US President Donald Trump speaks as he leaves the White House in Washington, DC, en route to Texas on July 29, 2020.
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WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, President Donald Trump said in a tweet that White, one of his most appealing in the suburban voters’ campaign so far, said they would no longer be “bothered” by low-income housing in their suburbs.
As the election tweets come, Trump’s attempt to reunify is wobbling in the suburbs, driven by his administration’s unsuccessful response to the coronovirus epidemic, Trump’s aggressive opposition to the upcoming recession and the Black Lives Matter movement, the most in elections. Suburban voters support.
Trump’s tweet mentions the Obama Administration’s update to the Fair Rights Act of 1968, the Affordably Forwarding Fair Housing Rule. The rule required local governments receiving federal funds for housing and development for biased practices and a plan to fix them.
Earlier this month, the Trump administration announced that it was replacing the fair housing rule with its own rule, one that said “to preserve the safety of the community and the neighborhood.”
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said the Obama-era rule “proved to be complex, expensive and ineffective.”
Carson said in a press release at the time, “We found it and eventually faced a waste of time for the local people to make it happen.
Yet studies have shown for decades that low-income families have been concentrated in smaller geographic areas – a result of urban housing projects built in the 1960s and 1970s – only to face the difficulties that poor residents face Huh.
More recent research has also shown that one of the most successful ways to help low-income families get a good education for their children is to provide low-income housing to middle and upper-middle-class To actively integrate into the neighborhood of and include the middle class.
But for Trump, a vanguard president in elections, fierce opposition to integrate low-income housing goes far beyond just zoning policy.
Wednesday’s tweet marked an increase in Trump’s ongoing effort to curb fear among suburban voters who say poor urban residents, who are excessive people of color, will move to their suburbs if single-family homes are in the neighborhood Permission is granted to build low-income housing.
In an election year defined by an epidemic, a financial crisis, and a racial justice movement, an appeal by Trump to white suburban voters is an important part of his campaign strategy.
Trump’s attack has been condemned by Democrats and some Republicans who say it reflects a racist appeal to white voters during the civil rights era.
Not only is this strategy attracting condemnation from the political spectrum according to elections, but it also fails.
A recent Fox News poll featured 11-digit Trump-trailing Democratic candidate Joe Biden nationwide among suburban voters. An ABC News / Washington Post poll released on July 19 exposed a similar spread, under which Trump had 9 points in the suburban area Biden.
Despite these ominous numbers, Trump has so far rejected advice from campaign strategists who urged him to expand his support base by appealing to more liberal Republicans, especially women. Instead, Trump has doubled racist and divisive messages, targeting them directly at the very women who poll shows are not receptive to racial appeal.
In the past month, the president has also defended Confederate monuments and the Confederate flag, and has threatened to veto a defense bill that would rename military bases currently designated for Confederate troops.
CNBC’s Kevin Bruninger contributed to this report.
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