Republicans, even at the USMB, constantly attack Democrats over poverty. But look at where the bulk of the poor in the United States live. In Appalachia. The largest depressed area in the United States covering 13 Red States. Study: Infant mortality up, life expectancy down in Appalachia The Cycle of Poverty in Appalachia Continues A View From Appalachia: Living Below The Poverty Line It was Appalachia that put Trump over the top. Ironically, it's been Democrats in Blue States who have actually benefited the most from Trump's policies. If the Republican base is so lost in poverty, why do Republicans believe they know the way out of poverty?