Most recently, the president has insisted the structure be painted black and topped with spikes, while grumbling to aides that the Army Corps contracting process is holding back his ambitions. At the White House meeting Thursday, he said he doesn’t like the current design for the wall’s gates, suggesting that instead of the hydraulic sliding gate design, the Army Corps should consider an alternative, according to an administration official: “Why not French doors?” the president asked.
‘He always brings them up’: Trump tries to steer border wall deal to North Dakota firm
That’s the Washington Post, not the Onion.
Sixty-eight percent of white working-class voters said the American way of life needs to be protected from foreign influence. And nearly half agreed with the statement, “things have changed so much that I often feel like a stranger in my own country.”
Nearly two-thirds of the white working class say American culture has gotten worse since the 1950s. Sixty-eight percent say the U.S. is in danger of losing its identity, and 62 percent say America’s growing number of immigrants threaten the country’s culture. More than half say discrimination against whites has become just as problematic as discrimination against minorities.
Emma Green for The Atlantic: It Was Cultural Anxiety That Drove White, Working-Class Voters to Trump
Yep, it’s hard out there for us white people. One time, there was a black guy and he was president.
Trump has also exposed another, equally deep insecurity among right-wing intellectuals: the fear that their movement appeals to rubes.
NY Magazine: Why, Exactly, Is Trump Driving Conservatives So Crazy?
It must be hard seeing your decades of denial that your party appeals to ignorance exposed as wishful thinking.