- Sally Kohn: Trump supporters' wish for 'great' days gone by is off the mark
- Our time is better for all -- women, people of color, white men -- than in the past, she says
Sally Kohn is an activist, columnist and television commentator, and a supporter of Bernie Sanders. Follow her on Twitter: @sallykohn. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)Make no mistake about it, a substantial portion of the American public is supporting Donald Trump — some implicitly, others explicitly — because he is a man. More precisely, Trump's version of misogynist machismo matches theirs. Think of this reactionary backlash as a vintage fad in American politics: certain voters longing for the days of crew cuts, flagrant racial oppression and unimpeded sexual harassment. In their minds, the good old days.