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Who Does Donald Trump Exclude From the American 'We'?

Jun 03, 2016 | 30 videos
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Part of Trump’s rhetorical power is his supercharged use of “we”—a method that persuades people across the country that they are part of a larger movement. But it’s very clear who’s in the “we”: the white working class. It’s even clearer who’s left out: Hispanics, African Americans, Muslims, and everyone else that wouldn’t have thrived in the “great” vision of America he wants to bring back. Atlantic staff writer David Graham explores how Trump’s preferred way of talking to, and about, minorities is incredibly telling.

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Authors: Daniel Lombroso, David A. Graham

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