Uprising in Rust Belt as Lifelong Democrats Turn to Trump


Photo by Scott Goldsmith for Politico Magazine

After years watching factories close, jobs evaporate, and livelihoods vanish, farmers, truck drivers, coal miners, and steelworkers are turning away from generations of tradition in the Democrat Party to support Donald Trump for President.

Via Politico.com:

Donald Trump’s road to the White House begins here: on a four-lane highway, just east of Pittsburgh, past the roadside taverns, burned-out gas stations, and parking lots choked with weeds, up into the dark fingers of the Allegheny Mountains, and then down into the valley that was once home to steelworkers, coal miners and party-line Democrats.

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