Many will say Trump won because he successfully capitalized on blue collar workers’ anxieties about immigration and globalization. Others will say he won because America rejected a deeply unpopular alternative. Still others will say the country is simply racist to its core.
The last option has been the go to for liberals. After blasting Donald Trump as a racist, sexist, Islamophobic, xenophobe (and I’m sure I’m missing a few buzzwords) for over the past year, it’s no surprise they’d attribute his win on that too.
And of course, they’re dead wrong. Trump won because of a cultural issue that flies under the radar and remains stubbornly difficult to define, but is nevertheless hugely important to a great number of Americans: political correctness.
More specifically, Trump won because he convinced a great number of Americans that he would destroy political correctness. Even I thought before the election that Trump’s only realistic path to victory was for the white turnout to be strong. Not because I actually believed that Trump and his supporters were bigots, but because it is no secret that white voters are more predisposed to voting Republican. Moreover, with the fear tactics being used by the left and media, I had little faith in this being the election that minorities would shift to the GOP.
And guess what? The data is in, and the liberal narrative was completely wrong.
But don’t take my word for it. Eric Bolling presented the numbers to Geraldo Rivera on The Five the other day, and it left him stunned. As the Conservative Tribune reported:
He pointed out that on gender, Trump was up with the males by 5 percent but only down with women by 1 percent.
On race, Trump was up with whites by 1 percent, but his increase among the black community was up a whopping 7 percent. The Hispanic community also showed a significant rise in voters, with an increase of 8 percent.
With voters 18 to 29 years old Trump saw a 5 percent increase from the Republican tally in 2012. The number of voters 65 and older who voted for Trump was actually down from previous Republican numbers.
— Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) November 15, 2016
They just don’t get it.
If you call people racist for long enough, eventually they get fed up and turn on you. Good riddance to the Left.