Washington, DC —Historical Resonance of Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric
Trump has been winning on his “Make America Great Again” appeal
- His message has a strong “American-First” and “Nativist” undertone which resonates
How has this rhetoric played out over time? Is it on the rise in the US?
- Simple answer is NO; it is not on the rise. Indeed, it has been quite stable over the last 20 years, with only a slight uptick recently
The real story is the increasing political divide: Republicans who have become more “Americans First” oriented, while Democrats less so