"Cities--dense urban populations--have always been dependent on massive importation of resources from the periphery. It was true for ancient Rome--which built an extensive system of roads and aqueducts to bring water and food into Rome, and is true today. Los Angeles would be a desert without imported water, food, and energy. As would Manhattan or any other big city or megalopolis.
#8 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN"
That's true, but it has very little to do with the majority of Trump voters living in rural areas. For instance, the water coming into LA is from the Delta in NorCal and the Colorado. Those dams, aquifers and pipes are built. The fact that the water flows near the town where the welfare-dependent "self-reliant"-types live is unimportant.