The Great Revolt, Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics by Salena Zito and Brad Todd published in 2018.
It’s the economy, stupid. It always the economy.
Republican policies caused the Great Recession, and it was Republican policy to slow and hamper a full and speedy recovery so that Obama and the Democrats would not receive the credit. Trump voters are those Americans who have suffered during the Obama administration from the neglect of both parties. With the GOP, it was an active policy and with the Democrats, it was benign neglect, but it was neglect of a portion of the Democratic base.
Those who were neglected and suffered during and after the Great Recession liked what Donald Trump said. A pox on both major parties. However, Trump has no intention of delivering on his promises. Eventually, Trump voters will be sadly disillusioned by his treachery.
Trump must go