But in that time they failed to stop the decline in working-class wages or provide much hope for economic security in the future. Polls began to show more and more working class voters expressing concern that their children’s lives would be worse than their own. Democratic Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama both pushed for free trade agreements that cost millions of blue-collar workers their jobs.
People felt betrayed.
The Democratic Party still doesn’t seem to understand how deep the resentment is rooted. Instead of healing rifts, the party is flirting with the ideas of the Democratic socialists and a Clinton-like delusion that Trump is eminently beatable just because he is Trump.