Crimson opinion writer

Kelsey R. Thomas

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​Many People Have Said This

To non-Trump supporters, his volatility was always frightening. His voters, by contrast, felt relieved to hear from a candidate who was so frank and forward.


Trump’s Midwestern Promise

Trump’s underlying message, though perhaps unintentional, was that crisis and hardship can affect even the most wholesome region of the United States. Invoking fear and exaggerating immediacy, he made voters in and outside of the Midwest more vulnerable to his ideology.