Below is a portion of an article from the Portland Press Herald (Portland, Maine). It was written shortly after the elections. I’m posting it because it captures a sentiment that informed more white voters than many want to acknowledge.
Gary Morrison, 65, worked at the mill (in Maine) for many years before retiring in 2011. His wife died a year later from complications with diabetes. Morrison didn’t ride the wave toward Trump. The Republican candidate was simply too dangerous for him. Now, he looks around the town he’s called home for the last 40 years and is surprised by what he sees.
“These people who are saying that they voted for change, a lot of them actually fear change,” he said. “And that anger, that fear, he gave voice to all of it.”