Why ‘white trash’ Americans are flocking to Donald Trump

When J.D. Vance was a boy, his beloved grandmother “Mamaw” told her boozer husband that if he ever came home drunk again, she’d kill him. When he did, and passed out on the couch, she got a gasoline can, poured fuel all over him and dropped a lit match on his chest. He survived with mild burns, and later quit drinking.

One time when J.D.’s mom took exception to something the boy said in the car, she hit the accelerator and sped up to 100 miles per hour, screaming that she was going to kill them both. When he jumped in the backseat hoping to protect himself from the impact, he recalls, she instead pulled the car over “to beat the s- -t out of me.” The evening concluded with Mom being hauled away in a police car.

  • Shoot thet’s heppen’d to everone I know.

  • “White trash” – a phrase used by progressive bigots who like to apologize for putting a man on the moon.

    • Bingo! Why is there no such thing as Black Trash, Muslim Trash or Chicano Trash? The same reason that Obama could have a “Beer Summit” with an Irish cop but no body would ever have a “Watermelon and Fried Chicken Summit” or a “Taco Summit” or a “Camel Dung” summit. The elites think that if they pander to those groups they can use them to control the rest of us.

      • Alain

        You beat me to it.

  • FivePointSpurgeon

    I’d rather spend a weekend with “white trash” than 10 minutes with the so-called intellectuals.

    • Clausewitz

      After a lecture I like to head on down to the faculty club for a rusty nail as a treat to myself for living amongst the intellectual morons. I’ve been called out at times since I don’t wear the uniform of tweed jacket with patches on the elbows, but prefer a shirt, jeans, and shitkicker boots. Keeps the progressives away.

  • simus1

    Maw gran`pappy worked at Packard in DEEtroit in the `20s, nought even 20 year old.

    Lived in a rooming house next to a Holy Roller temple – Tennessee Mountain Pentecostals mostly – so they said. Cops would show up about midnight and the service would blend into a riot with about the same volume.

  • Waffle

    Route 23 — The Hillbilly Highway out of the Appalachians and north to middle-class prosperity: