A friend says: In terms of analyzing Trump’s electoral victory, you looked at it, at least in part from the white identity point of view and whether the election was a reaction to the identity politics, excluding white men, from the Democrat party. I looked at the same group of “deplorables” who rallied to Trump as persons driven more by economic insecurity than cultural security or fear of cultural displacement.
Assuming that I am correct, the question arises as to whether persons who voted for Trump because they felt disillusioned that the government was doing anything to help them and disenfranchised (for racial and/or cultural reasons) for economic reasons in that wall street calls the shots regardless of what figure holds the presidency, will no longer support him with the same level of enthusiasm as the economy strengthens. I have a very difficult time ascertaining the true strength of the economy. I know the country is running enormous deficits while raking in enormous tax revenues, that manufacturing jobs appear to be on the rise, that there are more openings for workers than workers to fill them. To the extent that economically insecure voters were motivated to vote for Trump, if their economic status has improved will they continue to actively support Trump out of principle and gratitude or will they be less enthusiastic now that they are more secure?