"But for a largely white working class cast aside by austerity and neoliberalism, he at least taunts the elites who destroyed their communities and their lives. The Great American Shakedown "The shakedown that Trump clumsily attempted to orchestrate against the president of Ukraine in the hope of discrediting Joe Biden, a potential rival in the 2020 presidential election, pales beside the shakedown orchestrated by the elites who rule over America’s working men and women. "This shakedown took from those workers their hope and, more ominously, their hope for their children. "It took from them security and a sense of place and dignity. "It took from them a voice in how they were governed. "It took from them their country and handed it to a cabal of global corporatists who intend to turn them into serfs. "This shakedown plunged millions into despair." Imho, electing another "New Democrat" who told his working class base to vote Republican if they didn't like NAFTA will not end the shakedown.