Why are the German-Americans Trump’s most loyal supporters?



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German-Americans paved Trumps road into the White House — right through the rural and deindustrialized landscapes of Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. When talking about ethnicity and immigration background, we frequently use labels such as African-American, Asian-American, Italian-American and Mexican-American. But despite the fact that currently about 46 Million Americans claim German ancestry and therefore constitute the largest national heritage group in the United States, one hardly ever encounters the term German-American. Who are the German-Americans, and why did they support Donald Trump?
German-Americans traditionally have Democratic loyalties. I don't know why you think Trump has a particular strong support in the German-Americans community. Trump support was "high among working and middle-class white male voters with annual incomes of less than $50,000 and no college degree" and "Trump found his strongest support among Republicans in West Virginia, followed by New York, and then followed by six Southern states."
 

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I don't think that German-Americans are the only white industrial workers who voted for Trump, especially in the southern states.
No but they are the only White Industrial that workers this thread is about.

As for the German/American identity. It might have been a good idea not to advertise that for a while. It was hard to hide being Japanese/AMerican but not so much for the Germans.
 

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Perhaps it was a germanesque attempt at humour (voting for the Top Trump that is)?

;)
 

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But so are white lawyers, farmers, state servants etc, many with german heritage.
Are you asking about those German Americans that supported Trump or German Americans in general, or is it just Americans? Why specify a group only to broaden it with every post?
 

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From my initial post: Who are the German-Americans, and why did they support Donald Trump?
But if ,you , don't know them , how do ,you, know they supported Trump. Or did you just read somewhere that Trump's grandfather was German and arrive at an unsupported conclusion?

Which by the way is just fine, it's the p.ie way.
 

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But if ,you , don't know them , how do ,you, know they supported Trump. Or did you just read somewhere that Trump's grandfather was German and arrive at an unsupported conclusion?

Which by the way is just fine, it's the p.ie way.
The most fabricated OP ever. Fake news personified.
 

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German-Americans paved Trumps road into the White House — right through the rural and deindustrialized landscapes of Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. When talking about ethnicity and immigration background, we frequently use labels such as African-American, Asian-American, Italian-American and Mexican-American. But despite the fact that currently about 46 Million Americans claim German ancestry and therefore constitute the largest national heritage group in the United States, one hardly ever encounters the term German-American. Who are the German-Americans, and why did they support Donald Trump?
Here are some figures that might lend support to what you are saying. This is people who identify as German American by state and sorted by %. Shows many of the states that have a high number of German Americans voted Rep. 5 of the 6 states that swang to Trump have 1/5 or more German Americans. Even Minnesota which stayed blue flipped towards Rep heavily.

State German American Population % Result Swing
North Dakota 290,452 46.8 Trump
South Dakota 334,068 44.5 Trump
Wisconsin 2,455,980 43.8 Trump Yes
Nebraska 738,894 42.7 Trump
Minnesota 1,949,346 38.4
Iowa 1,169,638 35.7 Trump Yes
Montana 282,130 27.0 Trump
Ohio 3,231,788 26.5 Trump Yes
Wyoming 144,972 25.9 Trump
Kansas 856,348 25.8 Trump
Pennsylvania 4,491,269 25.4 Trump Yes
Missouri 1,576,813 23.5 Trump
Indiana 1,629,766 22.6 Trump
Colorado 1,090,983 22.0
Oregon 811,780 20.5
Michigan 2,271,091 20.4 Trump Yes
Illinois 2,668,955 19.6
Idaho 317,536 18.8 Trump
Washington 1,319,975 18.8
Maryland 937,887 15.7
Arizona 977,613 15.6 Trump
Total US 42,902,103 15.2
Delaware 133,757 14.3
Alaska 121,832 14.2 Trump
Nevada 338,717 14.1
West Virginia 354,704 14.0 Trump
Kentucky 638,231 12.7 Trump
New Jersey 1,092,054 12.6
Oklahoma 531,375 12.6 Trump
Florida 2,270,456 11.8 Trump Yes
Virginia 973,438 11.7
Utah 313,733 11.5 Trump
New York 2,250,309 11.2
Texas 2,542,996 9.9c
California 6,517,470 9.8
Connecticut 365,727 9.8
New Mexico 219,278 9.8
North Carolina 1,020,432 9.5 Trump
Arkansas 358,764 9.3 Trump
Vermont 67,706 9.1
Maine 109,401 8.6
New Hampshire 124,430 8.6
South Carolina 425,455 8.4 Trump
Tennessee 612,669 8.3 Trump
Georgia 757,769 7.0 Trump
Louisiana 403,222 7.0 Trump
Massachusetts 402,176 5.9
Hawaii 83,967 5.8
Alabama 354,259 5.7 Trump
Rhode Island 60,634 5.7
DC 27,450 4.8
Mississippi 172,456 4.5 Trump
 

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Here are some figures that might lend support to what you are saying. This is people who identify as German American by state and sorted by %. Shows many of the states that have a high number of German Americans voted Rep. 5 of the 6 states that swang to Trump have 1/5 or more German Americans. Even Minnesota which stayed blue flipped towards Rep heavily.

