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Trump’s Suburban Strategy

Trump’s Suburban Strategy

Update: 2020-08-2645
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At the 1968 Republican National Convention, Richard Nixon made an appeal to voters in the suburbs concerned about racial unrest across the United States after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. They helped deliver him the presidency that year, cementing suburbanites’ role as an integral voting bloc.

The 2020 election is also taking place against a backdrop of mass protests and unrest over racial justice. And speaker after speaker at the Republican National Convention has used the themes and language of 1968 to play on the perceived fears of suburban voters — cities on fire, the need to restore law and order.

But a strategy that worked for Richard Nixon in 1968 might not be effective for Donald Trump in 2020.

Today, we speak to Emily Badger about the power of the suburban vote and explore whether Republican messaging on the Black Lives Matter protests and law and order will land.

Guest: Emily Badger, who covers cities and urban policy for The New York Times

For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily 

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John Smith

"pointing guns at protesters walking in front of their house on their way to protest another house..." ??? what in the literal fuck is wrong with there people at the NYTimes? those were rioters who tore down a gate you stupid liberal fucks!

Aug 26th
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Joseph Crawford

Trumps gonna landslide

Aug 26th
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