A new study reveals that President Donald Trump might be biting his own tail when it comes to his overtly racist behavior. According to the Washington Post, debates about whether or not President Trump's immigration stance contributed to his 2016 win is consistently discussed and researched
However, political scientists, Howard Lavine and Wendy Rahn, from the University of Minnesota released a report that claims President Trump's harsh language towards immigrants may not be as beneficial as one thinks.
"Mr. Trump consistently propounded a view of immigrants as criminals and miscreants, not to mention a cause of unemployment and wage stagnation among native-born citizens. As president, he has continued to use dehumanizing language in reference to immigrants, words like 'vermin,' 'infest' and 'animals,' the study released by the The New York Times states.
President Trump's immigration agenda has dominated headlines in recent weeks as the horrific aftermath of his zero-tolerance policy unfolded.
"The Trumpified immigration debate might actually hurt the president and Republicans more than it does Democrats right now," The Post reported.
The study analyzed the 2016 national polling data and focused on which side white Americans voted on in relation to immigration issues. The report showed that 56 percent of whites are not anti-immigration.
The problem lies when President Trump's wants to focus his midterm election on the immigration issues, since the majority of white America do not agree with the president's stance, this plan could backfire on him
"Trump’s immigration agenda and attacks on Democrats on the issue, of course, are heavily bound up with his racism, as three years of his public and private statements have confirmed. And Trump wants to make the midterms about his immigration agenda, in the belief that it will juice turnout among the Trump base," The Post said.
"Trump’s racism and xenophobia hurt more than they help," the study concluded.