MSNBC’s Reid: Trump Fans ‘White Americans Who Feel Left out of Obama’s America’

‘They’d get fired from their jobs if they put on facebook some of the things Trump said but here’s a guy who can say what he wants to’

MSNBC’s Joy Reid: Trump Supporters 'Basically White Americans Who Feel Left out of Obama’s America' (RealClearPolitics)

JOY ANN REID, MSNBC: I'd like to see a venn diagram between the tea party, the [Sarah] Palinites and Trump supporters. I bet there'd be a lot fo overlap. 

Remember, Tea Party supporters claim they weren't far right, they weren't really Republicans, they were just "average Americans who wanted the truth." And so I think what you have with Trump and what I see as his base, is not just the far right, but the right, and it's a lot of Republicans who are disgruntled with the Republican party. 

It's white Republicans. It's mostly white male Republicans and it's basically white Americans who feel left out of Obama's America, who are peeved with the fact that their preferred party can't seem to beat Obama and who want to hear a guy be able to stand up and be as politically incorrect as they can't be. 

They'd get fired from their jobs if they put on facebook some of the things Trump said but here's a guy who can say what he wants to. Be a man's man and get out there and be the kind of Ronald Reaganesque kind of America where we what we want, said what we want, pushed the world around and told them to go to hell.

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