Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Tom Nichols: Since his first day as a presidential candidate, I have been baffled by one mystery in particular: Why do working-class white men -- the most reliable component of Donald Trump's base -- support someone who is, by their own standards, the least masculine man ever to hold the modern presidency? As the writer Windsor Mann has noted, Trump behaves in ways that many working-class men would ridicule: "He wears bronzer, loves gold and gossip, is obsessed with his physical appearance, whines constantly, can't control his emotions, watches daytime television, enjoys parades and interior decorating, and used to sell perfume."
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