Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Sparks

With anti-trade message, Trump targets 'Reagan Democrats'

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in SparksBy James Oliphant ANDERSON, S.C. (Reuters) – To hear Donald Trump tell it, blue-collar workers here are suffering as much as ever, their livelihoods endangered by the familiar combination of foreign competition and U.S. companies eager to hold down labor costs. A leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination, Trump has made the health of the U.S. manufacturing a cornerstone of his insurgent campaign. In doing so, Trump is targeting a big pool of potential voters among disaffected blue-collar workers, even if it means alienating the business community and conservative free-market advocates and brings accusations of demagoguery.

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