You are wrong about ‘Trump Country’

West Virginia teachers, state workers and locals gathered outside of the West Virginia State Capitol as part of the West Virginia Teachers Strike on Monday, February 26, 2018. Photo by Jamie Mason

When Democrats think about so-called “Trump Country,” they see a land of hopeless Trump-loving racists who insist on voting against their self-interest. Republicans see the kind of older, whiter electorate that can be led like sheep if you just say the magic words: coal, guns, abortion. Cable news networks see only what Trump happened to Tweet about within the past hour.

All of them are wrong.

Try to fit this into your stereotypes about the Appalachian Region and the people in it. A statewide-strike has shut down every public school in the Trumpiest of places, the state of West Virginia.

Read the full article on The Hill.

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