How Trump exposed, exploited, and embodied the cult of billionaire ‘big philanthropy’

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On June 28, 2016, Donald Trump assumed the podium at a recycling plant in Monessen, Pennsylvania. In the audience were around 200 residents who had witnessed the city’s decline from a booming manufacturing center to a desolate expanse of urban blight. The building where they gathered  a former steel mill that once held thousands of workers  had been downsized to a small facility of just 35 employees. 

Seconds into his speech, Trump highlighted the grievances of the city’s workers: “Globalization has made the financial elite who donate to politicians very wealthy,” he said. “But it has left millions of our workers with nothing but poverty and heartache. When subsidized foreign steel is dumped into our markets, threatening our factories, the politicians do nothing.”

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