Trump and the suburbs: is he out of tune with America’s increasingly diverse voters? | The Guardian

Suburbs are becoming more progressive, valuing diversity, and Trump is promoting a caricature of what they really are, strategists saySpeaking on a hot, windy afternoon during a visit to the fracking fields of west Texas last month, Donald Trump conjured an ominous vision of suburban America under siege: terrorized by rising crime and threatened by the development of low-income housing in their neighborhoods.“It’s been hell for suburbia,” Trump declared, touting his decision to rescind an Obama-era fair-housing rule to combat racial segregation in the suburbs, as part of his promise to preserve what he called their “Suburban Lifestyle Dream”. To the scattered crowd in attendance, he added: “So, enjoy your life, ladies and gentlemen. Enjoy your life.” Continue reading…

Suburbs are becoming more progressive, valuing diversity, and Trump is promoting a caricature of what they really are, strategists say

Speaking on a hot, windy afternoon during a visit to the fracking fields of west Texas last month, Donald Trump conjured an ominous vision of suburban America under siege: terrorized by rising crime and threatened by the development of low-income housing in their neighborhoods.

“It’s been hell for suburbia,” Trump declared, touting his decision to rescind an Obama-era fair-housing rule to combat racial segregation in the suburbs, as part of his promise to preserve what he called their “Suburban Lifestyle Dream”. To the scattered crowd in attendance, he added: “So, enjoy your life, ladies and gentlemen. Enjoy your life.”

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