It was all those rich old white guys, right?
Well, no. Mr. Trump actually made significant gains among those groups that allegedly comprised Hillary Clinton’s core constituency.
In the following video, Ezra Levant of TheRebel.media highlights these under-reported statistics, basing his discussion on exit polls published by The New York Times:
There was one notable exception to the general trend. Mr. Levant didn’t mention religion, but according to the NYT, 8% fewer Jewish voters chose Donald Trump than had chosen Mitt Romney in 2012.
Since Hillary was all but certain to have continued Mr. Obama’s policy of throwing Israel to the wolves — and might have even accelerated it, given how much Gulf Arab money had poured into the coffers of the Clinton Foundation — why would American Jews prefer her over Donald Trump? After all, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is delighted that Mr. Trump has been elected president.
However, American Jews are notoriously progressive, and many of them are not at all fond of the State of Israel. That may be one of the explanations, along with Hillary’s vehement support for other issues that are dear to a progressive’s heart: abortion, open borders, bigger government, higher taxes, environmentalism, the New World Order, etc.
It’s hard to fathom. One of the perpetual conundrums of American politics is that Jews vote so consistently against their own interests. As Milton Himmelfarb famously said: “Jews earn like Episcopalians, and vote like Puerto Ricans.”
Hat tip: NorseRadish.