MSNBC: 'Mystifying and Disheartening' That Trump is Admired By Working-Class
Liberal media host can't work out why president is so popular
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough discussed with Tom Nichols on why they thought it was "mystifying" that President Donald Trump has such a strong working-class support base in America.
The Trump critics tried to figure out how the president has such deep admiration from ordinary working people.
On Monday, the hosts discussed an article by Nichols in The Atlantic entitled, "Donald Trump, the Most Unmanly President" on "Morning Joe."
"This popular plutocrat has become so popular with certain blue-collar workers," said Scarborough.
"He uses populist rhetoric, but he's got plutocratic policies, I remember the tax cuts, him going to his billionaire friends at Mar-a-Lago, and saying, 'I just made you guys richer today,' um, income inequality, obviously," he added.
"He helps multi-national corporations, he promises to gut, he makes a promise to gut the healthcare assurances that a lot of working-class Americans got over the past four or five years," he continued.
"It remains a mystery why a guy whose policies are so detrimental to working-class Americans, still has an into some of them," he added.
"Yeah, and I think it's especially strange that he has such an appeal to working-class men."
"Um, because he really is everything they don't believe in," Nichols said.
"He doesn't treat people fairly, he's not an honorable man, he's not an honest man, he's vain, he's self-centered, he is not what you know, people who grew up like you or me or Mike Barnicle, you know, the old expression, he's not a standup guy," he continued.
"And yet there are working-class men who think he's terrific, and that's really mystifying because Donald Trump does not act like a man taking responsibility, leading his team, taking care of the workers of America," he added.
"He's our national, irascible little boy!" Nichols claimed.
"And I mean it is some way absolutely mystifying that the people who are most vulnerable, and that Trump is most harming, support him the most strongly."
"And I think it boils down to the reality that, you know, he hates the same people they hate."
"It's a good show; they enjoy the circus," he added.
"But it really is a remarkable betrayal of everything they believe in, and as I wrote this morning, especially the men!" he concluded.
"It's especially a betrayal on the part of the men who admire him; I think it's really mystifying and disheartening."
The remarks from the Scarborough and Nichols reveal a deep divide between normal hard-working American people and the elite leftist's liberal media.
The liberal media's disdain for the working class is one of the reasons Trump won in the 2016 election, something which they seemingly still haven't figured out.