State German American Population % Result Swing
North Dakota 290,452 46.8 Trump
South Dakota 334,068 44.5 Trump
Wisconsin 2,455,980 43.8 Trump Yes
Nebraska 738,894 42.7 Trump
Minnesota 1,949,346 38.4
Iowa 1,169,638 35.7 Trump Yes
Montana 282,130 27.0 Trump
Ohio 3,231,788 26.5 Trump Yes
Wyoming 144,972 25.9 Trump
Kansas 856,348 25.8 Trump
Pennsylvania 4,491,269 25.4 Trump Yes
Missouri 1,576,813 23.5 Trump
Indiana 1,629,766 22.6 Trump
Colorado 1,090,983 22.0
Oregon 811,780 20.5
Michigan 2,271,091 20.4 Trump Yes
Illinois 2,668,955 19.6
Idaho 317,536 18.8 Trump
Washington 1,319,975 18.8
Maryland 937,887 15.7
Arizona 977,613 15.6 Trump
Total US 42,902,103 15.2
Delaware 133,757 14.3
Alaska 121,832 14.2 Trump
Nevada 338,717 14.1
West Virginia 354,704 14.0 Trump
Kentucky 638,231 12.7 Trump
New Jersey 1,092,054 12.6
Oklahoma 531,375 12.6 Trump
Florida 2,270,456 11.8 Trump Yes
Virginia 973,438 11.7
Utah 313,733 11.5 Trump
New York 2,250,309 11.2
Texas 2,542,996 9.9c
California 6,517,470 9.8
Connecticut 365,727 9.8
New Mexico 219,278 9.8
North Carolina 1,020,432 9.5 Trump
Arkansas 358,764 9.3 Trump
Vermont 67,706 9.1
Maine 109,401 8.6
New Hampshire 124,430 8.6
South Carolina 425,455 8.4 Trump
Tennessee 612,669 8.3 Trump
Georgia 757,769 7.0 Trump
Louisiana 403,222 7.0 Trump
Massachusetts 402,176 5.9
Hawaii 83,967 5.8
Alabama 354,259 5.7 Trump
Rhode Island 60,634 5.7
DC 27,450 4.8
Mississippi 172,456 4.5 Trump
the numbers are for the year 2000
 

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German-Americans have traditionally been Republican.

Many despised the Southern plantation owner organized Democrats ( lazy, not having any work ethic, completely dishonest). They backed Lincoln before the Civil War. Look at the electoral map, & the states they settled at the time from Conn. to Kansas.
 

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Because as a white man in America you are left with no choice than vote GOP. The term white man which used to be a description has now become a pejorative in liberal circles. The Koran, Islam and Muslims heralded while the bible, Christianity and Christians insulted by liberals.
 

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according to his ex wife Trump always kept a book of Hitler's speeches by his bed...
Donald Trump's ex-wife: Trump kept book of Hitler's speeches by bed - Business Insider

"Last April, perhaps in a surge of Czech nationalism, Ivana Trump told her lawyer Michael Kennedy that from time to time her husband reads a book of Hitler's collected speeches, My New Order, which he keeps in a cabinet by his bed ... Hitler's speeches, from his earliest days up through the Phony War of 1939, reveal his extraordinary ability as a master propagandist," Marie Brenner wrote.
 

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Because as a white man in America you are left with no choice than vote GOP. The term white man which used to be a description has now become a pejorative in liberal circles. The Koran, Islam and Muslims heralded while the bible, Christianity and Christians insulted by liberals.
Outside of Southorns German Americans are only Yanks who make any sense to and who I can feel any sympathy with. Most of them moved to US because of the Kuturkampf- both Protestant and Catholic, the Prods because Lutherans they didn't wan to be fused with Calvinists. The American that I admire the most is half German and half Irish ethnically- E Michael Jones.
 

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As for the German/American identity. It might have been a good idea not to advertise that for a while. It was hard to hide being Japanese/AMerican but not so much for the Germans.
I think the U.S. public are probably past holding WW2 against Germans, especially Americans of German descent.

On the OPs wider point - is it really any more of a mystery than Irish American support for JFK?
 

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German-Americans paved Trumps road into the White House — right through the rural and deindustrialized landscapes of Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. When talking about ethnicity and immigration background, we frequently use labels such as African-American, Asian-American, Italian-American and Mexican-American. But despite the fact that currently about 46 Million Americans claim German ancestry and therefore constitute the largest national heritage group in the United States, one hardly ever encounters the term German-American. Who are the German-Americans, and why did they support Donald Trump?
if you go back far enough , its people who originally arrive from england who are by far the largest group , the nationality of the founding fathers is rarely included in these conversations so english americans stopped referring to themselves as such centuries ago as they were the new natives effectively and everyone else including germans were viewed as new arrivals - immigrants , for example , italians are often regarded as the largest immigrant group in argentina , in reality those of spanish origin far exceed them , germans are ahead of irish however and really dominate the mid west and great lakes area of the u.s
 
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