White House, Alabama, Doug Jones discussed on C-SPAN


Biggest question heading into 2018 i think is whether there is a learning curve in the white house asked if he comes out of this realizing wait i got an actual traditional political republicans victory and learns to get out of his own way in two thousand eighteen then he's doing pretty well heading into the midterms but this is donald trump we're talking about so there's no guarantee that there's a learning curve in in in that he'll returned to form even with proof that behaving in a traditional way actually has been all miss saw that and you saw that in alabama in the sense that you you have to aim he's point you know a a candidate in in doug jones who choose more than ninety percent of what hillary clinton achieved in alabama and a candidate more and more in got less than fifty percent of what donald trump achieve the truth is that trump since he got into the white house has effectively been offering his voters circuses without the fred he's been giving them the the same level of entertainment that they experienced during the 2016 election without actually delivering on a lot of his populist promises when it came to shifting the way that the republican party we prioritise things and i think you see that totally with this tax bill this is a very traditional republican approach it's not a break away from the kind of approach that you might have seen under a president jeb bush and that's something that satisfies mitch mcconnell satisfies republican donors but is not necessarily going to satisfy the same voters who said that donald trump was the kind of shift they wanted to see in the gop but what's interesting is that in alabama the voters who turned out for more and more are the voters who are this this this working class populace space they turn up or more the want you didn't rv suburban voters they're the ones who support completely collapse and so i think there is an interesting question here of the degree to which the material circumstance of vis white suburban voters in place like alabama in virginia i will see rose next year seems to not matter as much for their their political choices that they're angry at donald trump for reasons i don't have anything to do with how they're doing in.

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