A letter to all who have lost in this era
Summer, 2016: amid populist revolts, clashing resentments and fear, writer Anand Giridharadas doesn't give a talk but reads a letter. It's from those who have won in this era of change, to those who have, or feel, lost. It confesses to ignoring pain until it became anger. It chides an idealistic yet remote elite for its behind-closed-doors world-saving and airy, self-serving futurism — for at times worrying more about sending people to Mars than helping them on Earth. And it rejects the exclusionary dogmas to which we cling, calling us instead to "dare to commit to the dream of each other."
If Donald Trump does not gain the presidency, what happens to the voters who identified with portions of his message on the economy or the ideas that gave rise to Trump in the first place? Anand Giridharadas and J.D. Vance join "Morning Joe" to discuss.