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Why Trump Resonates With The Working Class - Batya Ungar-Sargon

Walk-Ins Welcome Episode #291
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Batya Ungar-Sargon stops in to talk about her new book Second Class: How the Elites Betrayed America's Working Men and Women, which focuses on the growing divide between the elite and working class in America. She and Bridget discuss the shift in political parties' attitudes towards the working class, Trump's appeal to blue-collar voters, the impact of education on social and economic status, how Hollywood portrays working-class life, and the concept of "woke" ideology as a smokescreen for economic inequality. They also cover immigration, why the current class divide is more significant than racial or political divisions, the shrinking middle class, how politicians and elites speak to crowds that are made up of people of color, and the abandonment of the working class by both major political parties and the cultural elite.

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Bridget Phetasy admires grit and authenticity. On Walk-Ins Welcome, she talks about the beautiful failures and frightening successes of her own life and the lives of her guests. She doesn’t conduct interviews—she has conversations. Conversations with real people about the real struggle and will remind you that we can laugh in pain and cry in joy but there’s no greater mistake than hiding from it all. By embracing it all, and celebrating it with the stories she’ll bring listeners, she believes that our lowest moments can be the building blocks for our eventual fulfillment.

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Bridget Phetasy admires grit and authenticity. On Walk-Ins Welcome, she talks about the beautiful failures and frightening successes of her own life and the lives of her guests.