L.A. Times Surprised to Find Diversity Among Trump Supporters
The Los Angeles Times was surprised this week to find gays, Hispanics, and black Trump supporters at the campaign’s Long Beach office, right in the heart of East Anaheim’s Cambodia Town. The writer investigated the office when he learned of its location, terribly curious to see who would turn out for the Republican nominee in the middle of a city, county, and state that was as blue as blue could get.
“Two men walked in together to offer their help,” the paper writes of the excursion to Trump’s office. “One was African American, the other Mexican American. Next in the door were a couple of millennials, Filipino brothers in their 20s, and one of them said Trump makes sense but the media twist everything he says. Only after that did two middle-aged white people join the party.
“It was as if the whole thing had been staged, in Cambodia Town no less, to belie the notion that Trump’s appeal is largely limited to older white males,” they muse.
Yes, either that…OR…that notion was always a lie meant to make it look as though Trump and his followers represented the modern face of the Ku Klux Klan. But of course, the L.A. Times never quite gets to that conclusion, seeing as how it would require an apology from the editors.
Instead, the writer spends his column cherry-picking arguments made by the Trump supporters he met at the office and knocking them down casually from the comfort of his laptop.
When one Jewish Trump supporter explains how the billionaire will make it easier for corporations and small businesses to thrive in the absence of heavy-handed federal regulations, the writer gets smug.
“But wait a minute, I said. Didn’t Trump say he’d raise the roof on tariffs, and doesn’t that mean jobs could be lost, prices could soar, and tariffs might be imposed on American goods shipped overseas?” he writes.
The man’s response, according to the writer, was: “I don’t know what Trump wants to do, OK?”
So the writer got to have his little fun with the story. Okay, maybe we couldn’t prove that Trump’s supporters were all white closet racists, but hey, they’re still just as stupid as we always told you!
Guess we’ll have to wait a couple of months before the paper gets around to finding a “staged” group of intelligent Trump supporters to “belie” that notion as well.