Why Trump? (Information and Links)

“The clearest way to reconcile the two perspectives is to understand how Obama’s presidency, and all that it accomplished, could have led to the election of Trump.  I think there are basically two tweet-length explanations:
1.  America elected a black man president, and about half the country proceeded to lose its goddamn mind.
2. The white working class realized that the American dream is a sham.  Then a con artist promised to restore it, and they bought the con.”

Hayes, Christopher. “The Institutionalist.” The Nation, 2/9 Jan. 2017, pp. 1–2.