Key for Trump voters? Economic anxiety

November 14, 2016

William Rodgers, an economist at Rutgers, remembers when Trump started his campaign; Rodgers said the movie “Network” came to mind.

“I was waiting for him to say to people, ‘I want you to go to your windows,'” Rodgers said, “and say, ‘ I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!'”

In the past, those frustrated people shouting from the windows would have been women, African-Americans or Latinos, said Rodgers.

But because of the way the economy has changed, Rodgers said, it’s now white people yelling they can’t take it any more. Those voters supported Trump.

Marketplace, November 11

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