Trump has been hammering the GOP and Democrats for years for not doing enough to help struggling workers and minorities, and he has made his biggest gains among white working-class voters, but that’s changing.
The president and the Republicans have been hitting Democrats for their support for immigration reform, but they’re now doing so in a way that’s less aggressive than during the Obama administration.
As the president pushes hard to build support among non-white voters, he’s also been using the “white working class” to attack the Democrats for being too accommodating to the working class.
“The Democrats are doing what they did for a while,” Trump said in an interview with CBS’ Face the Nation on Sunday.
“The Democrats were the party of the working-classes.”
“They’ve given up the middle class, they’ve given all the jobs to China and they’ve done it over and over and you know, they’re just trying to get their way.”
The president’s words, of course, were a reference to a speech last week by then-Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who was a strong proponent of a comprehensive immigration reform bill that included a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.
Sanders’ immigration stance came as part of a broader strategy to try to rally Democratic support for a comprehensive overhaul of immigration law, which has been stalled for months.
But Sanders’ rhetoric about the Democrats’ “wins” over the past eight years has been much more muted, and the president’s comments Sunday may have been meant to further underscore the Democrats as the party that has been soft on immigration reform.
Sanders’ speech in May was an outgrowth of a massive push from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) to get the party to embrace a comprehensive approach to immigration reform and a pathway to citizenship, and Sanders’ support for the immigration bill in the Senate helped cement the deal in that regard.
The DCCC has also taken a more aggressive stance on immigration and border security, using millions of dollars in ads and mailers to drive turnout among nonwhite voters.
The Obama administration was largely responsible for driving white voters away from the Democrats, and Trump and the GOP have been trying to replicate the same strategy by trying to use nonwhite votes to help their advantage.
The DCCC is spending millions of its own money on ads, mailers, social media, and other efforts aimed at driving nonwhite support.
Its ads have featured people of color and have called out Democrats for not supporting comprehensive immigration overhaul, and it’s been running the slogan “Make America Great Again,” a reference that the Trump campaign has used to criticize the Democrats.
Trump’s campaign has also launched an ad campaign that’s focused on nonwhite supporters and focusing on the Democratic Party’s lack of support for comprehensive immigration legislation.
It’s a strategy that Trump and his surrogates are trying to capitalize on, and that’s what makes it all the more surprising that Trump would use the words “working class” in his interview with Face the National.
The term “working-class” was a popular political term in the 1920s and 1930s, but the term has largely lost meaning in the last few decades, according to research from the Brookings Institution.
The term is used by Democrats, Republicans, and independents in reference to white working class voters, according an analysis of census data by the Brookings, and while “working” doesn’t have the connotation of being poor or lower class, it’s still used to refer to people with similar backgrounds and economic status.
It is used to describe people who have jobs and can afford to live in a decent area, according the study.
The DCC’s push for comprehensive legislation in the early 2000s led to the passage of the Fair Immigration Reform Act in 2006, which established a path for undocumented immigrants to become U.S. citizens.
It included a pathway for undocumented people to obtain legal residency.
Despite the passage and implementation of the law, the DCCC and its allies have been unable to make it a reality because of fierce opposition from the GOP.
The legislation stalled in the House and Senate for a number of years, and even as it was being pushed through Congress, Trump’s campaign was actively attacking the bill in television ads.
The immigration bill died in the GOP-led House in 2010, and since then, the Democratic party has been actively pushing legislation that would give undocumented immigrants a path toward citizenship.
The rise of the tea party movement and Donald Trump in the 2012 election Trump’s popularity among white voters has been a key factor in the rise of his populist campaign and the rise in the Tea Party movement.
The tea party, or “patriots,” were a fringe group of Republicans and Tea Party supporters who came together in 2013 to protest President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, and they began calling themselves the “resistance.”
The Tea Party has