At RNC, GOP echoes racial code of Nixon's 1968 campaign
It came to be known as Nixon's Southern strategy: a campaign that used fear of crime and lawlessness to tap into white Southern voters opposition to racial integration and equality without using overtly racist language. Nixon had to peel away some Southern white voters from Wallace without alienating voters in other regions. As president, Trump denigrated as animals some immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally. Trump's take on the Southern strategy isn't necessarily aimed at Southern voters. His targets are more likely working-class white voters in battleground states such as Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Wisconsin, Abramowitz said.
As crime surges on his watch, Trump warns of Biden's America
Left unmentioned by Trump is that a recent surge in violent crime recently endured in several big American cities has come under his watch. Left unsaid: A recent surge in violent crime in several American cities has happened on his watch. Violent crime around the U.S. has been on a downward trajectory for the better part of the last three decades. Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and New York have seen spikes in violent crime and homicides this year. "He has consistently been silent in the midst of communities devolving into lawlessness, Gidley said of the former vice president.