A few thoughts, all cobbled together...
Not quite following you here. I'm a Rust Belt girl myself and remember very well the collapse of organized labor in the 80s. There was a lot of rage about the disappearance of family wages, but the accusing fingers often got pointed toward affirmative action rather than the concerted campaign to undercut and destroy unions and to outsource manufacturing jobs.
Yes, my recollection as well. Race baiting again, as well as the evil Japanese manipulating the trade system to flood the American market with their (better-made, fuel-efficient) cars. Now it's about criminal illegals dealing drugs and the Chinese manipulating their currency.
To fknm_: Or is Putin trying to be sure his debtor can pay him back, while Trump's hoping to be able to crater him first?
Calling on Putin is Trump's way of doing business. He plays people off one another, so now he's saying "Ha, I got one on you Clinton - see what cards my buddy Putin has!"
Problem is, DJT doesn't understand that Putin is everyone's enemy. Well, except his... What's that they say? If you owe the bank a little money, you're in trouble. If you owe the bank a lot of money, the bank's in trouble.
I was just looking for a way to say that the anger behind Trump voters is about more than just lost jobs and income.
The problem is that D messages are all about "the government will provide for you" in terms of universal health care, Social Security, etc. But these voters don't want to be dependent on the government. They want to take care of themselves. Focus, like HRC did, on jobs that build tangible things like roads and bridges so they can earn their own wages and health care and believe they are saving for their own retirement.