Economy & Politics

US election: Desperate Households – a trip to white America

Factory worker Steve Dawes is watching his colleagues in the industrial town of Flint very closely these days. He registers their slogans, the slightest political movement, and he thinks he sees a trend shortly before the election: Some can make peace with Joe Biden, the son of a used car dealer. They can identify with Biden, who has never been to an elite university – unlike Trump, Obama or Hillary Clinton. With Biden it is easier for them to say: We have always been democrats at heart.

“But there are still enough workers who want to travel with the Trump adventure,” says Dawes. “He has deeply divided the working class.”

Steve Dawes, 61, four children, wears a white mustache and a red polo shirt with the

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