J.D. Vance

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Author of Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture in Crisis, he works for a tech investment firm in San Francisco 

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Hillary Clinton ties Trump to his fringe white supporters.

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Hillary Clinton ties Trump to his fringe white supporters.

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’Donald Trump is "politically incorrect" in many ways, from racist attacks on Mexicans and Muslims, to questioning NATO and praising Vladimir Putin.

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’Donald Trump is "politically incorrect" in many ways, from racist attacks on Mexicans and Muslims, to questioning NATO and praising Vladimir Putin.

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