The liberal propagandist points out that many Trump voters voted for Barack Hussein Obama—some twice!
While Michael Moore is a horrible Leftist, he has stayed remarkably clear-sighted about Trump voters and even brave in making his case.
According to the Washington Times,
In a wide-ranging interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Mr. Moore disagreed with another panelist’s claim that Mr. Trump’s election victory came from “deep racial animus” in America.
“You have to accept that millions of people who voted for Barack Obama, some of them once, some of them twice, changed their minds this time,” Mr. Moore said, the Daily Caller reported. “They’re not racist. They twice voted for a man whose middle name is Hussein. That’s the America you live in.”
Co-host Joe Scarborough called the racial narrative “maddening” and cited data from Nate Cohn of The New York Times.
“That ‘deep racial animus’ elected Barack Obama twice,” Mr. Scarborough said. “The very people who helped elect Barack Obama president of the United States twice just elected in Wisconsin, in Michigan, in Ohio and Pennsylvania, Donald J. Trump. It’s the data.”
Mr. Moore said voters are more concerned about jobs and putting food on their tables than race.
“People are trying to get by,” the liberal filmmaker said. “They’re living from paycheck to paycheck.”
Moore went on to claim that Trump will be impeached, so he is still hostile. But his words about Trump voters were realistic. They also only made headlines in conservative outlets. The mainstream media is not willing to popularize the truth.
Sadly, many won’t read the article by Nate Cohn but only the headline’s reference to white, working-class whites. That translates to the minds of Liberals as “racists.”
But Cohn proves otherwise:
In the end, the bastions of industrial-era Democratic strength among white working-class voters fell to Mr. Trump. So did many of the areas where Mr. Obama fared best in 2008 and 2012. In the end, the linchpin of Mr. Obama’s winning coalition broke hard to the Republicans.
The Wyoming River Valley of Pennsylvania — which includes Scranton and Wilkes-Barre — voted for Mr. Trump. It had voted for Mr. Obama by double digits.
Youngstown, Ohio, where Mr. Obama won by more than 20 points in 2012, was basically a draw. Mr. Trump swept the string of traditionally Democratic and old industrial towns along Lake Erie. Counties that supported Mr. Obama in 2012 voted for Mr. Trump by 20 points.
The rural countryside of the North swung overwhelmingly to Mr. Trump. Most obvious was Iowa, where Mr. Obama won easily in 2012 but where Mr. Trump prevailed easily. These gains extended east, across Wisconsin and Michigan to New England. Mr. Trump won Maine’s Second Congressional District by 12 points; Mr. Obama had won it by eight points.
These gains went far beyond what many believed was possible. But Mr. Obama was strong among white working-class Northerners, and that meant there was a lot of room for a Democrat to fall.
Of course, Trump also got support from minorities, women, and the poor. He didn’t do better than Democrats but he didn’t do worse than Republicans and, in some cases, he did a lot better.