As they often do in presidential elections, rural and urban America voted in very different ways on November 8. Given that polls forecast a Hillary Clinton win, the Trump victory left many so-called “coastal elites” in shock that Americans outside of cities would elect a man who has made racist and sexist comments. And the other America was shocked by that shock.
In short, the two Americas are not on the same page.
Morning Shift talks to Patrick Thornton, senior director of user experience and strategy at CQ Roll Call, a source for news and analysis of what’s going on in Congress. In an opinion piece published after the election, he calls on rural and urban Americans to get to know one another better, to visit each other, to listen to one another because our success as a nation depends on it.