A New Nixonian Coalition? ‘Ethnic Whites’ 2.0

President Donald Trump arrives to speak about the presidential election results in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., November 5, 2020. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)
Even if Trump loses, his gains among Hispanic voters and others have some recalling the way Nixon cleaved like-minded immigrants from the New Deal coalition.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n the attempt to understand Donald Trump’s rise and place in our national politics, commentators and historians have reached for a number of current and historical analogies, most of them implausible. Some of his enemies hold that he is a “Putinist” and tie him to the rise of illiberal democracy as a threat within the world. Some of his admirers think of him as an Andrew Jackson–like figure. Some of his enemies see in him a figure of American backlash against racial progress, and look at the era of Reconstruction and Redemption.

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