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At the very least, this demonstrates that decreased democratic turnout had as much if not more of an impact in the election than Trump’s ability to rally supporters. Of course, none of this is to absolve Trump supporters for making unwise voting decisions, but if Coates wants to prove that white supremacy was the dominating force fueling the rise of Trump, he must demonstrate that all other possible motives are implausible—which he doesn’t.

 

The danger of proceeding in this way is not simply the acceptance of logical fallacies. Using a single factor to explain the election forfeits a golden opportunity to grapple with the layered motives that are always in play in human affairs. And a popular discourse that assumes the worst about Americans has a chilling affect on the rest of the country, tears at the fabric of our institutions, and accelerates the disintegration of our social and civic bonds.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/09/coates-trump/541158/?utm_source=atltw

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https://pit.247sports.com/Bolt/Alejandro-Villanueva-Pittsburgh-Steelers-jersey-sales-skyrocket–107932265/Amp

This appears to be the sanest take on the latest Trump debacle. I think its best to reserve judgement until further information is unveiled. Neither Trump or the media have proven themselves to be trustworthy.

https://lawfareblog.com/bombshell-initial-thoughts-washington-posts-game-changing-story

Trump Abandons America’s Freedom Agenda

Awaiting the Trump Comeback Narrative

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