To simplify DT´s appeal, he speaks to the working class who had been long forgotten. He speaks their language. During the 50´s and 60´s factories employed the working class. My aunt worked for G.E. in Louisville, Kentucky. At the time, G.E. employed 30,000 people at that plant alone. Where are those jobs now? When your tribe is forsaken, there's going to be an uprising, but instead of burning down cities, they vote.