David McWilliams: Trump's presidential bid being propelled by workers' anger
Published 28/09/2016 | 02:30
Last week in Boston I passed by a place I used to work cleaning dishes in the 1980s. The restaurant/bar, on Boston's fancy Newbury Street, is still there - which is quite an achievement in a fast-changing industry. As is now the norm in many American bars, the TV is always on. I stuck my head in nostalgically, only to be met by Donald Trump's angry face on a big screen.
As the Presidential campaign grinds on, the TV networks want to put on anything that grabs the attention of the punter, however fleetingly. As a result, there appears to be an exclusive diet of incessant fear-mongering from morning to night, highlighting horror stories, imagined and real, of what is about to befall the US.
It's extraordinary to behold.