Trump campaign sees political advantage in a divisive appeal to working-class white voters

Toluse Olorunnipa and Ashley Parker in the Washington Post –

President Trump surprised his own campaign when he called out four minority congresswomen with a racist go-back-to-your-country taunt, leaving top aides initially unsure of how to respond.

But in the two weeks since, Trump’s advisers have concluded that the overall message sent by the attack was good for the president among his political base — resonating strongly with the white working-class voters he needs to win reelection in 2020.

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Ken Feltman is past-president of the International Association of Political Consultants and the American League of Lobbyists. He is retired chairman of Radnor Inc., an international political consulting and government relations firm in Washington, D.C. Known as a coalition builder, he has participated in election campaigns and legislative efforts in the United States and several other countries.
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