Friday, November 4, 2016

Thoroughly urban Donald resonates with rural voters

Why Republicans Don’t Even Try to Win Cities Anymore.  (The New York Times, 11/2/2016)
The pattern highlights a paradox about Mr. Trump: “He’s the most urban candidate in American history — he was born in Queens and lives in a skyscraper on Fifth Avenue,” said Aaron Renn, a senior fellow at the conservative Manhattan Institute. And Mr. Trump’s personal fortunes have risen with the comeback of major American cities, with signature real estate projects in New York, Washington and Chicago. But he has portrayed these same cities as dystopias.

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