Why Many White Men Love Trump's Coronavirus Response

October 29, 2020

A man wearing a Donald Trump sweatshirt places his hand over his heart in the far-right group Super Happy Fun America protests in Boston on October 18. (Mark Peterson / Redux)In this article in The Atlantic, ISSI's Center for Research on Social Change faculty affiliate Arlie Hochschild, Professor Emerita, is quoted extensively. She details the general emotions and thoughts many white men have: "Unable to draw confidence from their wealth, which is in many cases nonexistent, or their jobs, which are steadily being moved offshore, they turn to their pride in being American." Trump, meanwhile, helps these men feel like a good American superior to others.