The story of the 2017 floods, which destroyed much of the city of Los Angeles, is a cautionary tale for any politician trying to build an electoral coalition to win a second term.
It was a storm that wiped out homes, flooded streets and killed hundreds of people.
In the days following the devastating floods, the Democratic party was on the defensive.
Many elected officials, including President Donald Trump, were under pressure to respond to the disaster with more assistance.
But the Republican president’s response was a complete failure.
The GOP has since enacted legislation to reverse some of its past policies.
When you take a lot of the worst of the politics out of the equation, you’re in better shape,” said Paul Graham, a political science professor at Columbia University.
Trump’s response, while not perfect, did not lead to the collapse of the Democratic Party.
But he was certainly a decisive figure in pushing back against the Republican majority.
There are currently about 70 million working-age whites, according to Pew Research. “
The Republican Party is no longer the party that represents working- class whites, it’s the party where white working- and middle-class voters feel they’re marginalized,” said Mark Goldfeder, a professor at the University of Southern California.
There are currently about 70 million working-age whites, according to Pew Research.
The 2016 election was the first time that Trump won any state or territory with a majority of white working people.
His victory in Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania was especially remarkable because Trump carried those states with white working class voters.
The white working classes have long been a key voting bloc.
If the Trump presidency had ended with a Democrat, the Democrats would have lost their majority in the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Trump also lost control of both the White House and the legislative branch, but Democrats have regained control of the White Houses, Senate and governorships in some states.
Democrats now hold the power to enact a host of policies that Republicans have criticized.
In 2019, for instance, Democrats passed a law that prohibits employers from discriminating against people based on their race or ethnicity, while also establishing a $15-an-hour minimum wage.
The law was supported by a majority in both chambers of Congress.
In addition to boosting working-income people’s incomes, a Democratic president would have increased the safety net for those who have been pushed out of jobs or forced to take low-wage jobs.
Republicans, however, have long resisted increasing the safety nets for people who have experienced poverty or who are unemployed.
For decades, they have fought to keep the safety-net programs that are popular with many white voters in place, arguing that it will lead to more unemployment and further strain the safety system.
Trump has proposed slashing safety-maintenance funding for Medicaid, while supporting a massive cut in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program that helps low-income families and the disabled.
While the Republican-controlled Congress has a history of obstructing Democratic initiatives, Trump’s presidency has put that history to the test.
Over the course of his presidency, Trump has repeatedly called for increased border security and stricter deportation enforcement.
His executive order temporarily banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries also led to protests across the country, and a federal judge ruled that the order was unconstitutional.
His policies are designed to drive people into poverty.
His proposals to slash the safety infrastructure and roll back the safety laws are intended to drive more people into extreme poverty, Goldfenson said.
Trump, along with Democrats in Congress, have repeatedly failed to secure enough votes for their policies.
In 2018, the Republicans passed a bill to extend the health-care law’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions, which many Republican lawmakers have opposed.
The bill was supported mostly by Republicans, who are typically opposed to extending insurance protections to people who are sick or elderly.
But it failed to pass the Senate, which has been dominated by Democrats since it was created.
On Wednesday, Trump signed an executive order that gives the President the authority to temporarily suspend immigration from several Muslim-dominated countries, including Iran, Libya, Somalia and Sudan.
The order has not been formally confirmed by the Senate and has not yet been signed.
The administration has said it will not enforce the order in the meantime.
Trump said that if the US does not secure the border, he would impose “extreme vetting.”
The administration also announced that it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows undocumented immigrants who entered the country before 2007 to stay in the country for a limited time.
Despite Trump’s aggressive rhetoric on immigration, many of his policies have not gone far enough.
The president has signed legislation that would