These comments, while certainly full of frustration & sadness on the part of marginalized groups…
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The mortality rate for whites with no more than a high school degree was about 30 percent higher than for blacks in 2015, according to the report, to be presented at the Brookings Institution on Friday. That’s a huge increase from 1999 …

If I understand your defense of the comments correctly, the results of a Trump presidency — which white working class people were warned about “over & over & over again” —include dramatic increases in mortality rates over a span of fifteen years before Trump even began his candidacy.

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