By Quin Hillyer, special to the Manchester Union Leader;
Donald Trump will never understand Squam Lake, which is why the billionaire blusterer will never “get” New Hampshire. Once New Hampshire understands Trump’s history of trampling the “little guy,” its voters should abandon him in droves. …
Trump’s experiences have nothing in common with New Hampshire’s industrial south or its blue-collar workers. He has rarely produced an actual physical product for sale (aside from Trump hats); many of his projects have been highly leveraged property speculation, less “art of the deal” than “art of the gamble.”
And when he has employed blue collar workers, such as a large group of Polish immigrants in the Washington, D.C. area, he has been subject to years-long lawsuits alleging failure to provide legally obligatory pension payments.
The truth is, Trump’s lifelong record is one of scheming with government and rich guys while stomping on the interests of the Ordinary Joe. …..
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