“This was many things. This was a rebellion against the elites. True. It was a complete reinvention of politics and polls, it’s true. But it was also something else."
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He added, "We haven’t talked about race. ... This was a whitelash against a changing country. It was a whitelash against a black president in part. And that’s the part where the pain comes.”
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As for the communities who felt marginalized by Trump's dialogue throughout his campaign, Jones said Trump "has a responsibility to prove that he is going to a president to all the people he insulted.”
– The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.