening to invade Chicago with federal troops to supposedly end the "carnage" of violence there. But threats of outside military and other interventions only build on Mayor Emanuel's failed policing and mass-incarceration strategies. 

But the real "carnage" in Chicago took place during Trump's own election campaign. His being Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Trump's war on the cities:



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