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Sat Jun 20, 2020, 08:28 AM

Amid wave of cultural change, Trump tries to stir a backlash

Source: Associated Press

Amid wave of cultural change, Trump tries to stir a backlash

By JULIE PACE
June 20, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was June 2015, and Democrats felt the nation’s political and cultural winds blowing their way. The Supreme Court ruled in President Barack Obama’s favor on landmark gay marriage and health care cases. The White House was awash in rainbow light, a symbol of a liberal cultural takeover that seemed unstoppable.

The following year, Donald Trump was elected president, propelled by a revolt of voters who weren’t on board.

As he barrels toward the November election, Trump is again positioning himself as the spokesperson for voters resisting a new wave of cultural change, ready to ride any backlash from the protests calling for racial equality and police reform and this week’s Supreme Court rulings extending protections to gay workers and young immigrants.

“THE SILENT MAJORITY IS STRONGER THAN EVER BEFORE,” Trump tweeted Friday, aligning himself with those who believe their voices are increasingly missing from the national dialogue.

In truth, Trump has never had support from a majority of Americans, nor has he seen a political imperative in trying to. He lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton in 2016 but offset that by boosting turnout in crucial Midwestern battleground states among disaffected, largely white, voters. That’s the same narrow path he’s trying to replicate against Democrat Joe Biden.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/93378b5f2197f85216f800717d8a897e

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Sat Jun 20, 2020, 01:08 PM

1. K&R

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Sat Jun 20, 2020, 07:46 PM

2. they are vastly outnumbered

it will be ineffective

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