Trump's Pitch To White Voters In 2016 And 2020 : Consider This from NPR Donald Trump told the Republican National Convention: "The crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon — and I mean very soon — come to an end." That was in 2016.

Today the president and his party are reprising a similar pitch to voters, as police shootings and the protests that follow them continue. NPR's Ayesha Rascoe reports on how the president's 'law and order' message has changed over time.

And Evan Osnos of The New Yorker explains why some white voters are still sticking with the GOP. He wrote about that in his recent piece, "How Greenwich Republicans Learned To Love Trump."

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2016 On Loop: GOP Targets White Voters Amid Police Shootings, Protests

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2016 On Loop: GOP Targets White Voters Amid Police Shootings, Protests

2016 On Loop: GOP Targets White Voters Amid Police Shootings, Protests

2016 On Loop: GOP Targets White Voters Amid Police Shootings, Protests

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Donald Trump told the Republican National Convention: "The crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon — and I mean very soon — come to an end." That was in 2016.

Today the president and his party are reprising a similar pitch to voters, as police shootings and the protests that follow them continue. NPR's Ayesha Rascoe reports on how the president's 'law and order' message has changed over time.

And Evan Osnos of The New Yorker explains why some white voters are still sticking with the GOP. He wrote about that in his recent piece, "How Greenwich Republicans Learned To Love Trump."

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Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

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This episode was produced by Brianna Scott, Lee Hale and Brent Baughman. It was edited by Sami Yenigun and Beth Donovan with fact-checking from Anne Li. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.