“He’s a Charlatan”: How Trump Tricked The White Working Class


“He’s a Charlatan”: How Trump Tricked the White Working Class

Keith Ellison meets supporters after a town hall meeting in Detroit, Michigan, December 22, 2016.
By Sarah Rice/Getty Images.

In February, one month after President Donald Trump took office, some 400 Democratic leaders convened in Atlanta to assess the damage and elect a new Democratic National Committee chair—a perhaps unenviable job that includes rebuilding a party in disarray. While establishment candidate Tom Perez won the title, he immediately appointed his more progressive runner-up, Keith Ellison, a populist Minnesota congressman and Muslim who leads the Congressional Progressive Caucus, to the newly-created role of deputy party chair. A month later, Ellison is leading …

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