Of all the terms used to describe Donald Trump, “blue collar” isn’t typically a common one. The President tends to wear two different outfits: custom tailored suits, or khaki pants and a golf shirt. He has worked white collar jobs ever since graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968.
That is exactly the term Fox & Friends anchor Ainsley Earhardt used to describe the President on this mornings show. In fact, according to Earhardt, Trump is like a “blue collar guy with money.”
The host made the comments while discussing the wide appeal Trump and Joe Biden have to American voters. In the latest Democratic polling, Biden holds a sizable lead over Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren.
The explain the popularity of the two men, Earhardt said, “It’s interesting that America is favoring either President Trump or Joe Biden depending on what party you are in.”
Ainsley Earhardt on Trump and Biden: "They're both rust belt people though. They're both, like, blue collar workers that have money, but blue collar." pic.twitter.com/I1ySbKYcWK
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Another host, Steve Doocy opined, “that would be quite a contrast. To which Earhardt responded, “They’re both Rust Belt people though. They’re both, like, blue-collar workers that have money, but blue-collar.”
Biden was born and raised in the blue collar town of Scranton, Pennsylvania. His Father was relatively wealthy, though, and worked as a car salesman.
Trump was born and raised in Queens, New York. His Father had achieved significant success in real estate. Eventually, Trump would go on to inherit the family business.
During his campaign for the Republican nomination, Trump said, “I’m the most successful person ever to run. Ross Perot isn’t successful like me. Romney – I have a Gucci store that’s worth more than Romney.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.