New Study Strongly Suggests Trump’s Racist Rhetoric Will Backfire In November, Here’s How:
A new study has revealed that Donald Trump is throwing himself under the bus when it comes to his extremely racist behavior.
Trump ran his presidential campaign spreading a certain narrative about immigration. He claimed that many of the people entering the country from the south of the border are “criminals and rapists.”
However, a new study done by political scientists, Howard Lavine and Wendy Rahn, from the University of Minnesota, reveals Trump’s harsh language towards immigrants may not be as beneficial as one thinks.
“Mr. Trump consistently propounded a view of immigrants as criminals and miscreants, not to mention a cause of unemployment and wage stagnation among native-born citizens. As president, he has continued to use dehumanizing language in reference to immigrants, words like ‘vermin,’ ‘infest’ and ‘animals,’ the study released by the The New York Times states.
The harsh immigration stance by Trump that got him elected may now be what brings the Republican party down in November.
“The Trumpified immigration debate might actually hurt the president and Republicans more than it does Democrats right now,” The Washington Post reported.
The study analyzed the 2016 polling data which focused on the number of Americans that voted in relation to immigration policies. According to the findings, 56% of whites are not anti-immigration.
This is a problem for Trump and Republicans because they rely heavily on white voters. And since the majority of white Americans do not agree with the president’s stance, this plan could backfire on him
“Trump’s immigration agenda and attacks on Democrats on the issue, of course, are heavily bound up with his racism, as three years of his public and private statements have confirmed. And Trump wants to make the midterms about his immigration agenda, in the belief that it will juice turnout among the Trump base,” The Post said.
“Trump’s racism and xenophobia hurt more than they help,” the study concluded.