New York Times: Don’t Underestimate Trump’s Appeal to Working-Class Voters

A lawsuit was filed against the New York Times on April 28, 2016, by two female, black employees alleging a pattern of discrimination based on age, race and gender at the prestigious daily
Though many many mainstream media members and their allies in the “Never Trump” movement believe Hillary Clinton is a shoo-in to win in November, the New York Times editorial board seems a bit unnerved that Clinton is not polling ahead of Trump by a greater margin. In a July 1 editorial, the Times argued that part of Clinton’s challenge in the general election is “not to underestimate Mr. Trump’s continuing appeal to aggrieved working-class voters.” Ahead of Clinton’s Tuesday appearance in the Tar Heel State with President Barack Obama, the Times specifically focused on the important swing state, where Trump is essentially tied with Clinton even though Clinton has approached swing states like North Carolina “with a traditional mix of advertising, rallies and grass-roots outreach” while Trump is “largely depending on rallies, Twitter and free media promotion” because he “has no money for ads, about one-tenth the staff of the Clinton campaign and, so far, only sketchy plans to address either problem.” The Times frets that while “Clinton holds a double-digit lead in some national polls, in others she leads by low single digits. And though Mr. Trump’s numbers have fallen, Mrs. Clinton’s have not risen by a corresponding amount.” The outlet warns that “Trump