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Joe Simitian: Listening to Trump's America (San Francisco)

  • The Commonwealth Club 110 The Embarcadero San Francisco, CA, 94105 United States (map)

Joe Simitian: Listening to Trump's America

Supervisor Joe Simitian says that in the immediate aftermath of the election, some were inclined to dismiss Trump voters as racist, sexist, homophobic, misogynistic or xenophobic.  But is it fair to claim that 46 percent of the American electorate fits this profile?  Simitian didn’t believe so, but he did wonder what prompted a large portion of the electorate, some of whom had previously voted for President Obama, to vote for President Trump.  To get some answers, Supervisor Simitian traveled to three counties, in three states--Robeson County, North Carolina; Cambria County, Pennsylvania; and Macomb County, Michigan-- to talk with locals from both parties.  Come hear what he learned about America beyond the Bay Area.  Hosted by The Commonwealth Club: $10 for non-members.