The strategy behind Trump and LePage’s racism

The strategy behind Trump and LePage’s racism

Ben and Mike again find themselves discussing racism up and down the Republican ticket, from Donald Trump’s false outreach to black voters, to Governor Paul LePage’s 3-ring binder full of racism, to Maine congressional candidate Mark Holbrook’s misinformed diatribe against Black Lives Matter.

In the podcast this week, they go beyond these specific incidents and take a look at how fanning the flames of racial resentment can work as a strategy for these kinds of candidates, at least to a point, and how progressives need to articulate a vision of optimism and pluralism to compete.

They also dissect the new Beacon poll and dive into some fascinating numbers from Gallup explaining from where Donald Trump draws his support.

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