The New York Times has an interview with a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Michigan, John James, a 37 year old, black, West Point graduate who is president of his family-run business:
There's a massive disconnect. People here in Michigan feel disenfranchised and disillusioned with the situations that are going on the coasts.
I actually heard on the trail somebody say Donald Trump is Rust Belt Robin Hood. And I took that to mean that we finally have a president that's listening to the people in the Midwest...
The reason why he won in Michigan, despite what everybody said, is because people went to the polls in a secret ballot and voted for someone who they believed would take care of their personal economy, would help their economy grow, would help their job.
We were told that manufacturing was dead. That 2 percent G.D.P. growth was the new normal. And President Trump said no way. We can do better.... We keep sending lawyers and career politicians to Washington and we wonder why we're not get anything done.
People want somebody who understands how to run a business before they make regulations that will affect business. They want somebody who understands what it's like to sign the front and the back of the check.