“Mr. Trump ‘is speaking an anti-other message — that Obama’s foreign, which is mixed in which being black, and perceptions that he is Muslim,’ Mr. [Michael] Tesler [a political scientist at the University of California, Irvine] said. ‘It is a catchall for expressing ethnocentric opposition to Obama, without saying you’re against him because he’s black.'”

Source: Nicholas Confessore. “For Whites Sensing Decline, Donald Trump Unleashes Words of Resistance.” New York Times. July 13, 2016. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/14/us/politics/donald-trump-white-identity.html.

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